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GDBE elevate Headteacher Appraisal E-Resource

Available with support bundle purchase
Guidance and Templates
Guidance

HTAPM Guidance

Headteacher appraisal guidance for governor panels
pdf 513KB

GDBE elevate | Headteacher Appraisal - Briefing for Governors June 2022

Presentation
pdf 471KB
HTPM Templates

Proforma 1 - HT ideas

docx 80KB

Proforma 2 - HT self-evaluation

docx 81KB

Proforma 3 - GB review

docx 80KB

Proforma 4 - HTPM appraisal

docx 91KB

GDBE elevate HR E-Resource Library

Available with our membership
How to...Guides and Tutorials
Guides

How to... monitor your SCR

Guide
pdf 133KB

How to... conduct a grievance meeting

Guide
pdf 142KB

How to...manage time off for dependent care

Guide
pdf 140KB
Online tutorials

How to...undertake an investigation

Online tutorial
ONLINE
People Matters E-Publication

People Matters Issue 7 - Spring 2022

E-Publication
> pdf 428KB

Peoples Matters Issue 9 - Autumn 2022

E-Publication
> pdf 1280KB

People Matters Issue 8 - Summer 2022

E-Publication
> pdf 313KB
Contracts (Model) - SLT/Teachers
ASSISTANT HEAD

Acting Asst Headteacher Part time

docx 232KB

Acting Asst Headteacher Full Time

docx 232KB

Asst Headteacher Full Time

docx 233KB

Asst Headteacher Part Time

docx 234KB
DEPUTY HEAD

Acting Deputy Headteacher Full Time

docx 235KB

Acting Deputy Headteacher Part Time

docx 216KB

Deputy Headteacher Full Time

docx 234KB

Deputy Headteacher Part Time

docx 234KB
HEADTEACHER

Acting Headteacher Full Time

docx 235KB

Headteacher Full Time

docx 234KB
LEAD PRACTITIONER

Lead Practitioner Full Time

docx 233KB
TEACHER

Teacher Permanent Full Time

docx 230KB

Teacher Permanent Part Time

docx 233KB

Teacher Temp Full Time

docx 234KB

Teacher Temp Part Time

docx 235KB

Teacher Fixed Term Full Time

docx 234KB

Teacher Fixed Term Temp Part Time

docx 234KB
Contracts (Model) - Support Staff
SUPPORT STAFF 52 WEEKS

Support Staff 52 Week Permanent FULL-TIME

docx 231KB

Support Staff 52 Week Permanent PART-TIME

docx 231KB

Support Staff 52 Week Temporary FULL-TIME

docx 232KB

Support Staff 52 Week Temporary PART-TIME

docx 233KB

Support Staff 52 Week Fixed Term FULL-TIME

docx 232KB

Support Staff 52 Week Fixed Term PART-TIME

docx 232KB
SUPPORT STAFF TERM TIME ONLY

Support Staff TERM TIME Permanent

docx 229KB

Support Staff TERM TIME Temporary

docx 233KB
FORMS

Probation review form - SUPPORT STAFF

docx 195KB
Job Descriptions (Model)

Headteacher

> docx 197KB

Teacher

> docx 199KB
Policies (Model) - Data Management

Document retention for primary schools - Model

> docx 233KB
Policies and Letters (Model) - HR
ADOPTION/MATERNITY/PATERNITY

MATERNITY POLICY and GUIDANCE: Teaching Staff

docx 216KB

PATERNITY POLICY

docx 215KB

ADOPTION POLICY

docx 215KB

SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE: Notification Procedure (Adoption)

docx 224KB

SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE: Notification Procedure (Birth)

