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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

    Governance bite size: Hit the Ground Kneeling

    Calendar27 September 2021

    Join in a ‘Book Club’ style discussion on themes from this helpful book on leadership by Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, as we apply them to Governance at the start of the new academic year.

    Leadership

    School Leaders’ Conference 2021

    Calendar1 October 2021

    Join us online for our annual School Leaders' Conference, 'Singing a New Song'. Speakers include Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford, Ruth Valerio, Allana Gay and Aleishia Lewis.

  • Governance

    Governance questioning

    Calendar6 October 2021

    Develop a practical understanding of questioning skills used in coaching to help governors ask the right kind of questions of their school leaders that holds them to account without being confrontational.

    Leadership
    RE

    New to Primary RE subject leadership in a Church School

    Calendar7 October 2021

    Understand the role as RE subject leader in a Church school – which RE syllabus or guidelines you should be using and how they fit with the Church of England Statement of Entitlement for RE in Church schools.

  • Leadership
    Career Development

    Headteacher Induction Programme

    Calendar7 October 2021

    Our Induction Programme is carefully designed to offer a bespoke programme supporting Headteachers and Heads of School that are new to the role, new to Church schools and/or new to the Diocese.

    RE

    RE Leads meeting: Autumn 2021

    Calendar12 October 2021 | 14 October 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 bite size: Hit the Ground Kneeling

    Calendar27 September 2021

    Join in a ‘Book Club’ style discussion on themes from this helpful book on leadership by Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, as we apply them to Governance at the start of the new academic year.

  • Leadership

    School Leaders’ Conference 2021

    Calendar1 October 2021

    Join us online for our annual School Leaders' Conference, 'Singing a New Song'. Speakers include Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford, Ruth Valerio, Allana Gay and Aleishia Lewis.

  • Governance

    Governance questioning

    Calendar6 October 2021

    Develop a practical understanding of questioning skills used in coaching to help governors ask the right kind of questions of their school leaders that holds them to account without being confrontational.

  • Leadership
    RE

    New to Primary RE subject leadership in a Church School

    Calendar7 October 2021

    Understand the role as RE subject leader in a Church school – which RE syllabus or guidelines you should be using and how they fit with the Church of England Statement of Entitlement for RE in Church schools.