The Diocese of Chichester
The Diocese of Chichester covers almost exactly the whole of the county of Sussex, relating in educational terms to three local authorities: West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. It covers approximately 1,459 square miles and has a population of 1,492,000; there are 391 parishes.
Church Schools in the Diocese
There are 158 Church of England schools in the diocese – 60 have voluntary aided status and 98 have voluntary controlled status. Of these seven are church secondary schools and there are nine academies. A Partnership agreement has been signed with a community primary school in East Sussex. We educate C37,000 pupils and have extended contact with their families, a demographic that is often missing in our churches.
- support and training in RE and Collective Worship more information can be found on the Training Page of the Website:
- strategic and focused training for headteachers, senior staff and clergy;
- assistance in developing the Christian distinctiveness and character of the school;
- advising on the appointment of
headteachers and deputy heads;
- manage inspections and provide support under Section 48 of The Education Act 2005 (SIAMS);
- pre and post Ofsted training and support;
- advice in maintaining, developing and funding school buildings;
- governor appointment, training and support;
- advice in formulating and administering pupil admissions policies;
- Advice on structural changes including sharing headship and academies.
An annual conference and a quiet day is held for
To Know Love and Follow Jesus - The Diocesan Mission
The Diocese of Chichester has a mission strategy under the banner of “To know, love and follow Jesus” which aims to
- Grow in numbers and spiritual depth
- Re-imagine ministry
- Contribute to the common good
As an Education service we are looking to make our contribution to the missional intentions of the Diocese.