docx 224KB

SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE POLICY

docx 213KB

MATERNITY POLICY and GUIDANCE: Support Staff

docx 198KB
APPRAISAL: Support Staff

APPRAISAL POLICY: Support Staff

docx 212KB
APPRAISAL: Teaching Staff

APPRAISAL POLICY: Teaching Staff

docx 213KB
CAPABILITY: Support Staff

CAPABILITY: Support Staff: Capability Procedure

docx 214KB

CAPABILITY: Support Staff: 1 Notification of Hearing

docx 208KB

CAPABILITY: Support Staff: 2 Outcome of Hearing

docx 208KB

CAPABILITY: Support Staff: 3 Notification of Appeal Hearing

docx 204KB

CAPABILITY: Support Staff: 4 Outcome of Appeal Hearing

docx 203KB
CAPABILITY: Teaching Staff

CAPABILITY PROCEDURE: Teaching Staff

docx 213KB

CAPABILITY: Teaching Staff: 1 Notification of Hearing

docx 205KB

CAPABILITY: Teaching Staff: 2 Outcome of Hearing

docx 208KB

CAPABILITY:Teaching Staff: 3 Notification of Appeal Hearing

docx 204KB

CAPABILITY: Teaching Staff: 4 Outcome of Appeal Hearing

docx 203KB
DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE: A - Conducting an Investigation

docx 205KB

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE: B - Disciplinary Hearing Flowchart

docx 229KB

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE: C Appeal Hearing Flowchart

docx 230KB

DISCIPLINARY MODEL LETTERS: 1 Notification of Suspension

docx 201KB

DISCIPLINARY MODEL LETTERS: 2 Invitation to Investigation Meeting

docx 202KB

DISCIPLINARY MODEL LETTERS: 3 Notification of Disciplinary Hearing

docx 204KB

DISCIPLINARY MODEL LETTERS: 4 Notification of Outcome of Disciplinary Hearing

docx 205KB

DISCIPLINARY MODEL LETTERS: 5 Invitation to Appeal Hearing

docx 201KB

DISCIPLINARY MODEL LETTERS: 6 Outcome of Appeal Hearing

docx 201KB

MODEL DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

docx 215KB
CHANGING STAFFING NEEDS

CHANGING STAFFING NEEDS: Model Letters: 1 Assimilation

docx 203KB

CHANGING STAFFING NEEDS: Model Letters: 2 Redundancy Confirmation

docx 204KB

CHANGING STAFFING NEEDS: Model Letters: 3 Single Post Redundant

docx 199KB

CHANGING STAFFING NEEDS: Model Letters: 4 Voluntary Redundancy

docx 206KB
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

docx 205KB

GRIEVANCE - Model Letter acknowledging formal grievance

docx 211KB

GRIEVANCE - Model Letter invite to grievance meeting

docx 215KB

GRIEVANCE - Model Letter Meeting outcome

docx 197KB

NOTIFICATION of Formal Grievance - model form

docx 200KB
SICKNESS ABSENCE

SICKNESS ABSENCE: 1 Invitation to Formal Meeting

docx 200KB

SICKNESS ABSENCE: 2 Outcome of Formal Meeting

docx 202KB

SICNESS ABSENCE: Return to Work Interview Form

docx 204KB

SICKNESS ABSENCE POLICY

docx 224KB

MANAGING CHANGE

> docx 229KB

ANTI HARASSMENT and BULLYING POLICY

> docx 208KB

FLEXIBLE WORKING POLICY

> docx 418KB
Policies (Model) - Pay

Support Staff Pay: Model Policy

> docx 210KB

Teachers and School Leaders: Model Policy

> docx 224KB
Local Authority
Surrey Sick Pay Scheme

Surrey Schools Sick Pay Scheme

> pdf 146KB

RE-Online Resource Library

Available with your gdbe-elevate.org account
Getting RE-ady for the Revised RE Syllabus
Session One

FAQs Getting RE-ady for the new Syllabus

FAQs May 2022
docx 45KB

Introductory Slides

These slides are for you to use in school. Note the script is under each slide in the notes section. Some sch...
pptx 4224KB

RE and Your School's Christain Vision

This tool will enable you to consider the impact of your RE on living out your school vision
docx 75KB

Wider Reading for RE Subject Leaders

This contains links to professional reading that provided the context for the Syllabus revision.
docx 77KB

Statement of Entitlement for Religious Education in Church of England Schools 2019

This sets out the expectations for RE in church schools.
pdf 144KB

Primary Curriculum Overview (May 2022)

This sets out the compulsory units and the thematic units that you can select from for the end of the year. N...
docx 120KB
Session Two
Session Three
Session Four
Concept Maps for the Faith and Beliefs in the RE Syllabus

