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It is my privilege to be the priest on the Governing Body of our school, here in Codnor.


There are so many positive points to our school, it is impossible to list them all! I am always struck by the displays in the corridors and classrooms, and the work the children do on matters of faith that shows a very clear understanding of the Christian Faith. I believe that I am known and recognised by all the children both in school and in the community. The time I spend in school is much appreciated by the children and staff.


As Christians we believe that we are all known by God, by name, and are all equally important in God's eyes. It is the same in school. Each child is just as important and precious, to be encouraged and enabled to grow in faith, to develop as a person and to be encouraged to share with each other in all aspects of life.

Codnor Primary School is a truly caring school - a school where the Christian Faith is taught and lived.


Rev Christopher Holden



Hello! My name is Louise and I am Codnor Primary School's Chaplain.


Being the Chaplain really is a privilege. Codnor Primary School is such a happy place to be, the children (and staff!) are most encouraging and friendly.

As Chaplain, having a 'listening ear' is important for the children and staff and I try my very best to be the listening ear and offer prayer when it's appropriate. There are lots of things I get to do across the school and I try to visit each area, which is a bonus when I get to smell the delicious smells from the kitchen when I visit the kitchen staff! I also help out in various classes, and a few times each term I get to see everyone when I take assembly.


In the corridor near the office is the prayer/reflection area and each term I update it with crafts, activities and prayer thoughts for the coming term. The children are always so receptive of the activities and enjoy taking part in them.

I am also a school governor, working with Miss McKirdy in the SENDCO role.


I want to copy Reverend Christopher's comments: "Codnor Primary School is a truly caring school - a school where the Christian Faith is taught and lived." God is SO interested in us all - no matter how old, we are ALL special.


Codnor Community Church of England Primary School is a great place to grow and learn more about God's love for us.


Mrs Louise Cross