Education

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Headteacher Vacancy

Position:              Headteacher
Required for:       September 2020
Location:              St. Thomas’ CofE Primary School
Salary Range:     £56,434 - £64,736

As a result of our exceptional Headteacher’s wish to retire in August 2020, the Governors of St. Thomas’ Church of England Primary School are seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher that has the drive to deliver our school’s vision to provide an excellent academic, social and spiritual education.

The successful candidate will be required to commence on 1st January 2020 as a Headteacher Designate to work in conjunction with the current Headteacher until they leave on 31st August 2020.  The commencing salary for the Headteacher Designate will be £56,434.00.

For further details and an application pack, please click here.

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 contact charlotte.somers@chester.anglican.org for more information

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 itnmark.com/DBEservices.

Courses

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 2018/19, 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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