Buddhism Concept Map

> pdf 259KB

Christianity Concept Map

> pdf 228KB

Christianity Key Stage One Concept Map

> pdf 237KB

Hindi Dharma Concept Map

> pdf 301KB

Humanism Concept map

> pdf 396KB

Judaism Concept Map

> pdf 269KB

Sikhi Concept Map

> pdf 260KB

Islam Concept Map

> pdf 244KB

Concept map Booklet

23 May 2022
> pdf 1104KB
EYFS in the Revised Syllabus

EYFS - Getting RE-ady for the Revised RE Syllabus Slides

Slides for your use, the script is in the notes under each slide. If your school system will not allow you to...
> pptx 2735KB

EYFS over view

Overview of the EYFS currculum
> pdf 608KB

FAQs about EYFS in the Revised RE Syllabus

> pdf 181KB

Primary Curriculum overview

This show the RE curriculum from EYFS to upper KS2
> pdf 261KB

Pupil Progress in EYFS

Draft at May 2022
> pdf 287KB
Materials for School Leaders

FAQs on the New RE Syllabus

For Church Schools May 2022
> pdf 207KB

Training Video links

There are several video presentations for use in school
> pdf 179KB

The Vision Tool

For Church Schools May 2022
> pdf 195KB

Getting RE-ady Session 1

Slides and materials for Session One. To help you present this there are notes under each slide.
> pptx 4240KB
Curriculum Overviews

Primary Curriculum Overview

Outline of units from EYFS to year 6
> pdf 277KB

Key Stage One Overview with details

Includes details about the content and links with previous learning and next steps
> docx 294KB

Lower Key Stage Two Overview with details

Includes details about the content and links with previous learning and next steps
> docx 200KB

Upper Key Stage Two Overview with details

Includes details about the content and links with previous learning and next steps
> docx 352KB

SIAMS

Available with your gdbe-elevate.org account
E-Resource for CofE Schools and Trusts, Guildford Diocese

SIAMS Information for Schools January 2022

> pdf 538KB

SIAMS Update 27 January 2022

> docx 16KB

Ongoing SEF March 2022

The national SIAMS Team has published an example of a long-term SEF and an example of a 2 page A4 summary eval...
> docx 1129KB

Summary SEF March 2022

The national SIAMS Team has published an example of a long-term SEF and an example of a 2 page A4 summary eval...
> docx 1120KB
Toolkit

Link to SIAMS Documents and Templates

This link takes you to the most recent SIAMS documents
> pdf 79KB

SIAMS Website Guidance

> pdf 107KB

SIAMS Crib Sheet for Revised Schedule

September 2021
> pdf 580KB

Your School Vision and Covid

Pamela Draycott September 2021
> pdf 194KB

Monitoring Your School Website

A self evaluation tool
> pdf 208KB

School and Parish Links

A self evaluation tool
> pdf 159KB

Top Tips for Monitoring Collective Worship

A tool for governors
> pdf 585KB

Top Tips for Monitoring Religious Education

A tool for Governors
> pdf 593KB

Report of Governor Visit Proforma

For schools to adapt
> docx 181KB

Governors' Annual Monitoring Schedule

For schools to adapt
> docx 181KB

What do They Think About Collective Worship

Questions for governors to use when monitoring collective worship
> pdf 608KB

Questions for Governors

Questions for governors to consider when preparing for SIAMS
> pdf 611KB

What Do They Think about Religious Education

Questions for governors to use when monitoring RE
> pdf 673KB

Monitoring the Impact of Your School Christian Values

A self evaluation tool
> docx 181KB

Theological Underpinning of Your School Vision

Pamela Draycott September 2019
> docx 34KB
Staff Meeting Activities to Prepare for SIAMS

Activity One

Considering the Question
> docx 179KB

Activity Two

Crystalizing Your Vision
> docx 182KB

Activity Three

Warp and Weft of the Schedule
> docx 188KB

Activity Four

Provision, Impact and Evidence in your School
> docx 187KB

Activity Five

Provision, Impact and Your Vision
> docx 183KB

Church House

We host our training courses in Guildford, in the Diocese of Guildford building ‘Church House’ situated within the landscaped grounds of the University of Surrey Research Park, southbound just off the A3.

We are located at 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford GU2 7YF, with some adjacent parking available. 

