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Standards and Effectiveness Committee

The Standards and Effectiveness Committee comprises:

  • The Chair of the Board of Education (Ex-officio)
  • Five Elected DBE members including two lay and three clergy members elected by synod
  • Two DBE associate members - DSC and SIAMS


 The Board also agreed that the committee should allocate 6 co-options as follows:

  • RE adviser from an LA
  • RE/CW co-ordinator (Primary School)
  • Cathedral Education Officer
  • Headteacher (Primary)
  • Headteacher (Academy)
  • Chair of Governors


The remit of the committee is to oversee the work of the Officers of the Board in response to the Action Plan.

This includes :

  • Monitoring the performance of schools (Data and OfSTED reports)
  • Oversight of the DSC programme
  • Analysis of Denominational Inspection reports
  • Monitoring of the SIAMS Inspector list
  • Church School Curriculum
  • Supporting Religious Education and Collective Worship in schools
  • Supporting the work of the SACREs
  • Supporting the development of church school distinctiveness and effectiveness through the curriculum
  • Oversight of diocesan church school events
  • Supporting the Cathedral Education Centre


Delegated powers

  • To assist the DDE in the appointment of Denominational Inspectors (as required)
  • To assist the DDE in the appointment of Diocesan School Support Consultants (as required)
  • Agreeing the diocesan training programme


The Officers supporting this committee are:

Mr Peter Cantley (Diocesan Director of Education)

Mrs Liz Youngman (Deputy Diocesan Director of Education)

Rev'd Doug Spenceley (Bishop's Vicar for Church schools)

Mr Andrew Lakatos (Schools Effectiveness Advisor)