in Schools

1:2:1 Mentoring
Find out about our 1:2:1 mentoring project

1:2:1 Mentoring

Our Approach

CROPS resources schools in the areas of SMSC, syllabus input (RE/Philosophy & Ethics), as well as providing pastoral support to young people. We have been working in a wide range of primary and secondary schools in the Greater Peterborough area since 1989.

We fully subscribe to the guidance and code of conduct, “Religious Believers Visiting Schools”, published by the National Association of Teachers in Religious Education (NATRE) in 2007.

The resources we offer can provide valuable information, education and support to schools in fulfilling their aims.

In our approach to education we seek to understand and work within agreed curriculum frameworks and guidelines, published nationally or locally. In our contribution to Religious education and SMSC we seek to assist pupils to evaluate Christianity as a way of life by:

  • Helping them to understand basic Christian beliefs
  • Explaining the relevance of Christianity to various areas of life
  • Illustrating the difference that having a Christian faith makes
  • Assisting pupils in forming and/or clarifying their personal values
  • Providing a positive experience of meeting Christians

What We Offer

CROPS currently provides a number of resources to primary and secondary schools for example:

  • Thought provoking assemblies for primary and secondary schools
  • Spiritual Development activities for collapsed timetable days (secondary).
  • Bible Explorer presentations for Primary Schools using storytelling/drama to teach the storyline of the old and new testaments of the Bible.
  • It's Your Move - transition to secondary school presentation for Year 6 pupils.
  • Mentoring for young people in secondary schools with specific identified needs (working alongside school pastoral teams)

Matt Wild

Matt is the Director of CROPS and heads up our secondary schools work. He is available as a speaker for assemblies and to lead spiritual development days with our Breathe Resource and Open Resource.

Rachel Jessup

Rachel leads CROPS' Primary Schools work. She has over 18 years experience working in Primary Schools delivering engaging assemblies, RE lessons and running lunchtime clubs. She is a creative storyteller and is an accredited Bible Explorer presenter.

CROPS visit our assemblies each term to share a Christian message in a manner that is relevant and engaging for young people of all faiths and none.
Kevin Hartley, Assistant Principal, Nene Park Academy

How We Are Funded

All that we do is made possible through the generosity of the individuals, churches and charitable trusts that support our work. If you wish to donate to our work please contact us to talk this through. We can supply a list of suggested donations for resources we bring into school.

Breathe in action