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||Jane Whittington|
|RE Consultant:||Rachel Boxer|
|School Effectiveness Officer||Peter Simpson|
|School Estates Officer: Development / Finance||David Hallam|
|Building Surveyor||Gary Holister|
|School Estates and Finance Officer:||Sarah Bourke|
|Buildings Finance Assistant:||Ned Green|
|Trainee Buildings Surveyor:||Malcolm Msika|
|School Admissions Adviser||Helen Dean|
|School Governance Administrator:||Sue Finch|
|Services to Schools, CPD & Governor Training Manager:||Alex Vinall|
|SIAS Inspections Administrator:|
|Academies - Project Management:||Colin Henry|
|Academies - Finance Officer:||Stephen Collyer|
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Seasonal artwork from 12 schools on display at Guildford Cathedral
Eight women welcomed to first meeting as Participant Observers
Bishop Ian gives thanks for Mandela's generosity of spirit and immense dignity
Prisoners, children and gossiping the Gospel all mentioned in the Bishop's farewell sermon
Sheep, donkeys and 70 actors to perfom in the heart of the capital this December
Posada figures to tour the diocese in the run up to Christmas
Synod Votes to Approve Next Steps for Women in the Episcopate