  • Our reception is manned from 9.00am to 5.00pm and to ensure everyone’s safety, all attendees will be asked to register, sign in on entry and wear a visitor’s badge while on the premises.
  • Our venue is wheelchair accessible throughout the ground floor. Guide dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. Please contact us if you require any additional mobility or accessibility assistance.
  • We offer complimentary refreshments on all our courses. For day courses and programmes, we provide a catered sandwich lunch on the premises. We aim to cater for all dietary requirements where possible.

University of Surrey Research Park – Parking your vehicle
Course attendees arriving by car will be sent a car parking permit electronically (email) in advance of their training. Kindly note the option to select an e-parking permit must be done at the time of online booking. 

  • Once received, this e-parking permit should be printed and displayed in your windscreen for the duration of your visit. 
  • Please note a traffic warden patrols the research park and cars without valid passes will receive a penalty. 
  • Course attendees may park on the road around the research park but not in other adjacent carparks. 
  • A car parking permit may also be obtained from our reception team on arrival.

The 'new' normal
As we learn to live with Corona Virus, we ask visitors to adhere to all local measures in place, to be mindful to ensure everyone’s safety when you visit us and to please follow official guidance by the Department of Health.

If you have any questions about the training course or meeting you are attending please do contact our School Services Manager directly by email or our central admin team admin@cofeguildford.org.uk and they will be pleased to assist.

If you prefer to contact us by phone then please contact our main switchboard and reception team by calling 01483 790300

Logo
Church House, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YF.

Training Terms and Conditions

GDBE elevate Training | Short courses and Programmes
To book our short courses and training programmes your school must be registered and have an account with us.
To access full information about all our training and to make your booking go to our training page.

  • Our face-to-face training venue is Church House Guildford, GU2 7YF.
  • Our live online training is delivered via Zoom.
  • All training support materials and resources are included.

Kindly note our DBE Leadership briefings, conferences and events are publicised and available to book using our secure platform – these are free or individually priced and not part of this offer

GDBE elevate Training | CANCELLATION POLICY
You retain the right to cancel at any point. We charge 20% of course fees for any cancellations made within the 2-week period before the start of a course. If you cancel after, or on the actual day of the course starting, we will invoice for the full fee.
We will refund any course fees if we must cancel.
Our course prices are carefully reviewed and considered each year in consideration of National, regional, and local education partners, service providers and teaching school hubs.

Corona Virus | Keeping you and others safe
We will continue to build on our offer to best support you, remotely or in person, throughout the coming year. We may, due to further unsettled periods, make adjustment to some elements where required. We will of course, keep you informed. Unless stated as being a being a LIVE ONLINE, our training courses are scheduled to take place at our venue Church House, Guildford GU2 7YF. 

Health and Safety guidance and procedures are always in place so we kindly ask you to follow these and additional Corona Virus measures prior to and when these when making a visit to Church House, Guildford – thank you. For additional needs please contact a member of our team prior to your visit.

Please contact our team | Email: gdbe-elevate@cofeguildford.org.uk  | Tel: 01483 484911

Minimum numbers: all of our events require a minimum number of delegates in order to proceed. If, due to low numbers, we decide we are unable to run a course you will be notified by email/phone at least 5 working days in advance of the event. You will be given the option to transfer to another course or given a full refund with no administration charge. Please note that if due to unforeseen circumstances a course facilitator is unable to attend on the day, we will endeavour to engage a replacement. If, however, we are unable to find a replacement we will notify you as soon as possible.

Training Venue | Church House Guildford - Parking
Our training courses take place, unless otherwise advised, at Church House Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YF

All visitors to Church House Guildford and The Surrey Research Park must display a valid parking permit. Church House Guildford parking permits can be obtained electronically when booking a course. Parking permits are sent by email to delegates 5 days prior to the course, briefing, network meeting or event date.

GDPR
Your Data When you register to attend an event, course or request a service your data is being collected on behalf of The Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance for the purpose(s) of administration detailed in Diocesan Board of Education Service Level Agreements to schools; for administration of our course(s), event(s) or service(s) you register to attend or request.

We require your consent and active opt-in to continue to send marketing information to you about other training and services we provide.

