Children running on a playing field Children running on a playing field

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.

A London underground train
A field at sunset

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.

View our schools
Map of the Diocese

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 chat - Dec 2021

    Calendar3 December 2021

    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

    Governance chat - Jan 2022

    Calendar7 January 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.

  • SIAMS

    Allowing spirituality to flourish

    Calendar19 January 2022

    An opportunity to develop a clear and secure understanding of Spiritual Development in a Church School.

    Leadership
    RE

    New to Primary RE subject leadership in a Church School

    Calendar20 January 2022

    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

    Calendar20 January 2022

    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.

    Governance
    Leadership

    Heads and Chairs termly briefing: Spring 2022

    Calendar25 January 2022

    Our online briefings, lasting approximately an hour, run termly and are led by members of the Education Team and invited speakers.

  • Governance

    Governance chat - Dec 2021

    Calendar3 December 2021

    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

    Governance chat - Jan 2022

    Calendar7 January 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.

  • SIAMS

    Allowing spirituality to flourish

    Calendar19 January 2022

    An opportunity to develop a clear and secure understanding of Spiritual Development in a Church School.

  • Leadership
    RE

    New to Primary RE subject leadership in a Church School

    Calendar20 January 2022

    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.