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Director Vacancies 

Passionate about the role of church schools?
Join the Chester Diocesan Board of Education or Chester Diocesan Academies Trust (CDAT) Board and make a difference.
The Board of Education (DBE) and Chester Diocesan Academies Trust are both seeking new members to sit on their respective Boards.

For more information and how to apply, please click on the links below:
Director Vacancies - Advert
Director Vacancies - Application Form
Chester Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) Director Vacancy - Role Description
Chester Diocesan Academies Trust (CDAT) Board Director Vacancy - Role Description


Anglican Headteacher Cluster Meetings

We are pleased to confirm that we have now established Anglican school cluster meetings for all our schools within the Diocese.  An opportunity to receive the latest news and developments relating to Anglican schools from both within the Diocese and nationally, as well as providing a network for collaboration and partnership work between schools.

Please find below details of the meetings arranged for the autumn term:

Northwich Cluster Meeting:
Date and time:                  Monday 10th September at 8.00am
Venue:                                   Lostock Gralam C of E School

Secondary Headteachers' Cluster Meeting:
Date and time:                  Tuesday 18th September at 8.30am
Venue:                                  Woodchurch High School

Wirral Cluster Meeting:
Date and time:                  Friday 5th October at 9.00am
Venue:                                   Thornton Hall

Warrington & Runcorn Cluster Meeting:
Date and time:                  Tuesday 9th October at 1.30pm
Venue:                                  Church House, Daresbury

Stockport & Tameside Cluster Meeting:
Date and time:                  Wednesday 10th October at 9.30am
Venue:                                   St Paul's C of E School, Stalybridge

Rural Chester Cluster Meeting:
Date and time:                  Tuesday 16th October at 1.30pm
Venue:                                   Utkinton St Paul's C of E School

Chester Cluster Meeting:
Date and time:                  DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Venue:                                  DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Congleton Cluster Meeting:
Date and time:                  DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Venue:                                   DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Macclesfield Cluster Meeting:
Date and time:                  DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Venue:                                  DETAILS TO FOLLOW         

Trafford Cluster Meeting:
Date and time:                  DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Venue:                                   DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Please contact for more information

NEW SIAMS Framework Training for Governors

These training sessions are to inform governors on what to expect from the new SIAMS Framework which comes into effect on 01/09/2018. The training is FREE and will take place at Church House. 

To book, please click on the following links:

Governor SIAMS Training - 3rd October 2018 - 10am - 12pm

Governor SIAMS Training - 3rd October 2018 - 1.30pm - 4pm

Unlocking Gifts Project

The Unlocking Gifts Project, funded by the Jerusalem Trust, offered schools the opportunity to generate ideas on how to focus resources on relatively simple programmes to make a difference to the most disadvantaged groups.  This report shows how nine different projects were able to help pupils to achieve, be the best they can be, flourish and have 'life in all its fullness.'  Download a copy

New RE Syllabus for Primary Schools

The new and widely-anticipated Diocesan syllabus for primary schools was approved at the recent meeting of the DBE. Produced by Jane Brooke and Sue Glover with the support of a number of teachers across the Diocese, the syllabus is based on eleven Christian concepts and can be seen here. It is strongly recommended for use in all our schools.

Assessing RE

There are now support documents to assist in assessing RE in the new RE Syllabus.  To see them, click here.

With the greater move to academy status, Chester Diocesan Academies Trust (CDAT) has been restructured to be available for any of our schools that would like to become an academy as part of a multi-academy trust. Chester Diocesan Board of Education actively encourages Diocesan schools to consider joining CDAT.

If you would like to discuss joining CDAT contact Sue Noakes in the first instance.  To go to CDAT's website, click here.

Becoming an Academy

Before applying to become an Academy, schools must have the consent of the DBE. This will only be given if certain conditions are met - particularly that church- based legal documents are used. For further information click here.


TPM4 Schools is DBE Services (owned by Chester DBE and five other dioceses) independent advisory service supporting schools in the management, maintenance and development of the buildings. It offers free independent advice to all schools. It can offer a comprehensive range of services to meet all statutory, revenue and capital needs. Whether it is a major capital project ; a minor repair to the boiler or a statutory service they have specialist consultants and contractors who can offer advice and guidance and who will seek the most cost effective way of dealing with your needs.   They offer a one stop shop providing head teachers and governors with everything they need to maintain, manage, repair and develop their school building. 

The latest newsletter can be downloaded from their website (click on the logo above).

Recruitment Partnership

DBE Services has teamed up with ITN Mark Education to recruit primary and secondary teachers for permanent, long term and short term supply jobs.  They are also able to provide services including school improvement, administrative support and IT consultancy. 

For more information, go to their website


For full details of the training courses available and how to book, please click here. 

Family of Schools

To download information about the scheme for 2016/17, click here. Anyone requiring information about the Family of Schools scheme should contact Sandra Reynolds in the first instance.

Links to RE exemplar lessons are sent to member schools. 


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