For further information on how we process personal data please take a look at our full Privacy Notice and Data policy.

Legal policies

Personal and Non-Commercial Use Limitation
Unless otherwise specified, the Services are for use within your school, personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Services.

Notice Specific to Documents Available on this Web Site
Permission to use Documents (such as white papers, press releases, datasheets and FAQs) from the Services is granted, provided that (1) the below copyright notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear, (2) use of such Documents from the Services is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and (3) no modifications of any Documents are made. Accredited educational institutions, up to K-12, universities, private/public colleges, and state community colleges, may download and reproduce the Documents for distribution in the classroom. Distribution outside the classroom requires express written permission. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.

Notices Regarding Software, Documents and Services Available on this Website
In no event shall The Diocesan Board of Finance and/or its respective suppliers be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of software, documents, provision of or failure to provide services, or information available from the services.

Member Account, Password and Security
If any of the Services requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You also will choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify The Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.

The Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by The Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else's account at any time, without the permission of the account holder.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Services, you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance server, or the network(s) connected to any Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of any Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance server or to any of the Services, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services.

Links to Third Party Sites
The links in this area will let you leave Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance site. The linked sites are not under the control of Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance and Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites.

Support Package Terms and Conditions

Our aim is to provide GDBE elevate CORE support package and support add-ons along with a range of consultancy, training courses and programme bundles to help you deliver the best for your pupils. To help us to achieve this, we have published our general terms & conditions here. Should you have any concerns or queries that are not covered here, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

GDBE elevate CORE Package | Bundles and Support Add on 
All Support packages are valid for one academic year from the date of purchase. Where possible we will try to accommodate any specific needs you may have. 

GDBE elevate | Bundles and Support add ons | Cancellations
You retain the right to cancel at any point. If you would like to cancel your support package with us, you must notify us in writing 90 days before the date of your renewal is due. We require 28 days' notice for cancellation or rearrangement traded service request for in school training or consultancy. Brokered external traded services may carry up to 50% cancellation or rearrangement fee within the 28 days' notice period. Cancellation without notice or non-attendance for brokered external traded services incurs the full fee. (100% quoted fee +VAT).

Please contact our team | Email: gdbe-elevate@cofeguilford.org.uk  | Tel: 01483 484911

Cancellations Services
In the instance of the event, a service being cancelled we will endeavor to contact within the time frames above and in good time through the contact information given and seek to rearrange or offer alternate provision.

GDBE elevate | Pricing, Discounts & Concessions All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT and correct for the current academic year. We do not expect any change in prices but in the event of unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to change our pricing accordingly. Similarly, we reserve the right to withdraw any discounts or concessions accordingly. We offer a universal discount of 5% on any additional places (2 or more) booked on the same course or training programme. If there are any changes to pricing or to discounts, we will endeavour to notify you as soon as possible and you have the right to cancel, with no charge, should you so wish.

GDBE elevate | Invoicing & Payment 
Payment for all support packages and add-ons ordered, or courses and programmes booked, will be requested by invoice, and sent to the billing details listed on your account. Kindly note that our terms of payment are 30 days from the date of invoice. If you are unable to make payment, or if there is a dispute regarding the amount to be paid, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can resolve any issues. If payment is not made within 30 days, we reserve the right to charge interest on the outstanding amount.

GDPR | Your Data 
When you register to attend an event, course or request a service your data is being collected on behalf of the Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance for the purpose(s) of administration detailed in Diocesan Board of Education Service Level Agreements to schools; for administration of our course(s), event(s) or service(s) you register to attend or request.

We require your consent and active opt-in to continue to send marketing information to you about other training and services we provide.

For further information on how we process personal data please take a look at our full Privacy Notice and Data policy.

SLA Terms and Conditions

Our aim is to provide GDBE elevate CORE support package and support add-ons along with a range of consultancy, training courses and programme bundles to help you deliver the best for your pupils. To help us to achieve this, we have published our general terms & conditions here. Should you have any concerns or queries that are not covered here, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

Guildford Diocesan Services Limited (GDSL) | Diocesan Traded Services
This GDBE elevate CORE package agreement document sets out in detail the traded services offered on behalf of the Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance (GDBF) by the Education Team of the Guildford Diocesan Board of Education (GDBE) delivered as a traded service through Guildford Diocesan Services Ltd (GDSL) which is a trading company set up for the purpose by the GDBF.

