Tips and resources for going back to school

24 August 2020

School children looking at a globe

Do you work with children and young people in school, in your parish or in your community? We have a range of resources and ideas for the new academic year.

Are you getting ready to go back to school in September? The last academic year was a challenging time, and we want to support you while you adjust to the new normal of life back in school.

Here are our top tips and tools for the new school year.

1) Online assemblies 

The World We Want

Our next national assembly on 10 September, “The world we want”, will see us inspired by the voices of children and young people as they reflect on the changes of recent months.

Gather together, virtually, and be uplifted by the powerful voices of children and young people who are working together to build a better world.

Join our national assembly

2) Order your free global wall planner

Bring global justice into your classroom with our A1 school planner, featuring key international days and religious holidays. Each month suggests relevant resources, and there are links to remind you how to get in touch with us.

Primary academic wall planner 2020/2021

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Secondary academic wall planner 2020/2021

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3) Explore our Harvest resources

This autumn term we invite you to join with other schools and families across England and Wales to support CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal at Harvest.

Why not do a bright fundraiser to support people affected by coronavirus? Take a look at our Harvest resources for primary schools and secondary schools for tips and ideas.

4) Browse our collective worship resources

Collective worship

Discover our pupil-led collective worship resources for Catholic primary schools and secondary schools

These resources include a simple planning template and guide, plus loads more ideas for children and young people to plan their own collective worship.

5) Explore our full range of education resources

Take a look at our education webpages to find resources to learn, pray, campaign, pray and fundraise with primary and secondary schools.

6) Book a CAFOD school visitor

Global learning

We have developed an engaging range of online offers so we can continue to support schools.

If you would like a virtual CAFOD speaker in an RE lesson, contact

7) Book your place on our free CPD training

Discover resources and ideas to revive your curriculum with our free CPD training course, 'Everything is connected: Enrich school life through global learning'.

Book now

8) Set up a CAFOD Club in your school

CAFOD clubs are a great way to join with other Catholic primary schools to help build a brighter world and support your pupils to live out their faith. Contact us to find out more.

9) Keep in touch!

Follow @CAFODschools on Twitter and Instagram, or sign up for our primary school and secondary school newsletters to keep up to date with news and our latest free resources.

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