Within our parishes we have a total of 75 Church schools and academies, educating approximately 18,000 children and young people between the ages of 4 and 18. The Coventry Diocesan Board of Education seeks to provide Church School education that enables every young person, of all faiths or none, to realise ‘Every Child Matters’ to God and to the Diocese. It is the pledge of the Diocese to make this real for all the children and young people in our care.

By developing strong partnerships with all elements of the local community and the local church, the Diocese aims to secure transformational educational provision for the pupils, both now and for the future.

School governance is the most important voluntary role in education. Many of our schools and academies are blessed to have some amazing governors who play a key role in raising standards but we need to ensure that ALL our Diocesan schools and academies have that same support, so we need your help.

There are some tasks that, as Christians, we are called to do that are both transformational and rewarding. This is an opportunity to play a part in helping head teachers, schools staff and fellow governors to discover what God is doing in our schools and join in!

Anyone can become a governor; the only requirement is that you have the enthusiasm and desire to make a difference. Please could I urge you to prayerfully consider whether this might be for you.

If you would like to volunteer as a school governor, or just want to find out more at this stage, please email

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