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Diocesan Schools Consultants

Diocesan Schools Consultants (DSCs) are provided to support the link between the Board of Education and the Church schools in the diocese. They bring experience of working in education at headteacher level, with a clear understanding of the implications of running a Church of England school.

They advise

  • on the latest government initiatives
  • on the Denominational Inspection Framework (SIAMS)
  • on current OfSTED inspection arrangements
  • on current development issues being addressed by the Board of Education.

They also

  • offer support to headteachers to consider succession planning for staff and governors
  • undertake self-evaluation through the denominational inspection framework
  • develop provision for Religious Education and Collective Worship
  • strengthen links between school and parish/Diocese
  • facilitate inter-church school collaborations
  • promote the welfare of the pupils and the wellbeing of the staff.

They make three scheduled meetings to schools each year, normally termly.

Martin Adamson