Diocesan Board of Education Vision

Education for life, deeply Christian, serving the common good

Education for life

We aim to provide our children and young people with an excellent education in every area of the curriculum and in every aspect of their personal development, so that they are able to lead a fulfilling life and are equipped to make the world a better place. We want pupils to leave school with a rich experience and understanding of Christianity and other world faiths; we are committed to offering them an encounter with Jesus Christ and with Christian faith and practice in a way which enhances their lives.

Deeply Christian

We wish to ensure that the Christian faith is developed through every aspect of each school. We believe that Christian values should permeate the whole curriculum and every dimension of a school’s policy and practice. We aim to make sure our pupils appreciate the biblical basis and Christian beliefs that underpin these values.

Serving the common good

Church schools serve whole communities. The academic rigour they offer should coexist with an emphasis on living well together as a school community. They should serve one another and look outward to support their local community and the wider world. The gospel speaks of God’s love for the whole world (John 3:v16 ‘For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in Him may not perish, but have eternal life’), and through our Church of England schools we seek to make that love known.