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Strategy and Leadership Committee

The Strategy and Leadership Committee of the DBE will comprise:

  • Chair of the DBE (Ex-officio)

  • Nine members of the DBE including the following:
    • A representative of Bishop's Visitors
    • Headteacher (Primary)
    • Member of a Governing Body (Primary)
    • Member of a Governing Body (Secondary)


  • Headteacher (Secondary)

  • Chair of Governors

The responsibilities of the committee will include:

  • School Instruments of Governance

  • Schools Admissions and Appeals

  • Foundation Governor appointments

  • Senior Church school staff appointments

  • Induction support for new headteachers

  • Reviewing SLA and Training programme

  • School Organisation: Diocesan strategy for educational settings

  • Oversight of pastoral support for schools

Delegated powers:

  • Appointment and re-appointment of Foundation Governors

  • Appointment of Bishop's Visitors

  • Approval of School Admissions' Policies

Officers supporting this committee:

  • Mr Peter Cantley (Diocesan Director of Education)

  • Revd Peter French (Deputy Diocesan Director of Education)

  • Assistant Diocesan Director of Education (position currently vacant)

  • Bishop's Vicar for Church schools (position currently vacant)