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DBE Partnership Agreement

DBE SCHOOLS Partnership Agreement

The vision of the Derby Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) is to support our schools to transform the lives of children and young people; grow faith and build community. Living out the values of generous faith, courageous hope and life-giving love, Derby DBE will support our diocesan family of schools to offer:

  • life-giving, life-changing learning through excellent education, shaped by a distinctively Christ-like vision and ethos
  • inclusive and inspirational Collective Worship, inviting all to grow in faith
  • excellent Religious Education, enabling children and young people to reflect critically and explore faith, belief, and Christian responses to life’s big questions
  • hospitality, hope and love to children, young people, and households
  • a sense of belonging to those of all faiths and none, building community near and far, local, and global



We are a family of church schools and partnership is a fundamental principle of being a church school. This partnership takes many forms including relationship with other church schools, community schools, local clergy and church community and the wider diocese through the DBE.

Derby DBE receives no public money. It is reliant on income from investments (closed church schools) and from the wider diocesan budget (ultimately from the voluntary giving of churchgoers). By signing up, your school is making an important contribution to our partnership. Each school is a valued part of the Diocese of Derby and so the DBE is committed to support each valued, family member. This document summarises the services offered by Derby DBE under the following headings:

Services provided by Derby DBE

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