Church School Leadership Course

Location -

Time - 21st November 2019


Residential One:  Thursday 21st November 2019 (4.30pm) – Friday 22nd November 2019 (4.00pm)


Seminar One:  Thursday 16th January 2020 (10.00am – 4.00pm)

Seminar Two:  Wednesday 11th March 2020 (10.00am – 4.00pm)

Residential Two:  Wednesday 17th June 2020 (4.30pm) – Thursday 18th June 2020 (4.00pm)


A one-year Postgraduate Course designed for teachers, leaders and aspiring leaders of Church of England schools and academies.

You want to:

  • Become equipped to teach and lead in Church of England school.
  • The sector serves 1 million pupils in 5,000 schools and academies.
  • Think deeply about integrating your personal and professional life.
  • Develop successful and reflective practice in your own setting.
  • Learn from experienced school leaders and tackle real life issues.
  • Gain a professional qualification which will have university accreditation that enhances your career prospects.

The course is led by experienced and successful church school leaders, trainers and Diocesan Officers from the Diocese of Chelmsford and St Albans.

Contact Details

Places are limited so you are strongly encouraged to register your interest as soon as possible.

To express your initial interest and obtain an Application Form, please contact, by e-mail: Ruth Everett.

Enrolment will be until October 1st 2019 or until the course is fully subscribed.



We are delighted to offer this one-year postgraduate course for leaders and aspiring leaders at all levels within schools and academies across Primary and Secondary.

This course enables you to explore, reflect and integrate your professional practice, personal philosophy and values within the current climate and Vision for Church of England schools.

Current course participant

"When I first began the course, it became clear very early on that I would gain a great deal from engaging with all that was offered. Up to date the course has helped me to evaluate my own role as a school leader and to identify where my strengths are as well as highlighting the areas that I need to develop. This has been achieved through a great deal of self-reflection. The whole experience has been both productive and relaxed at the same time. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with other likeminded people, who I am pleased to say, were as nervous as me at the beginning. It is very easy to believe that we are the only ones who feel this way at the time, but reassuring to know that this is not the case. The sharing of good practice has been something that I have ensured I bring back to my own school and this has benefited my staff. I really would recommend this course to anyone who is considering moving into Leadership."

We are pleased that this leadership course is:-

LOCAL – all seminars and residentials are held at The Royal Foundation of St Katherine London E14 8DS (accessible by public transport).  For further details about the venue see

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION – Anglia Ruskin University recognise the course as equivalent to 30 credits at MA level.

AFFORDABLE – The fee for the whole course is £1400+ VAT payable in two instalments and on application a third of the fee is available through identified trust funds.

Course participants are required to attend ALL the sessions during the 1 year course.


To express an interest, gather further information and obtain an application form, please contact by e-mail Ruth Everett

You can download a brochure of the course here