Church School Leadership

Whether you are new to leadership in a Church school or are an experienced Headteacher here you will find information and resources to support you.  Do also look at the webpages on RE, Collective Worship and SIAMS, for key documents and training to support those elements of Church school life too. 

Key Document

The Guidance document below gives information on various elements of Church schools such as:

  • Admissions and Appeals
  • Buildings
  • Governance etc

New Headteacher Induction

If you are new to headship in our Church schools family Tracey should have been in touch with you directly to share the password for dedicated page for the induction programme HERE encompassing:

  • Church school mentoring
  • Virtual Welcome Meeting (14th Sept 2023)
  • Recorded webinars on:
    • Buildings and Governance
    • Admissions
  • Webinar follow up (30th Oct 2023)
  • Minster communities briefing (14th Nov 2023)
  • Virtual workshops
    • RE & Collective Worship (30th Jan 2024)
    • Ethos, Values & SIAMs (6th Mar 2024)
  • Face to Face Leadership Day at Launde Abbey (23rd May 2024)

The event page will be updated with the detailed content of the conference as it’s confirmed.  Here’s what we can tell you so far:

  • It is residential and will be at Hilton Hotel in Leicester
  • The focus is on spirituality and Bishop Saju will be opening the conference
  • Margaret James, Director of SIAMS will be talking about the spirituality aspects of the SIAMS framework
  • Fiona Moss will be joining us to challenge our thinking on all things RE
  • You will have some great input to reflect on your leadership with mini talks from serving headteachers across the diocese.
  • You will learn with colleagues and spend quality time with them
  • It will be an opportunity for you to STOP, THINK and RECHARGE
  • The fee is for both days and there is no discount for only attending part of it – so please prioritise both dates in your diary.

Dates: Noon, 29th February until 1.30pm 1st March 2024

Fee: £195 / £275

Headteacher DBE Monthly Briefings

No need to book.  
Click on button below for password-protected page with meeting links and accompanying presentations.
  • 11 September 10.00-11.00 – Church school development and encouraging change
  • 11 October 11.00-12.00 – Spirituality
  • 09 November 09:30-11:30 (in person) Monitoring & Evaluation of your church school
  • 11 December 10:00-11:00 – Courageous advocacy
  • 16 January 12:00 – 13:00 – Church/School relationship
  • 08 February 10:00 – 11:00 – Living well together (wellbeing)
  • 15 March 10:30- 11:30 Having difficult conversations
  • 11 April 11:00 – 12:00 – Policies shaped by your vision
  • 13 May 13:00 – 14:00 – Minster communities
  • 12 June 09:30-11:30 (in person, venue TBC) leadership reflections and vision for your school