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Diocesan Education Leaders Programme


The Diocesan Education Leaders’ Programme is open to new DDEs, Deputy DDEs and aspiring DDEs.

Aims and Objectives

In this 12- month programme, leaders will learn from subject experts, peers, and experienced DDEs, becoming part of a community which is engaged in reflective practice.

By taking part, leaders will deepen their Calling, widen their professional network and nuance skills in navigating the complex landscape of leading with a diocese.

Programme Overview

Starting in September 2021, DELP participants will start the programme with module 1 at a two day residential and the launch of facilitated action learning sets. Action learning sets are small groups of participants who meet together throughout the year to support one another to achieve learning goals and are facilitated by experienced DDEs or equivalent. 

Participants then select the two modules which best suit their needs (either 2a or 2b, and either 3a or 3b shown in table below), each completed through a series of virtually delivered workshops. 

The programme ends in July 2022 with a second face to face learning event. 

Participants may also wish to add on additional modules to their professional development plan on a pay per module basis.

Open Workshops

With the exception of Module 1, all other modules are open to those working within diocesan education teams. Individuals may select to complete the modules best suited to professional development needs and do so on a pay per module basis.

Modules and 2021- 2022 Dates

Cost of Participation

Participation in the 12 month DELP programme costs £750+VAT.

Completion of each stand alone module is £90+ VAT.

How to Book your place

To apply for a place on the DELP programme or for a stand alone module please visit our online form.

Individuals applying for the 12 month DELP will be asked to include details of either their Diocesan Director of Education (if not in this role) or the Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education so that a reference can be obtained.

There are limited spaces on all programmes so apply early to avoid disappointment. Applications for the 12- month DELP programme will close at the end of May 2021.