As an SRE Provider, we are committed to ensuring our teachers are equipped for ministry. A Local or Senior SRE Trainer minimises the financial cost associated with training an SRE teacher, and provides flexibility for SRE training. A trainer should have skills in adult education and training, and experience teaching SRE. It is preferable for trainers to also have theological training and an appreciation of how to apply safe ministry principles in a school setting.
Examples of an appropriate candidate for a Local or Senior SRE Trainer would be:
- Adult Educator
- Paid Ministry Worker
- Experienced SRE teacher
The primary responsibilities of a Local or Senior SRE Trainer are:
- Teach the Youthworks SRE Accreditation Courses within the parish(es) for which they are registered. This can include SRE teachers from other denominations who participate in a cooperative SRE arrangement. This is subject to the requirements of the SRE teachers authorising SRE Provider.
- Record who has been trained and what training the person attended.
- Share records of training with the SRE Coordinator.
- Adhere to Local SRE Accreditation Trainer policy
A Local SRE Trainer can be registered across two parishes (preferably with whom they have a close ministry relationship), and this must be stated on their application form. Trainers are not permitted to run training for parishes where they are not registered.