A Productive Working Space

6
Mar

A Productive Working Space

One of the things that makes an ACE learning centre different from a more traditional classroom is the student office. These are lined around the outside of the room, with the students’ goals and accomplishments on display. Many visitors over the years comment on how quiet and productive the atmosphere within the Learning Centre is. …

17
Feb

Influencing and Implementing

When we understand the difference between leadership and management it can transform our schools and families. Leadership is in its essence influence, it is not coercion or control, but an entirely positive influence on the lives of others. Leadership is also about vision and values, and to develop these in the lives of others will …

8
Feb

A Child’s Walk in Character

One of the most often lauded aspects of the A.C.E. curriculum is the emphasis on character, and yet simultaneously, one of the vehicles for teaching character, the comic strips, is often derided. I was speaking to someone about this recently and when asked to provide an example of how the comics had positively affected my …

30
Jan

British Values and Kingdom Values

British Values are defined as: Democracy The rule of law Individual liberty Mutual respect for and tolerance of those who have different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith Without doubt democracy is flawed, but it is the least bad form of human government. Democracy n its best form supports Kingdom Values, giving attention …

12
Jan

Home Schooling Legalities

TEACH families in the UK are blessed to have strong laws that protect their freedom to home educate. But with over 20% of TEACH families residing outside of the UK, it’s important to pray for countries where the parents’ prerogative to choose the method of their children’s education is not recognised. Romania-Not Recognised– A parent …

19
Dec

Children and Technology

As the whole world immerses itself deeper and deeper into the digital age, questions are being asked as to what level of interaction with technology is suitable for young children. One group of independent schools in London have this year been targeted by the media for their “traditional” approach to education. “Our starting point is …

14
Dec

Giving what we can

This is a time of year when giving is highlighted in many cultures all around the world. It’s a good excuse to be reminded of the importance of giving. We are living in a world that would like to shut us down because of what we believe. It’s a fact that many of our fellows …

21
Nov

Call to Prayer!

Education is a battlefield, and the grace and strength of God to fulfill the vision of Christian education is released to us through prayer. Paul exhorts us in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanks giving let your requests be made known to God”. During the …

10
Nov

Christian Education-Deliberately Distinctive

It is often difficult to communicate to family, church leaders and friends the reason why we are putting so much energy, time and money into our children’s Christian education. It’s helpful to be reminded of three key aspects of a distinctively Christian education that make what we are offering to the next generation such a …

3
Nov

Irrigating Deserts

An exciting new initiative was launched in London on Saturday 24th September – the Christian Coalition for Education (www.ccfe.uk). Over eighty Christians involved in different areas of education attended the first conference – ‘Irrigating Deserts’ – held at St. Michael’s Church, Chester Square. The aim of the conference was to provide a collegial forum for …

28
Jul

ACE Around the World

ACE is a proven educational system providing a foundation for life in the challenging moral, social and economic climate of the 21st Century. It is followed in around 140 countries at over 5,500 schools in addition to 45,000 home schools. At the 30 plus national and regional conventions annual attendance approaches 20,000. Far from isolating our …

15
Jul

Achievement and Success

In today’s society and even in the church, it seems to be all-important that our young people get to university, achieve sporting success or gain financial prosperity. Many Christian parents have sadly rejected the offer of a distinctively Bible-based, Christ-centred education by setting the wrong priorities for their children and young people. In our achievement-oriented …

17
Jun

Careers and Calling

Christian schools and homeschools are exciting places to be when it comes to Careers Education! Our educational ethos emphasises the reality of God’s calling on the life of each young person. Commitment to equipping for service and emphasis on individualised learning mean that children can flourish in the gifts God has given them as part …

1
Jun

Help! I Want to Open a Christian School

Opening a Christian school begins with the calling of God. After that, we at Christian Education Europe determine to help you make your vision a reality by providing the following training options. The 5-day ‘Professional Training Course’ will simulate the methodology and procedures of running a learning centre of students on the ACE curriculum. This …

19
May

Schools on Track

Schools on Track is a course providing training, inspiration and networking that will equip you to launch your Christian school. From initial setup to supplying materials, assistance and training, we aim to support you as you raise standards. The purpose of SOT is to give anyone who feels the call to Christian Education a clear …

