What We Offer

Please note all training is currently suspended due to COVID-19.

Activity Is there any charge?
Leadership and Governance
Support for governors with new Headteacher appointment - process, shortlisting, interview days. The Diocese is involved in all Headteacher appointments in CE schools; please advise as soon as any change is known. No
New headteacher welcome and induction in school No
New Headteacher Induction day Charged
Governance and Admissions advice No
Support for considering leadership models and academisation – initial discussion, due diligence and various legal processes No, if academisation proceeds normal legal, management and admin costs are incurred
Buildings and Estates
Buildings and Estates support – the diocese must be notified of any proposed changes to your buildings or outside space to check any issues No, unless complex legal advice needs to be sought
Training and Consultancy
Training courses in a range of areas e.g. governance, admissions, SIAMS, vision and strategy, induction to new roles, spiritual development, RE, Understanding Christianity Varies
Bespoke consultancy and training for individuals, schools or groups of schools Please call to talk through your requirements
Learn Teach Lead programme to support RE teaching No
Support Visits to schools
Annual visits and/or calls to schools from Director of Education/ officers No
Pre SIAMS inspection visits and mid inspection cycle challenge and support visit No
Trained mentor support for schools No
Communications and ‘helpline’
Regular communications and advice through website, publications, model policies, termly newsletters etc No
Informal phone support and advice regarding Church of England/ diocese policy and practice, Collective Worship, Spiritual development and RE including Understanding Christianity No
Wellbeing and pastoral support calls and visits No, further confidential support can be brokered
'Lending library’ of books and RE resources stored in Hillside House, and schools in the Diocese No
Church-School Links
Church School Partnership to build links between parish and school No
Award of Widening Inclusion in Religious Education (WIRE) award No


For further information on any of these, please email ali.driver@bristoldiocese.org or call 0117 906 0100.