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29th July 2011 at 01:00
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RC Church approval

Tigsy: has anyone got any examples for the statements required? I have no idea what they are looking for in terms of my religious beliefs and character and unfortunately I cannot write "I believe and I'm a nice person". It's primarily about the schools charter and my teaching, but they want it in two sections: religious beliefs; character.

Clairey: Are you a Catholic? I'm not, but when I did mine (which I never heard back from, but have worked in an RC school for the past year, so presumably was fine), I wrote about the following:

Religious belief - wrote about going to church, etc, helping at Sunday school. Spoke about belief in God (wouldn't advise this if you don't happen to believe). I wrote about respecting all religions and belief systems, and that the Catholic faith was very inclusive, which ties in well with my personal beliefs and views.

Character - I spoke about the importance of my family and friends to my life, and how that took priority over material things. I "live in sin", but didn't mention it. Also put in here about helping each child achieve their potential, nurturing their talents and helping further their interest.

I'm not a very religious person, and I think it just needs to be about being a nice person in general - you just need to beef it up a bit and write some examples.

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