In July 2014 we launched 'Academy Chaplaincy' as a brand new partnership between Boost Felixstowe and Felixstowe Academy. This is one of the first chaplaincy roles of its kind in Britain, as it sits within an academy 'with no religious affiliation'.
We like to say that the role is there to 'support students and staff, explore faith, and build community'.
At the heart of Academy Chaplaincy is the support of staff and students. We provide pastoral care, mentoring and random acts of kindness to encourage and inspire.
Our chaplains are qualified youth workers and ministers, but also provide confidential support to staff too.
In multi-cultural Britain the skill of religious literacy has never been needed more.
Through after school activities, 'Thoughts for the Week', and collective worship, we encourage students and staff to explore faith on their own terms whilst also promoting a broadly Christian ethos.
A school is the heart of any local community.
We actively encourage creative partnership working which facilitates the building of community and ethos, which aims for the inclusion and acceptance of all.