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:
CROPS currently provides a number of resources to primary and secondary schools for example:
Chris is our Mentoring Lead developing our work with local secondary schools to support the pastoral needs of young people. Chris is oversees the training and management of our volunteer mentors as well as being a mentor in schools himself.
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 'Walk Thru the Bible' presenter.
As well as being secretary to the Trustees and our office administrator Sheila has spent the last 5 years working as a CROPS mentor in a local secondary school.
Nathanael is currently spending his gap year with CROPS working as a part of the CROPS team. Nathanael's role involves administration , working alongside us in schools and events plus overseeing our social media.
Richard, a qualified primary school teacher, is part of our Primary Schools team helping to deliver quality Old Testament lessons as part of the 'Walk Thru the Bible' presenter team.
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.
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.