Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Diocese of Virginia] Lindsay Ryland, director of transition ministry, has announced plans to retire in September 2014, after 13 years of service on diocesan staff.Lindsay joined the staff in 2001 to serve as assistant for deployment, and became the diocesan deployment officer in 2003. She has worked with parishes in search of clergy as well as clergy in search of new ministries.Lindsay is a member of Immanuel, Old Church, in Hanover County. Her ministry in the wider Church includes serving as a member of the Transition Ministry Conference executive committee and the Board for Transition Ministry, and as a CREDO faculty member. She is a volunteer reader at the Virginia Voice in Richmond and has served as president of the Hanover County Historical Society, as well as in a number of positions with the Mary Baldwin College Alumnae Association. Prior to joining diocesan staff, she served as a senior vice president at Bank of America.“In her years on staff, Lindsay has built a reputation – both in Virginia and across the Episcopal Church – for excellence in ministry,” said Bishop Johnston. “She has been a pastoral and professional presence for hundreds of clergy and scores of congregations in times of transition. I am most grateful for her unique combination of passion, dedication, knowledge and skill. She has been not only a most valued colleague, but also a good friend.”Parishes who are currently involved in search processes can be assured that they will continue to receive support from the bishop’s office as they continue their discernment in calling new clergy. The Bishop will soon start a search for a new staff member to work in the transition ministry field. Posted Jun 25, 2014 Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (1) Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 June 26, 2014 at 8:19 pm Lindsay Ryland has been an extraordinary resource for our diocese who will be greatly missed. 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Children being sent to school unable to speak in sentences is a “persistent scandal”, the Education Secretary is to tell parents.In his first major speech on social mobility, Damian Hinds will promise to tackle the “last taboo” in education by highlighting the fact that many mothers and fathers are failing to teach their children how to talk.Speaking at the Resolution Foundation in Westminster on Tuesday, he will say that he has no desire to “lecture” parents about how to raise their children.But he will warn that children who start school at age four behind their peers rarely catch up and instead “the gap just widens”.–– ADVERTISEMENT –– Damian Hinds will say that he has no desire to “lecture” parents Credit: Eddie Mulholland His comments follow research that shows that more than a quarter of four-and-five-year-olds lack the early communication and literacy skills expected by the end of reception year. The ‘expected level’ includes a child having the words and understanding to talk about events that have happened or are going to happen in the future.A separate study shows that children with poor vocabulary at age five are more than twice as likely to be unemployed at age 34 as children with good vocabulary.Mr Hinds will say that he wants to halve the number of children starting school without the early speaking or reading skills they need by 2028.He will outline his intention to build a new coalition of business leaders, charities, tech companies and media groups to encourage more parents to read and learn new words with their children.Representatives from the National Literacy Trust and Public Health England will sit on the coalition, which will come up with ways to boost parents’ confidence with supporting their child’s language and literacy. This could include awareness-raising campaigns, like the ‘Five a day’ public health campaign that encouraged more people to eat fruit and vegetables as a model for changing parents’ behaviour. Mr Hinds will say that while there are “legitimate worries” from parents about screen time, media and modern technology, it can also be a useful tool for parents to help with their child’s language development. The head of Ofsted has previously warned that more and more children are starting school without being able to communicate properly or even use the toilet.Amanda Spielman described how some “lucky” children are given bedtime stories or taught the alphabet by their families, while others are not so fortunate.She has previously urged nursery staff to spend time teaching pre-school children new language skills – whether through songs, nursery rhymes or “time-honoured classics” such as Hans Christian Andersen or Dr Seuss.The Ofsted head said children starting their first year of school should also be able to sit still and listen, understand the words “no” and “stop”, and be able to put on their own shoes and coat. “It is a persistent scandal that we have children starting school not able to communicate in full sentences, not able to read simple words,” he will say. “And the truth is that the vast majority of these children’s time is at home. Yes, the home learning environment can be, understandably, the last taboo in education policy – but we can’t afford to ignore it when it comes to social mobility. “I don’t have any interest in lecturing parents here…I know it’s parents who bring up their children, who love them, who invest in them in so many ways, who want the best for their children. But that doesn’t mean extra support and advice can’t be helpful.” It is a persistent scandal that we have children starting school not able to communicate in full sentences, not able to read simple wordsEducation Secretary Damian Hinds Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.