Board of Education
Promoting Christian distinctiveness through excellent education in the Diocese of Rochester

Triennial aims 2015 - 2017

The Rochester Diocesan Board of Education 
  • To actively promote and support Christian Distinctiveness through developing high quality, leadership and effective governance of our Church of England Schools
  • To provide targeted challenge and focused support for school effectiveness in order that at least 85% of our Church schools are judged ‘Good’ or better in both OFSTED and SIAMS inspection frameworks by 2017
  • To improve the quality of teaching and learning of Religious Education in Church primary schools through the implementation of a revised diocesan syllabus, sharing best practice and offering professional development opportunities for all teaching staff in Church primary schools  
  • To advise, support and celebrate children’s and youth work across the Diocese of Rochester so that children and young people are offered life-enhancing encounters with Jesus Christ, participation as equal partners in the life of the Church and opportunities to explore their vocation
  • To encourage, develop and evaluate standards of integrity and good working practice amongst children’s and youth work practitioners, parishes and schools and to formally recognise those who demonstrate high quality children’s and youth ministry
  • To develop effective strategic partnerships with Local Authorities, Teaching Schools Alliances, Multi-Academy Trusts and other key stakeholders, to ensure that every Church school is part of  informal, formal or structural collaboration which supports their Christian distinctiveness, school effectiveness and their sustainable future
  • To ensure the good stewardship and effective deployment of the Board of Education’s resources, in order to ensure its sustainable future and ability to deliver its Triennial Aims and key priorities