Helping primary schools engage with Christianity

Since 1986 we’ve supported primary schools with assemblies, clubs and RE lessons. We are linked with nearly 100 schools in South London and the South East.

We have warm and professional relationships with headteachers and staff in the schools we visit. Our presence is a vital link between schools and local churches.

We write our own material. Much of it is freely available for you to access, use and adapt. Everything on this site is tried and tested. We know it works because we have used it ourselves.

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Demand for Spinnaker's input has always outweighed our resources.  If you have something to offer Spinnaker as a volunteer, come and have a chat.

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What we’re thinking – team blogs

The answer is always Jesus

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Since its start in 1986, Spinnaker has seen and gone through many changes. From one man and a van going around schools in Lambeth, we now have a team of 50 or so visiting more that 100 schools — some once a fortnight for nearly 20 years.

A biased view

Apparently the British Humanist Association (BHA) carried out a study into Ofsted inspections of independent ultra-orthodox Jewish (Charedi) schools. The study found that when inspected by Jewish inspectors, 71% of the schools were judged to be good or outstanding. However, when inspected by non-Jewish inspectors, only 22% were judged to be good or outstanding.

What’s going on?

After 30 plus years in primary education, the one thing that you can guarantee is change. It’s true! Schools seem to be always trying to keep up with change, anticipate change and manage change.