We are committed to delivering high quality, educational activities which inspire the next generation to explore Christianity.
Our activities also facilitate a number of additional benefits; we promote positive and inclusive attitudes helping children celebrate their unique differences and develop their confidence and resilience. We explore topics that help create responsible and respectful individuals who contribute positively to their community and flourish both in and out of the classroom.
We reach over 45,000 children each year responding to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural needs and supporting their personal development. We work closely with teaching staff, church leaders and other community organisations to ensure a joined-up approach that complements rather than duplicates existing provision.
We are an inclusive charity and welcome all children regardless of their faith or even if they have none. The messages and themes we explore, such as good friendships, caring for our community and looking after the planet are relevant to all young people and help them develop a strong foundation.
I love that everybody is kind and caring to each other and we comfort each other. We make new friends. We care for each other. That is why I love Kingsquad and everything about it. We trust and respect God.
We would also like to thank you and your wonderful team for supporting our students, you all make a huge difference in their lives and we are so grateful.
“Thank you so much for the brilliant series of RE lessons - my class teacher has said how fantastic and engaging they were and how extremely well-prepared you were.”
Children reached in 2020
Schools reached in 2020
“Mentoring has been really useful as I have been able to talk to someone freely and learn how to deal with my anxieties.”
Mentors supporting students in secondary schools
Local churches represented by our volunteers
“The staff and children really enjoyed sharing 'No Zoom At The Inn' today in our classes. In my Year 1 class the children were laughing so much their faces and tummies hurt!”
Minutes of content on our YouTube Channel
Online views of our Christmas Production 'No Zoom at the Inn'
Outcomes and Evaluations
Before we start planning our activities, we first consider the current needs of local children and schools; we speak to teachers, headteachers and church leaders. We use our own experience and knowledge of child development and we research key issues affecting the lives of young people. We then identify outcomes which are tailored to meeting these needs and develop our evaluation methods accordingly.
From our Collective Worship Assemblies to our Mentoring programme, we are committed to evaluating all of our projects to ensure they remain effective, engaging and in line with our planned outcomes and values. We record key outputs such as attendance and bookings figures and alongside this quantitative data, we capture qualitative feedback from teachers as well as the children who take part in our activities. We use a variety of evaluation methods from quizzes and games to discussions and self-evaluation surveys. Combining all this information helps us monitor our overall impact and plan our future services.
Our teams meet fortnightly to share learning and discuss and review their work across the region which means any necessary changes can be implemented quickly across the whole organisation.
"Studies have found that having a sense of spirituality can benefit young people helping them to have a sense of purpose and giving them the skills needed to cope with life. Spirituality has also been found to improve emotional wellbeing and may lead to increased attainment at schools."
('The role of school-based health education in adolescent spiritual, moral, social and cultural development’ Chester, K. L. et al. 2019.)