3
May

A Week to Last a Lifetime

The European Student Convention, held at Millfield School in April, is one of the premier events in our calendar. Seeing hundreds of staff and students joining in worship is an unforgettable experience. The days were filled with competition and ministry as students submitted entries they have worked on for the last year. Between entries in sport, …

22
Apr

Home Education on the Increase Across the UK

Over the last six years in the UK, there has been a 65% increase in children recorded as home educated, according to a report by the BBC. One reason behind the rise is the increase in lifestyle changes with more work-at-home parents. UK Research shows that of all the reasons for children being withdrawn from …

15
Apr

Not Just Ticking Boxes: Training for Governors

School governors are facing more demands than ever before, and their role has never been more vital than it is today. A well informed, properly equipped and well lead Governing Body will empower a school to truly deliver a high quality, Christ-centred education for its students. The other side of the coin is that if governors …

5
Apr

Get to Work!

In 538 BC, King Cyrus decreed that the Jews could return to Jerusalem, and just a year later, they began work on rebuilding the temple. Fast forward fifteen years, however, and the work has halted with only the foundations laid. At this point God steps in and sends the prophets Haggai and Zechariah to ‘encourage’ …

1
Apr

Inspiration and Aspiration

Christian Education can be summed up in two words: Inspiration and Aspiration.  All life on earth is God-breathed – inspired by God.  And the living, active word of God –sharper than any two-edged sword that divides between soul and spirit – is also God-breathed. Through an uncompromising Christian curriculum, young people are inspired to discover …

28
Mar

Saving Faith-The Keystone in the arch of Christian Education

When Peter exclaimed shock in Mark 11 that the fig tree had withered from its roots, the response of Jesus was, “Have Faith in God!”  Jewish nationhood under God withered from corruption within as well as through pagan intrusion – not unlike the demise of Christianity in Europe. Modern paganism (godlessness) across all spheres of …

8
Mar

Not Just a Faith School

Over the last few years it has become commonplace to hear people talk about “faith schools.” The term usually refers to a diverse range of government and privately funded schools with a religious character, e.g. C of E, Catholic, Muslim, Jewish and evangelical Christian schools. In reality every school is a faith school, because no …

4
Mar

Walking in Unity

There are many reasons for schools and home schools to cooperate and support one another. The most obvious ones are the ability to pool resources and knowledge and the opportunity for the students to socialise in a wider circle.  Our school has hosted an annual sports day for all those involved in Christian education in …

28
Feb

Education that takes the Bible seriously!

That’s how one of our Christian schools was described by a local radio journalist. Seriously, joyfully, daily, we cherish the freedom to have God’s word at the foundation and providing the framework for our children’s education, permeating all aspects of curriculum – science, history, geography, drama, and English. The Bible is read and studied, verses …

10
Feb

Impacting Today’s Culture

Since the beginning of the age, believers have been called to make a difference in their day – to go against the status quo and to impact their culture. Jesus impacted His day; world order was upheaved with unceremonious power with His arrival. The sick were healed; the blind saw; the dead were raised; and …

23
Jan

A Lifestyle of Prayer

In Christian schools and home schools we have  the wonderful freedom to have prayer as a natural and normal part of everyday school life – starting the day with prayer, ending in prayer, and pausing throughout the day to celebrate God’s provision or to call out for help when something troubling happens in school, at …

8
Jan

Partnering with Pastors

Many pastors have a major concern for the fact that young people are being lost to the church. We believe one of the key factors for this loss is that the secular world has been entrusted with the education of our children from a young age. They are taught a worldview that is contrary to …

14
Dec

Individualisation

No two people are identical. Even twins have differences. We can categorise by shape, size, colour, language, preferences, personality types and even thinking styles. The list is endless, but each person remains unique. Each is formed and fashioned by Father God to fi t and fulfil His unique purpose. Therefore, we can safely conclude and …

9
Dec

Assessment for Learning

Teachers and politicians are again debating the place and importance of testing, particularly for younger children. For schools and home schools using the ACE curriculum, testing has always been part of the weekly pattern of work. From the earliest levels, our PACE tests are an important blend of summative and formative assessment. The testing is …

27
Nov

“British Values”

Recently there has been a lot of talk by the government and in the media about extremism and its solution: the promotion of so-called “fundamental British Values” –  democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values come from our country’s Christian heritage …

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