Diocesan Board of Education

The work of the Diocese in schools is overseen by the Diocesan Board of Education.

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Statutory Duties of DBE May2016

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Diocesan Board of Education Members

The Exeter Diocesan Board of Education meets regularly to discharge is role and function.  The Board also operates three sub-committees to progress specific functions of the Board, all of which are supported by Diocesan officers:

Schools Organisation and Governance Group (SOGG):  This committee supports governance with particular focus on Multi-academy Trusts and federations and is the body which considers applications by Church Schools for academy conversion.  SOG makes recommendations to the DBE regarding academy consents.

Standards and Ethos Group (SEG):  This committee specifically focuses on the in-year monitoring of standards (both academic and in Christian distinctiveness) at Church schools and academies with reference to OFSTED and SIAMS outcomes.  It also monitors and reviews the DBE Strategy for Church School Improvement and proposes changes as required.  Following the publication by the DfE of the Memorandum of Understanding (April 2016) between the DFE and the National Society of the Church of England, it will also discuss and approve, on behalf of the DBE, school/academy / MAT interventions as appropriate.

Work in Progress (WIP) Group:  This committee brings together officers from the Education Team and Property Services Department with a representative from the Exeter Diocesan Board of Finance.  WIP provides detailed assessment of property matters at Church school and academies, is the forum for DBE approvals for capital funded building projects at Voluntary Aided schools and Church academies and all other Church school property related matters.  WIP is also the forum for discussing and reviewing new school opportunities before submitting recommendations to the full Exeter Diocesan Board of Education for consideration/approval.

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