Vision for education

The Church of England Vision for Education reaches beyond Church of England schools; it is concerned with all young people, from primary schools to universities. It encapsulates the understanding that a good education should promote life in all its fullness, and that no educational establishment should feel it has to make a choice between academic rigour and the wellbeing of its students. The Vision Statement is not the final word on the Churchs vision for Education, it is rather both the beginning of an act of reflection and the commitment to a long term vision, and to both of these you are invited to contribute.

‘Bringing the Vision Alive’ – Resources for School Leaders

The Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership have developed a pack of resources to help equip leaders to work with the Church of England Vision for Education in their own context. The practical activities are designed for use in meetings (SLT, Governors etc.), CPD/INSET sessions and conference settings.

Find out more on the Foundation’s website.

Called, Connected, Committed

‘Called, Connected, Committed’, by Professor David Ford and Andy Wolfe. Is a resource is designed to help leaders bring the Church of England Vision for Education alive in 24 leadership practices. It is available to download here 

Thinking governance

Thinking Governance is about enabling governors to step back, develop a radically-new strategic vision for the school, together – and then embed that into a highly-practical (and short!) plan.

Each version of the programme has modules, which take governing bodies on a journey from thinking about those big concepts to putting them into action.

  • Thinking Governance has four modules, taking 7-8 hours to complete
  • Thinking Governance Express has two modules, taking 3 hours to complete