Diocesan Education Team Support for Church Schools Within Elements Diocesan Learning Trust

All Church academies within Elements Diocesan Learning Trust also benefit from a range of services provided by the Diocesan Education Team for schools and academies within the Diocese of Worcester. These include the following:

  • Regular clerk, governor and Headteacher briefngs
  • Places at governor specific training events listed in the Diocesan training programme
  • Administration and support with foundation governor appointments
  • A Diocesan Keeping in Teaching (KiT) Meeting – an annual meeting with a member of the Diocesan Education Team to discuss aspects of the school’s deeply Christian character, as defined by the SIAMS Evaluation Schedule
  • SIAMS telephone or email advice pre and post inspection
  • Attendance at SIAMS feedback by the DDE or his representative
  • Attendance at Ofsted feedback by the DDE or his representative
  • Access to and information on education resources via electronic mailings and the Diocesan website
  • Regular information from the Diocesan Education Team
  • Basic telephone and email advice and support as required
  • Pastoral support, including in times of crisis
  • Invitations to all training opportunities and events (N.B. costs to attend will be higher for schools which do not belong to the SLA scheme)
  • Attendance and support through Headteacher appointment processes (interviews and preparation meetings) and an initial visit to a newly appointed Headteacher
  • Attendance at a training course at the Diocesan Offices for newly appointed Headteachers
  • Advice on legal issues related to church school property, site ownership and trust deeds
  • Support with school buildings issues
  • School organisation advice and support (academies, collaborations etc.)
  • Advice, training and resources (e.g. prayer days) from the Worcester Diocese Youth Officer
  • Access to all training courses set out in the Training Events Programme for an unlimited
  • Attendance by up to two school leaders at the annual Diocesan Headteacher and School Leader Conference
  • In addition, schools are entitled to 15 hours of support, offered in a variety of categories, as detailed in the Diocesan Board of Education Service Level Agreement (updated annually)

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