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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

  • RE

    RE Leads meeting: Autumn 2021

    Calendar2 November 2021 | 4 November 2021

    Led by RE Adviser for the Diocese, these regular meetings will cover key information relating to RE subject leadership and the distinctiveness of leading Religious Education in a Church of England School.

    Governance

    Governance chat

    Calendar5 November 2021

    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.

  • RE

    God and the Big Bang: Teaching Science and Faith - for Lower KS2

    Calendar9 November 2021

    These CPD courses run by God and the Big Bang are informative and interactive, equipping teachers to tackle tricky areas of the curriculum where science and faith collide and have confidence to explore big questions in the classroom.

    RE

    God and the Big Bang: Teaching Science and Faith - for Upper KS2

    Calendar10 November 2021

    These CPD courses run by God and the Big Bang are informative and interactive, equipping teachers to tackle tricky areas of the curriculum where science and faith collide and have confidence to explore big questions in the classroom.

  • RE

    God and the Big Bang: Teaching Science and Faith - for Headteachers and Senior Leaders

    Calendar11 November 2021

    These CPD courses run by God and the Big Bang are informative and interactive, equipping teachers to tackle tricky areas of the curriculum where science and faith collide and have confidence to explore big questions in the classroom.

    RE

    Teaching Judaism Progression and Fascination, 4-11 year olds

    Calendar16 November 2021

    This course explores knowledge progression across the primary age-range to develop the teaching of Judaism.

  • RE

    RE Leads meeting: Autumn 2021

    Calendar2 November 2021 | 4 November 2021

    Led by RE Adviser for the Diocese, these regular meetings will cover key information relating to RE subject leadership and the distinctiveness of leading Religious Education in a Church of England School.

  • Governance

    Governance chat

    Calendar5 November 2021

    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.

  • RE

    God and the Big Bang: Teaching Science and Faith - for Lower KS2

    Calendar9 November 2021

    These CPD courses run by God and the Big Bang are informative and interactive, equipping teachers to tackle tricky areas of the curriculum where science and faith collide and have confidence to explore big questions in the classroom.

  • RE

    God and the Big Bang: Teaching Science and Faith - for Upper KS2

    Calendar10 November 2021

    These CPD courses run by God and the Big Bang are informative and interactive, equipping teachers to tackle tricky areas of the curriculum where science and faith collide and have confidence to explore big questions in the classroom.