Peer Support Network

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In conjunction with the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership, Hereford Diocese is running Peer Support Networks for school leaders in 2020.

The network was launched on 28th February 2020 by Emily Norman (Head of Networks for the Foundation), and is relaunching online during the Autumn term. With regular meetings online as a whole community and as smaller north and south groups, we hope these will help us to all grow stronger as spiritual leaders in our schools.

The peer-to-peer networks are a great way of school leaders coming together and sharing practice, exchanging ideas and developing thinking, facilitated by the Foundation’s national team. It provides opportunities for relationship building and learning from each other’s schools, including through virtual school visits.

The networking specifically considers the impact of our vision on practice, using some of the Foundation’s excellent resources, such as Ethos Enhancing Outcomes. It will involve activities which enable participants to think about different topics from a leadership and pedagogical point of view, as well as theologically, in an interactive and engaging way. These activities can then be used in school with staff teams and governors to enable a whole-school approach to the different topics explored.

The Church of England’s Foundation for Educational Leadership’s mission is:

“To develop inspirational leaders who are called, connected and committed to delivering the Church of England’s ‘Vision for Education’.”

To find out more about the Foundation’s work, visit:

Email the Education Team for more information on dates and network groups.