Diocese of Chichester Education

School Effectiveness and Inspections

The Education Team now has a broad remit of responsibilities for school effectiveness, school improvement, leadership, governance, admissions, appeals, federations and partnerships, academies, land and building services, as well as maintaining its more traditional responsibilities for Christian distinctiveness, spiritual development, Collective Worship and Religious Education.

The Board of Education recognises that there is a need, as never before, for schools to access timely and high quality services. It therefore aims to:

  • Provide pastoral and professional support for church schools and academies
  • Facilitate and broker networks to enable schools to be self-supporting
  • Promote excellence and distinctiveness within the family of church schools and beyond
  • Share best practice
  • Provide high quality professional development for staff at all stages of their career
  • Provide high quality professional support for governance
  • Support the academy conversion process, where this is appropriate for schools
  • Establish partnerships and federations of schools to ensure their sustainability into the future
  • Work in partnership with schools to effect school improvement
  • Represent church schools at national, regional and local level
  • Protect the status of church schools and academies
  • Protect and improve the assets of church schools in relation to buildings and land

This year the Education Team is pleased to offer, high value support for schools through its Support Programme with offers of visits, reviews, mentoring, coaching and CPD opportunities across the diocese.  You will find the Diocesan School Effectiveness Strategy here

There has been positive feedback on the Diocesan Effectiveness Partner scheme which is beginning to gain real traction.  If you have paid your Partnership Agreement subscription you are entitled to two half day visits.  Additional time can be bought and booked through the Diocesan Education Department.