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Derby Diocesan Board of Education (DBE)

Derby DBE is a registered company and charity and the statutory DBE for the Diocese of Derby.

From 1949 until the end of 2018, there were a large number of members (up to 29) the majority of whom were elected from the deaneries. 

Changes in the educational environment meant a smaller more responsive board was needed with more technical skills.  The decision was therefore taken to reconstitute the board and move from a representational model to a skills-based model.

Since January 2019, the composition of the DBE has been

  • The Bishop of Derby (President of the Board)
  • Two people nominated by the Bishop
  • Between seven and nine people appointed by the Diocesan Synod
  • Between one and four people co-opted by the Board.

Members of the board are also its trustees and directors.

The Chair of the Board is either the Bishop of Derby or someone appointed by the Board in consultation with the Bishop. 

Chair of the Derby Diocesan Board of Education, Rt Revd Malcolm Macnaughton

Terms of Reference

Business & Operations Committee – view HERE

Schools Effectiveness Committee – view HERE

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