Advantages of membership


  • The largest national organisation for chaplaincy expertise and support with access to over 300 school-based contacts who work in this increasingly prominent, fast changing and vital area of school life


  • The national network for independent and diocesan schools and academies, with regional school-based networks for local access


  • A national at times counter-cultural - voice for a holistic, Christian view of education amongst school leaders, pastoral staff, governors and education policy-makers


  • An active promoter of all aspects of Christian spirituality in schools and links with the whole spectrum of churches and trusts that both articulate a Christian perspective on education and support school chaplaincy


  • An organisation that works closely with the central and diocesan structures of the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches and the equivalent structures of other churches, together with other influential groups involved in school leadership and chaplaincy support such as the Woodard Corporation, The Independent Schools Christian Alliance (TISCA), The Scripture Union and 'Chaplaincy Central'


  • A voice for the particular significance of holistic Christian education on key leadership bodies of independent schools such as HMC, GSA and CISC.


Outstanding value at only £150 a year for individuals

or £300 a year for corporate membership.



                                                         What we offer - Advantages of Membership


  • Regionally-based, nourishing, themed chaplaincy network meetings


  • Annual regionally-based ethos, values and leadership meetings for senior school leaders, including heads, governors, pastoral staff and chaplains


  • Attendance at the annual national chaplaincy conferences, alternating currently between Trinity College, Oxford and Liverpool Hope University


  • Access to a growing collection of support materials and papers through the members’ area of the SCALA website


  • Attendance at an annual chaplaincy day-conference for new chaplains


  • Access to regional or national chaplaincy quiet days for reflection


  • Access to day conferences covering such diverse topics as S.M.S.C., inter-faith issues and lay-chaplaincy


  • Notice of the training programmes of linked partners (National Society/CofE Central and Diocesan Boards of Education, The Woodard Corporation, TISCA and the Boarding Schools Association)


  • Discounted consultancy rates for support from the Director or Trustees, all of whom are either experienced education leaders or chaplains or both


  • Advice and course leadership on issues concerning school ethos, Christian school identity and S.M.S.C.


How to join SCALA:


Please contact SCALA at  giving the name, role, school and email address of the person(s) wishing to subscribe and an email address for the invoice, if different.

Corporate membership offers discounts for any number of staff from the same school to attend SCALA events.