Derby Diocesan Board of Education

"Offering our children and young people life in all its fullness" (John 10:10)

This section contains information to support headteachers, governors and clergy working in the church schools in the Diocese of Derby.

The Derby Diocesan Board of Education (DDBE) provides statutory functions and advice to the governing bodies of our 111 church schools.

We provide advice to governing bodies of schools regarding the planning of their places, religious education and worship, leadership and management, particularly in relation to school improvement, and the appointment of senior leaders and governors. We advise voluntary aided schools on land and buildings issues.

Most recently, we have advised governing bodies on our academisation policy.

We hope you find what you are looking for here - but if you don’t, please get in touch with a member of our administration team, who will be happy to help with your query.


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