About EdComm

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Anglican EdComm's primary purpose and mission is to promote biblically-shaped education by working alongside teachers, facilitating their growth in each stage of their vocation.

Our Purpose & Mission

The Anglican Education Commission, or Anglican EdComm, is a service organisation established by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney to advance the Diocesan commitment to biblically-shaped education. Our mandate is to contribute to the transformation of education through pre-schools, Anglican schools, colleges, parishes and other Anglican organisations by providing its member schools with various goods and services to assist them to operate as faith-based schools.

Anglican EdComm's primary purpose and mission is to promote biblically-shaped education by working alongside teachers, facilitating their growth in each stage of their vocation.

It promotes teaching as a worthy and strategic vocation and seeks to support Christian Teachers at every stage of their career. Whether a person is considering teaching, an established teacher or a school leader, Anglican EdComm exists to support teachers and help them enrich the lives of students both academically and spiritually.

Through mentoring, networking, conducting professional learning and consultancy within schools, Anglican EdComm seeks to help teachers and school leaders implement a biblically-shaped approach to education. It plays an important role in advocacy and representing an Anglican perspective to governments, the education profession and the wider community.

It assists its member schools to:

  • recruit and retain quality Christian educators as teachers, leaders and providers of pastoral care
  • enhance the skills and knowledge of those who mentor and develop early career teachers with a view to their remaining in the profession for more than five years
  • embed their faith-based mission, vision and ethos within the everyday life of the school
  • implement the mandatory curriculum in a mature and authentic Christian manner.

Anglican EdComm achieves this through employing experienced educators to work in individual schools alongside interested teachers, executives and principals in such areas as pedagogy, curriculum development and implementation, religious education, pastoral care and well-being, leadership, and action research. Its consultants also develop and facilitate the delivery of professional development courses and programs that complement those delivered by secular providers; they organise workshops, conferences, dinners and other programs and events on a regional and diocesan basis.

Anglican EdComm produces teaching resources and frameworks, and facilitates teacher access to models of best practice and up-to-date scholarly materials that support a biblically-shaped education in Anglican schools.

It also facilitates robust debate and the exchange of ideas, particularly through its newly refreshed website, resources and expertise within and among the member schools. It fosters research and the dissemination of its outcomes. Anglican EdComm provides pre-service teachers with an introduction to biblically-shaped education and acts as a conduit between their University studies and Anglican schools.

Anglican EdComm also aims to:

  • assist school ministry teams in the promotion of biblically-shaped education throughout the whole school community
  • assist school councils in the promotion of biblically-shaped education in Anglican schools
  • advocate and present the educational views of the Diocese to governments, professional bodies, the media and the community.

Additionally, Anglican EdComm supports the governors of member schools in their oversight of the school’s implementation of its mission through the provision of advice and relevant information on contemporary educational matters and Christian governance.