about The first version of Ponder was introduced 9 years ago to provide ‘acts of worship’ that were meaningful in a diverse, non-faith school. Originally called ‘UPTV’ the programme has been reviewed and refined over the subsequent years and introduced to a number of schools. Five years ago, an updated version was created for a Faith school contributing to a judgement of ‘outstanding’ in a recent SIAS inspection. Who Are We? Ponder has been developed by Steve & Hilary Dobson who are based in Rugby, Warwickshire. We are a husband and wife team, with over 50 years of secondary schools experience between us. We were also youth leaders for 23 years, giving us an invaluable insight into working with young people in a different context. For the past four years we have been involved in inter-church ministry, empowering young people to teach Primary School children through puppets, games and activities. Steve has been a Headteacher in two Church of England Schools, but worked in a number of other community schools. Hilary has worked as a Physics teacher and mentor in a range of other schools. Together we are now focussing our time on helping schools enhance their distinctiveness by providing practical resources, training and programmes. Steve & Hilary are also professional photographers specialising in weddings. Together we have four children, the last of which makes his way to University in the autumn 2013.