Church schools within the Diocese of Guildford are the responsibility of the Diocesan Board of Education. The Diocesan Director of Education and his team serve schools in Surrey, NE Hampshire and part of the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames.
Church schools are part of the state maintained sector. There are two main categories of church schools:
Voluntary Aided Schools where the governing body has greater freedoms and responsibilities;
Voluntary Controlled Schools, controlled by the LEA, with the diocese and parish supporting the Christian Foundation of the school.
All Church schools benefit from the partnership with diocese and the worshipping community of the local parish.
Guildford Diocese is delighted to have been the originator of affiliated schools, now increasingly common in other dioceses. Affiliated schools are Community schools which have a close relationship with the diocese and their local parish, a link that has been confirmed by an informal agreement.
Appointing an Interim Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher
Protocol for interim appointments (guidance for governors) (29KB pdf)
|Diocesan Director of Education:||Derek Holbird|
|PA to Diocesan Director of Education:||Jane Baker|
|Deputy Director of Education:||Michael Hall|
|Schools Officer: RE, Spiritual Development||Heather Henderson|
|School Estates Officer: Development / Finance||David Hallam|
|School Estates Officer: Development / Finance||Colin Henry|
|Building Surveyor||Gary Holister|
|School Estates and Finance Officer:||Sarah Bourke|
|School Admission Appeals:||Helen Dean|
|School Governance Administrator:||Sue Finch|
|Services to Schools and CPD Co-ordinator:||Alex Vinall|
|SIAS Inspections Administrator:||Christine Sweeting|
|Governor Training Administrator:||Elaine Waddington|
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Treasurer for church in Camberley awarded with certificate of achievement
Special service marks 100 years since the death of the last survivor of the Charge of the Light Brigade
Vicar to travel to Malawi to oversee money raised from 260-mile cycling challenge spent.
Local church to mark event with beer exchange
Parish records from 1538-1987 now available to browse
Bishop Christopher to step down in the autumn but “hard work continues” until then.
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