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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

    Keys to Headteacher Performance Management

    Calendar19 May 2022

    This session will provide the why, how and practicalities of this responsibility and equip governors for Headteacher Performance Management.

    RE

    RE Leads meeting: Summer 2022

    Calendar17 May 2022 | 19 May 2022

    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
    Leadership
    SIAMS

    SIAMS Workshop - Summer 2022

    Calendar26 May 2022

    Our termly SIAMS Workshops are designed to support schools approaching the SIAMS Inspection window. The workshops are suitable for all members of the Leadership Team, including Governors.

    RE
    SIAMS

    SIAMS Strand 7 for RE Leaders

    Calendar9 June 2022

    This course provides the opportunity to engage in discussion, explore examples and expectations in relation to your provision.

  • Leadership

    Headteacher Sabbath Day

    Calendar30 June 2022

    Following the success of last year’s Sabbath Day, we are delighted to be able to run the event again for our Headteachers and School Leaders.

    Governance

    Governance chat - July 2022

    Calendar1 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

    Keys to Headteacher Performance Management

    Calendar19 May 2022

    This session will provide the why, how and practicalities of this responsibility and equip governors for Headteacher Performance Management.

  • RE

    RE Leads meeting: Summer 2022

    Calendar17 May 2022 | 19 May 2022

    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
    Leadership
    SIAMS

    SIAMS Workshop - Summer 2022

    Calendar26 May 2022

    Our termly SIAMS Workshops are designed to support schools approaching the SIAMS Inspection window. The workshops are suitable for all members of the Leadership Team, including Governors.

  • RE
    SIAMS

    SIAMS Strand 7 for RE Leaders

    Calendar9 June 2022

    This course provides the opportunity to engage in discussion, explore examples and expectations in relation to your provision.