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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

  • Governance
    Leadership
    RE
    SIAMS

    Theological Roots of Your Christian Vision

    Calendar7 March 2024

    This course aims to introduce leaders and governors to some theological concepts that are at the heart of Christian belief and tradition.

    RE
    SIAMS

    Understanding and Developing Spirituality in Primary Schools

    Calendar19 March 2024

    Spirituality is at the heart of what it means to be human. The SIAMS Framework asks how school leaders ensure that spiritual development is an intrinsic part of the curriculum and central to the school vision This course will explore what we mean by spirituality and explore ways we capture this in our schools.    

  • Governance

    Monitoring for Governors

    Calendar27 March 2024

    Governors monitoring is an essential part of the role. The keys to effectively fulfilling this is more than you might expect. Be better prepared and effective by attending this session. 

    Governance

    Safeguarding For Governors Course

    Calendar24 April 2024

    Governor focussed session on Safeguarding, updating on KCSIE 23 with everything considered in a Church of England School context. 

  • SIAMS

    SIAMS Workshop 2023

    Calendar | 7 May 2024

    Our termly SIAMS Workshops are designed to support schools approaching the SIAMS Inspection window.

    RE

    Termly RE Network Meetings

    Calendar30 January 2024 | 14 May 2024

    Join our online network for RE leaders in Church schools. Each termly session provides local and national updates, subject support, resource updates and sharing of good practice.

  • Governance
    Leadership
    RE
    SIAMS

    Theological Roots of Your Christian Vision

    Calendar7 March 2024

    This course aims to introduce leaders and governors to some theological concepts that are at the heart of Christian belief and tradition.

  • RE
    SIAMS

    Understanding and Developing Spirituality in Primary Schools

    Calendar19 March 2024

    Spirituality is at the heart of what it means to be human. The SIAMS Framework asks how school leaders ensure that spiritual development is an intrinsic part of the curriculum and central to the school vision This course will explore what we mean by spirituality and explore ways we capture this in our schools.    

  • Governance

    Monitoring for Governors

    Calendar27 March 2024

    Governors monitoring is an essential part of the role. The keys to effectively fulfilling this is more than you might expect. Be better prepared and effective by attending this session. 

  • Governance

    Safeguarding For Governors Course

    Calendar24 April 2024

    Governor focussed session on Safeguarding, updating on KCSIE 23 with everything considered in a Church of England School context.