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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

  • Career Development

    Early Career Teacher - Introduction to Church Schools

    Calendar1 February 2022

    This course, fitting with the new criteria of the Early Career Framework, is specifically targeted at Early Career Teachers in a Church School. It aims to deepen delegates understanding of Church Schools and their distinctive ethos.

    Governance

    Governance chat - Feb 2022

    Calendar4 February 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
    SIAMS

    SIAMS - a priority for Governance Boards

    Calendar7 February 2022

    This session will unpack the priorities from the inspection schedule and how governance boards can prepare both themselves, and support their headteacher, in striving for the best outcome. Suitable for governors and headteachers.

    Governance
    Leadership
    SIAMS

    SIAMS Workshop - Spring 2022

    Calendar9 February 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

    RE Leads meeting: Spring 2022

    Calendar8 February 2022 | 10 February 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.

    Leadership

    Why do we find it hard to talk to children about death?

    Calendar23 February 2022

    This is an opportunity to meet in an informal setting and discuss how you can prepare to support children in your school, ask questions and view the bereavement and loss resources that you can borrow from our office.

  • Career Development

    Early Career Teacher - Introduction to Church Schools

    Calendar1 February 2022

    This course, fitting with the new criteria of the Early Career Framework, is specifically targeted at Early Career Teachers in a Church School. It aims to deepen delegates understanding of Church Schools and their distinctive ethos.

  • Governance

    Governance chat - Feb 2022

    Calendar4 February 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
    SIAMS

    SIAMS - a priority for Governance Boards

    Calendar7 February 2022

    This session will unpack the priorities from the inspection schedule and how governance boards can prepare both themselves, and support their headteacher, in striving for the best outcome. Suitable for governors and headteachers.

  • Governance
    Leadership
    SIAMS

    SIAMS Workshop - Spring 2022

    Calendar9 February 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.