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Every academic year, the Education Team offer a wide range of training relevant to head teachers, subject leaders, teaching staff and governors working in schools across the Diocese.
The training and events on offer are carefully designed to support many areas of school life including school improvement, Christian distinctiveness, Governance and SIAMS preparation.
For 2023/24, we are offering our virtual and in person courses free of charge. Some courses are very popular and fill up fast – do book early to avoid disappointment. Additional training and support will be offered throughout the year so please subscribe to our Schools Bulletin for notifications of additional courses.
We are delighted to offer a number of our courses in a virtual environment, reducing travel time, and providing access to key information in a timely manner. To ensure the best experience we ask all delegates to adhere to the following guidelines:
For in-person courses, where there may be a limit on the number of attendees, we reserve the right to charge a fee for no-shows.
This course aims to introduce leaders and governors to some theological concepts that are at the heart of Christian belief and tradition.
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.
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.
Governor focussed session on Safeguarding, updating on KCSIE 23 with everything considered in a Church of England School context.
Our termly SIAMS Workshops are designed to support schools approaching the SIAMS Inspection window.
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.
Join our online network for Collective Worship Leads across the Diocese of Chelmsford. Each termly session includes:
sharing of good practice, discussion of ideas and issues, resource updates, networking with collective worship leads,
Exploring the context of Church School governance with guidance on fulfilling the roles and responsibilities to aid effectiveness and good impact.
17 June 2024 - Save the date
The new SIAMS Framework is now active. These two sessions will give you a governor's perspective on what to expect and seek to demystify the purpose, judgments and what is meant by the theological rootedness of the school's Christian vision.
To enable those engaged with RE in schools to have the opportunity to discuss and receive tailored support for specific areas of interest or concern to their own school. There is an offer to book a ½ hr conversation with the RE Adviser directly on a termly basis.
A Termly opportunity for all those engaged in delivering RE at Secondary level to hear about updates within the Diocese, Locally and Nationally. Discussion and collaborative thinking relating to current areas of interest and sharing of resources
Exploring ways to enhance and develop Christian Distinctiveness across Early Years settings this course will equip staff and volunteers.
Bradwell Pilgrimage for schools provides a unique opportunity for pupils and staff to reflect in a truly special setting. Open to Y2-4 pupils and led by members of the diocesan education and Mustard Seed teams, the day at St Peter’s Chapel, Bradwell-on-Sea is a day of creativity and wonder.
If you are interested in this event, then please do save the date in your diary. Booking forms have been emailed to all Head Teachers on 30 January 2024.
Recently elected as chair or vice-chair? This session will help equip you for your role and comes with an offer of 1:1 advice and support during you first year
11 July 2024 5.15pm Save the Date
Termly, drop in and meet with governors from across the Diocese. to catch up and share ideas. Theme notified with monthly email.
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.
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)