Board of Education
Promoting Christian distinctiveness through excellent education in the Diocese of Rochester

Board Structure

The Diocesan Board of Education meets three times a year in order to ensure its meets in statutory duties and delivers it key accountabilities as set out in the DBE Measure 1991.

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The Board discharges its responsibilities through its sub-commitees and working parties which are structured around its core areas of work:

Executive Committee

This committee meets six times a year and manages the operational delivery of the Board strategic delivery. It has delegated responsibility to make key decisions on behalf of the Board with the exception of approving full DBE policies.

School Effectiveness Committee (SEC)

This committee formerly known as the School Improvement Advisory Group (SIAG) now is responsible for monitoring the performance of all our Church schools and academies. It considers the performance of our schools against both the Ofsted and SIAMS frameworks and also analyses the attainment and progress data for schools in both the primary and secondary sector.

Finance and Resources Committee 

This committee is tasked with ensuring that the Board of Education's resources are used effectively and responsible on behalf of all our Church schools and academies. The committee is also responsible for ensuring that the Board as a registered charitable company meets its responsibilities set out in law by the Charity Commission.

Children & Young People Committee

This committee is responsible for monitoring the work of the Board and its Diocesan Advisers with churches and parishes across the diocese. It concerns itself with the Board's work with children and young people aged 4 to 19 years of age outside of the school environment. The Board of Education supports over forty children and youth employed workers who are directly employed by churches across the diocese. 

Schools Working Party

This group focuses on the planning of all events run by the Board of Education to promote the Christian distinctiveness of its Church schools. Examples of this work include our annual Church Schools' Festival which takes place in Rochester Cathedral and our work at promoting Religious Education in schools across the diocese.