A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
Senior research fellow, Dr Ann Casson and researcher, Ann Pittaway will work with the school chaplains creating an ecumenical virtual community of practice. The research team will bring to this community of practice a detailed digest of the latest research on the induction process and spiritual well-being, for consideration by the chaplains. We will facilitate 9 virtual communities of practice over the course of 24 months, offering the community opportunities to reflect and identify best practice, and develop policies and resources for induction 2022-23 and beyond.
Bringing together chaplains from different Christian backgrounds in a community of practice will directly impact student well-being and spiritual resilience and reveal insights into the professional roles. The shared expertise from the virtual community of practice will provide a forum for debate and an exchange of new ideas and practices for a wider audience, disseminated through the medium of online platforms. Termly reports for UK school leaders and policy makers will offer a detailed record of induction practices for 2022/23 in readiness for any potential crisis situation such as the Covid pandemic.