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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 139 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

  • Governance

    Governance chat - July 2022

    Calendar8 July 2022

    To support governors across the Diocese, Our Governance Consultant, Mike Simmonds offers an opportunity to discuss any current issues or concerns, support one another and introduce ideas.

    Governance
    Leadership

    Academisation Forum

    Calendar11 July 2022

    The publication of the White Paper contains opportunities and challenges for our schools, and we would like to engage with leaders, working together to consider our future as a family.

  • Governance

    Governance chat - September 2022

    Calendar2 September 2022

    To support governors across the Diocese, Our Governance Consultant, Mike Simmonds offers an opportunity to discuss any current issues or concerns, support one another and introduce ideas.

    Governance
    Leadership

    Leaders & Governors Virtual Briefing: Autumn 2022

    Calendar20 September 2022

    Our online briefings, lasting approximately an hour, run termly and are led by members of the Education Team and invited speakers.

  • RE

    RE Network Meeting: Autumn 2022

    Calendar27 September 2022

    Join our online network for RE leaders in Church schools.

    RE

    Worldviews in RE

    Calendar29 September 2022

    This 2-hour webinar will present numerous practical primary RE examples of approaches to worldviews.

  • Governance

    Governance chat - July 2022

    Calendar8 July 2022

    To support governors across the Diocese, Our Governance Consultant, Mike Simmonds offers an opportunity to discuss any current issues or concerns, support one another and introduce ideas.

  • Governance
    Leadership

    Academisation Forum

    Calendar11 July 2022

    The publication of the White Paper contains opportunities and challenges for our schools, and we would like to engage with leaders, working together to consider our future as a family.

  • Governance

    Governance chat - September 2022

    Calendar2 September 2022

    To support governors across the Diocese, Our Governance Consultant, Mike Simmonds offers an opportunity to discuss any current issues or concerns, support one another and introduce ideas.

  • Governance
    Leadership

    Leaders & Governors Virtual Briefing: Autumn 2022

    Calendar20 September 2022

    Our online briefings, lasting approximately an hour, run termly and are led by members of the Education Team and invited speakers.