Garrie-John Barnes is a Lecturer in Primary Education at the University of Huddersfield, UK. Involved in education for over 30 years in both state and independent sectors, he was headteacher of an independent school for pupils aged 3-16 years for 18 years and a team inspector for the Bridge Schools Inspectorate. He leads section 48 inspections in free schools designated with a religious character and is a member of the national development team for the Christian Schools’ Trust. His research interests include researcher positionality, headteachers’ professional development, Fundamental British Values and Christian values.
Here is the link to Garrie-John’s research https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/25783858.2021.1968280
It is some years since Sylvia Baker first began her initial research into some of the outcomes of the work that had been done at Trinity School, Stalybridge, since then we have watched as the project has grown in both scale and complexity. When she completed her PhD and the results became more clear to us we were deeply encouraged by all that we saw was true across the CST schools that participated.
Her new book, ‘Swimming Against the Tide’ provides good, solid evidence that education in a setting where Jesus is the focus and goal really does help young people to receive something which strengthens them and gives them a great preparation for life. We thoroughly recommend Sylvia’s book to you.
We realise that because it is an academic book it is not inexpensive at £42 plus p&p but if schools were to buy one each for reference it would provide valuable help in any discussion regarding the longer-term effects of Christian education.
To order a copy please follow the link below