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UCEA formally welcomes Mr Ian Anderson as the new Academy Chaplain - 15/12/2017

The University Church of England Academy (UCEA) is proud to welcome Mr Ian Anderson as the newly appointed Chaplain.

Mr Anderson has joined the Academy at an exciting time as he seeks to develop the role of Chaplaincy and the Faith-life of the Academy. Mr Anderson is keen to encourage both Christian Faith and personal reflection, upholding our inclusive ethos that flows through our core values of Believe, Belong, Become.

Mr Anderson has been involved in children’s and youth work for over 25 years in a number of Churches around the Merseyside area. Mr Anderson has a heart to develop all aspects of Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural within the curriculum, alongside the Academy’s daily Collective Worship.

Mr Anderson has been a teacher for over 15 years working in both the secondary and primary sectors, including as a Pastoral Head and Head of Learning in a secondary school. Additionally, he had taught at a number of local primary schools in Ellesmere Port, thoroughly enjoying mentoring young people to grow into the person they want to become.

Mr Anderson himself said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to develop the spiritual life of the school as we embark upon a journey to bring the Academy to the heart of the Ellesmere Port community in nurturing and developing Christian faith into positive action. I am really excited about developing corporate and individual worship where young people and adults explore what it means to live out the gospel.”

Mr Timothy Shelton, Head of Religious Studies also said: “I am thrilled to have Mr Anderson work with us. He has a clear vision that will help move the Academy forward as we seek to become an outstanding school which welcomes all, but also has a clear Christian presence. It is through this role that the love of God can be shown as we move forward working with the Church of England.”