Diocesan Board of Education


The DBE empowers others to be courageous, equipping them to deliver excellent Christian education so that all will flourish to achieve their full human potential.

Based at The Benn Education Centre (Diocesan Offices - Rugby), the teams of staff employed by the Diocesan Board of Education and the Diocesan Multi Academy Trust work alongside each other.

The areas of work covered include support for Schools and Academies in the areas of:

  • Christian distinctiveness
  • Governance
  • Headteacher recruitment
  • Legal queries and advice on 'Buildings, land and Trusts'
  • Admissions, Buildings and Employment for Voluntary Aided Schools and Academies
  • Curriculum including Religious Education and Collective Worship
  • School/Parish/Clergy relationship
  • Inspection preparation and follow-up
  • Academy conversion.

Schools and Academies in the Diocese of Coventry are with Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Local Authorities.