The Twyford Academies Trust takes its faith seriously; but more than that – students enjoy God and celebrate God's presence, work and creativity.
The chaplaincy at Twyford CofE High School operates to make faith across the breadth of school interests a living reality: Assemblies use ICT, music and a reflective style to engage student's needs and interests.
Tutor time meditations allow each student time and space to reflect before they rush to complete the day's tasks.
A regular chapel programme reflects the diversity of interests present in the student body: from dance and discussion, to guided meditations, to a regular service of Holy Communion and Praise Celebrations.
The Twyford Trust Fellowship Group provides for regular Bible study and weekends away and also supports its own website. In addition, the Twyford Trust has a Gospel choir, Chamber choir and Junior choir, all of which participate in school worship, along with musicians from across the student body.
There are many opportunities to lead and support worship in school, with two Chaplaincy representatives for each year group, world faith representatives, and chapel ambassadors in each form.
There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities that students are encouraged to participate in. The chaplaincy encourages an enriching, harmonious relationship between students of different faith within the school – Muslim students meet regularly to pray; the Chaplain has contact with a range of faith leaders in the local community who are willing to offer support and expertise.
The Chaplaincy also provides for students' pastoral needs, running a learning programme for those who have experienced loss called Seasons for Growth. Students are also supported through a 'Boys to Men' programme that seeks to nurture students' confidence and self-esteem. The Twyford Academies Trust has a full time Anglican Chaplain, The Revd Dr John Seymour, assisted by Lian Jacobs. Mr. Geoff Lumley is leader of the Twyford Fellowship.
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