Coronavirus Resources

The education team are currently working remotely. We remain available to provide information, advice and guidance to schools and will continue to explore new ways to support you in these challenging times.

Staff can be contacted via their normal telephone numbers or work emails. Additionally, if you have an urgent query during office hours, the main office telephone line will be diverted directly to a member of the team.

Urgent enquiries: 01392 294 950 (to be diverted to a member of the team)
General enquiries:

We hope that you find the following resources helpful as we all adjust to new ways of working. We will continue to post new resources on this page so please check back regularly.

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  • Diddy Disciples offer worship and Bible storytelling by Sharon Moughtin-Mumby: Anglican priest, Bible scholar, writer, and mother. They are streaming Bedtime Prayers (Compline), led by children, from the Diddy Disciples Facebook page every evening.  
  • Fischy Music write songs supporting the social, emotional and spiritual well being of children. They are live streaming musical assemblies on Monday mornings. Find out more at the Fischy Music Facebook page.
  • Worshiping with Children have a mission to help worship planners and leaders create congregational worship that is child friendly – without ruining it for the adults. They are offering worship outlines and reflections on the lectionary passages via the Worshiping with Children Facebook page.
  • Messy Church is a fun way of being of church for families. They are designing sessions which can be used by families at home – for example, this breaking bread – fun family prayer time exercise.
  • The children’s workers from St Matts Church Exeter are providing a series of you tube videos of children’s activities linked to bible stories. Watch here.

RE Home Learning IconRE Home Learning for Children

RE Today is supporting NATRE (the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education) by providing ALL teachers with resources which they can use and share with parents to support with home learning.

Resources are available for all key stages and can be downloaded free of charge from the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education website. 

TrueTube (KS1-5) is a multi award-winning website for schools that provides short films for RE, PSHE and Citizenship. You can access their films at their website.

Video: What are Religion, Philosophy and Ethics? (KS2-5) 

BBC resources

Talking to Children about CoronavirusTalking to Children about Coronavirus

The British Psychological Society’s Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) has published tips for schools, parents and carers dealing with the unprecedented school closures.

Supporting Families IconSupporting Families

Devon and Torbay Mental Health Teams in School have pulled together a number of resources for schools to share with families.

If you still have a Devon Child in Care on roll, please see the letter and guidance circulated to your school for your information.

Schools may also find the following guide useful in supporting the mental health and well-being of pupils and students during periods of disruption:

In addition, JKP Books have produced a number of free online resources:

Other resources include:

Family Fun Cooking iconFamily Fun Cooking

Ideas to share with parents to encourage healthy eating on a budget. Find out more…

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Chaplaincy in Education

The Centre of Chaplaincy in Education  have set up a daily zoom prayer meeting led by Maggie Everett. Please see the instructions on their website.

The Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership are also working on developing additional resources to help you in terms of advice regarding pastoral care and resources for collective worship at home. These will be uploaded to their website as soon as they are ready.

Information for Governing Bodies iconInformation for Governing Bodies

Please continue to direct enquiries to Christina Mabin.  Sarah Owen will continue to manage Governor appointments / reappointments during this period.  The National Governance Association (NGA) is producing regular advice and guidance for school governing bodies. Please visit the NGA website to find out more.

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