We regularly liase with schools, to ensure that we continue to meet their standards and expectations.
We are happy to help parents who would like Buddhist classes to be offered at their children’s school.
All our members are enthusiastic volunteers, committed to sharing their knowledge of Buddhism with the children. Most of our management committee are also teachers and are dedicated to the development, improvement and growth of the organisation.
Our wonderful teachers are drawn from both Buddhist traditions, Theravadan and Mahayana, and consequently from many different cultural backgrounds such as Chinese, Sri Lankan and European. However, our curriculum is entirely non-sectarian, with the teachers sharing the fundamental basics of Buddhist philosophy with the children. This will give them sound life skills to help them cope better with the stresses that they will inevitable come across in life. They will lead a good life for the benefit of themselves, their immediate community and the world in general.
The teachers come together each term for mandatory professional development & take that opportunity to share their experiences whilst building a strong community spirit. There are lectures in all aspects of age-appropriate lesson planning, classroom management, pedagogical skills as well as IT skills. All teachers have a blue card and receive annual student protection training as directed in legislation.