School leadership

The diocese is committed to supporting schools in every facet of school leadership. This includes:

  • supporting governors through the process of appointing a new headteacher
  • all aspects of succession leadership
  • a programme of continual professional development for all stages of leadership
  • the annual Headteachers’ Conference
  • representation on local authority leadership forums
  • support for leaders in their well being

Further guidance is provided below.

Who to contact

Pauline Dodds, Diocesan Schools Adviser (Wells Archdeaconry)

Karen Sancto, Diocesan Schools Adviser (Taunton Archdeaconry)

David Williams, Diocesan Schools Adviser (Bath Archdeaconry) 


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