Diocese of York

Commissioning Services

A commissioning service is a great opportunity for parish, governors, staff, parents and pupils to welcome and affirm a new Headteacher as they begin their new role. A commissioning service welcomes the new Headteacher into the school, the parish and into the diocesan family of schools.

Arranging a commissioning service is also a great opportunity for the incumbent to meet with the new Headteacher and governing body to plan such an event.

To encourage and help you to do this we have provided some thoughts and an outline of an order of service. We recognise that the service will be personal to the school and parish and we would encourage you to adapt what is provided to best support you in being able to involve the school and parish community in this celebratory occasion.