GDBE elevate CORE Package Subscription | Termination of the Service
The GDBE elevate CORE package is for a period of one year starting on 1st September and will continue for successive periods of one year unless terminated on an anniversary by either party on the giving of three months’ notice.

Should a school/trust wish to terminate the service before the end of the agreed term, the following terms apply, three months' notice of the intention to terminate must be given, in writing, to the Diocesan Director of Education, Guildford Diocesan Board of Education (GDBE), Church House, Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YF. The notice must be delivered by a 'signature on delivery service' to the GDBE at Church House, Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YF.
Fees equivalent to six months payments will be due at the point of termination to account for early termination. Any refund of fees will be made at the point the service ceases.
Kindly note that you have the right to cancel your support package or bundle at any time. However, you will not receive a refund if there is less than 3 months left of the agreed agreement period or if you have already used up your package or bundle allocation.

gdbe-elevate.org | Our online platform
This is a secure online platform and booking system for GDBE service level agreements, services and training for all educators, schools and academy trusts.

GDBE elevate CORE renewal | Online | gdbe-elevate.org
Each Spring we contact you to advise renewal in advance before the next new academic year.
We can work with you to plan in our support and advise partners to have everything in place for you by September, as required.

GDBE elevate CORE new subscription | Online | gdbe-elevate.org
Please make a request for CORE online using our secure platform GDBEonline.org. The advertising of the CORE Agreement on our secure platform constitutes an "invitation to treat" rather than a contractual offer. All CORE subscription online requests are provisional until approved by confirmation email. Approval is subject to a two-step online approval process, firstly by the named School/Trust Account holder and then by the Diocese.
New Account Holders | New customers need to register for an online account before any bookings or service requests can be made.
Schools and Trusts must contact our School Services Manager by email educationalservices@cofeguilford.org.uk to ensure that an approved School/Trust Account administrator for the school or Trust is in place to authorise online transactions using GDBEonling.org platform.

Kindly Note: On registering for an account a single user ‘My Account’ is created and the appropriate permissions for the account set-up can be put place as a ‘School Account’ only by our Services Manager.

To make a GDBE elevate CORE subscription or renewal request online via our portal, the following steps must be taken: click "request CORE" in relation to the relevant SLA package subscription; if you are an existing user, you must go to the log in page and enter your login details; once you are logged in, you must consent to the online terms and conditions; we will then send you an initial acknowledgement.
Finally, we will send a GDBE elevate CORE subscription or renewal confirmation once the school/trust administrator has approved the CORE request from within its gdbe-elevate.org school account. Once the request has been approved school/trust account administrator, an automated email will be sent confirming school/trust membership and access to school/trust CORE Service Level Agreement secure within the school/trust account. Only on subscription, can CORE service and training package entitlement, benefits and discounts be automatically applied to online transactional bookings or bundle options.
For gdbe-elevate.org secure platform enquiries and support: educationalservices@cofeguildford.org.uk

GDBE elevate | Limitation of Liability:
The Parties will be under no liability to each other whatsoever (whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, restitution or otherwise) for any indirect or consequential losses howsoever caused arising out of or in connection with this Agreement.
Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement and save for sums properly payable by the Parties pursuant to this Agreement a Party’s aggregate liability to the other under this Agreement (whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, restitution or otherwise) for any damage or losses howsoever caused will be limited to the subscription payable for the current year only.

This clause shall survive the termination of this Agreement for whatever cause. For the purposes of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 and notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement this agreement is not intended to, and does not, give any person who is not a party to it any right to enforce any of its provisions.

Resolving Disagreements: In the event of being dissatisfied with any part of the service, every effort should be made to resolve issues face to face with your appointed officer. Failing that, a written complaint should be sent to the Diocesan Director of Education.

Diocesan Director of Education,
Guildford Diocesan Board of Education (GDBE),
Church House, Guildford,
20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford,
Surrey GU2 7YF.

The Director will arrange for a senior officer to investigate and respond. Where this strategy fails,
the complaint will be resolved by two members of the GDBE who will investigate and respond. Their judgement will be binding.