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Promoting life in all its fullness through education across Essex and East London

Welcome to Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education

Our 138 Church of England schools educate thousands of pupils each day. It's our priviledge to lead, equip and encourage them as we serve and support education across our diverse diocese in Essex and East London.

Our commitment is for children and young people to flourish and have a life-enhancing encounter with the Christian faith and Jesus Christ.

The Chelmsford Diocese Board of Education is dedicated to providing excellent training, advice and resources to our whole family of schools and their leaders, teachers, support staff, governors and chaplains.

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Our Schools

We support 139 richly diverse Church Schools across the diocese. From the inner-city boroughs of East London, to rural villages within the Essex countryside.

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Training and Events

Our training is carefully designed to support many areas of school life including school improvement, Christian distinctiveness, Governance and SIAMs preparation.

We offer course relevant to headteachers, subject leaders, teaching staff and governors working in schools across the Diocese.

See all our training and events

  • Career Development
    Leadership

    Headteachers Induction

    Calendar | 7 March 2024 | 2 May 2024 | 4 July 2024

    This series of online sessions gives new Church of England headteachers and heads of school an opportunity to learn the unique nature of CofE schools. Learning how the diocese can support them, with introductions to key diocesan members of staff. The series of meetings will end with a face-to-face gathering in Chelmsford in the summer term.

    SIAMS

    Developing Courageous Advocacy Network

    Calendar | 24 April 2024 | 2 July 2024

    Working with Christian Aid, we are delighted to offer a bespoke package of support for schools in the Chelmsford Diocese wishing to develop their work on Courageous Advocacy by exploring accreditation for the Global Neighbours Scheme.  

    There will be a series of 6 sessions in total. (the first session was held on 6 June 2023) 

  • Leadership
    SIAMS

    SIAMS - Courageous Advocacy - Political Neutrality and Agents of Change

    Calendar19 September 2024

    This one-hour online course aims to help school leaders and governors to understand what SIAMS means by courageous advocacy and how to deliver it in a politically impartial manner. The increasingly popular ‘Agents for Change’ programme will be presented as an example of good practice.

    Occasions
    Leadership

    Welcoming Service for New Headteachers and Head of School

    Calendar3 October 2024

  • Governance

    Safeguarding For All Governors

    Calendar3 October 2024

    Leadership
    RE

    An overview to understanding Christianity ( only schs with resource purchased)

    Calendar8 October 2024

    This course for those working in schools that have previously purchased the resource ‘Understanding Christianity’ will provide an overview of key messages, and ways to incorporate within your current curriculum design

  • Career Development
    Leadership

    Headteachers Induction

    Calendar | 7 March 2024 | 2 May 2024 | 4 July 2024

    This series of online sessions gives new Church of England headteachers and heads of school an opportunity to learn the unique nature of CofE schools. Learning how the diocese can support them, with introductions to key diocesan members of staff. The series of meetings will end with a face-to-face gathering in Chelmsford in the summer term.

  • SIAMS

    Developing Courageous Advocacy Network

    Calendar | 24 April 2024 | 2 July 2024

    Working with Christian Aid, we are delighted to offer a bespoke package of support for schools in the Chelmsford Diocese wishing to develop their work on Courageous Advocacy by exploring accreditation for the Global Neighbours Scheme.  

    There will be a series of 6 sessions in total. (the first session was held on 6 June 2023) 

  • Leadership
    SIAMS

    SIAMS - Courageous Advocacy - Political Neutrality and Agents of Change

    Calendar19 September 2024

    This one-hour online course aims to help school leaders and governors to understand what SIAMS means by courageous advocacy and how to deliver it in a politically impartial manner. The increasingly popular ‘Agents for Change’ programme will be presented as an example of good practice.

  • Occasions
    Leadership

    Welcoming Service for New Headteachers and Head of School

    Calendar3 October 2024