Board of Education
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Director's Letters




September 2018    

Dear Colleague

Diocesan Director’s Letter – Autumn Term 2018

On behalf of the Diocesan Education Team, a warm welcome back to school and we hope you managed to enjoy the summer break and spend some time with family and friends.

The start of the new academic year is always a busy time in school with much to do and organise so we hope that in the midst of all the other information you will receive, you will be able to find some time to read this letter and make a note of some of the dates of the different events taking place across the year.

A number of Church schools were inspected by both SIAMS and Ofsted over the last academic year and maintained or improved their inspection grade which demonstrates how well our Church school Christian distinctiveness supports the achievement, wellbeing and personal development of those in our school communities very effectively.   Many congratulations to these Church Schools who continue to serve the needs of their children, families and local communities so well.

Diocesan Calendar of Events

We have tried to make sure that we are able to present dates and details for the whole year which are attached to this letter and which we hope will help schools to plan for their Diocesan training across the coming year.  (here)

I would like to express and record our gratitude to Dr Jeff Blyth who whilst being the interim Chair of the Board has provided immense support for our work. 

We hope that this letter has been useful as you begin the new academic year and we hope that the first few weeks go well for you and your staff.

We look forward to working with you over the course of the coming year and please do get in touch if we can assist in any way.

With best wishes

Yours sincerely,


John Constanti AInstAM(Dip), MBIFM

Director of Education