About the Board of Education

The Responsibilities of the Board

To consider and determine broad matters of policy and strategy arising from the Board’s responsibilities stated in the Diocesan Boards of Education Measure 1991 and other charges allocated by the Diocesan Synod, including the current Diocesan direction of travel; Come Follow Christ in the Footsteps of St Chad.

  1. To promote the distinctive Christian character of Church of England schools and academies within the Diocese.
  2. To advise the Bishop, the Synod and the Diocese on relevant education matters.
  3. To approve the annual budget.
  4. In observation of its incorporated company status, to hold an annual general meeting to receive the annual accounts of the Board and of the Barchester Fund and to appoint auditors.
  5. To approve the annual report to Synod.
  6. To receive for ratification the minutes of the Barchester Committee and to receive a report from the Financial and Central Services Committee  along with Lichfield Diocesan Academies Trust.
  7. To elect chairs and members to its committees.
  8. To be the Company Directors of Lichfield Diocesan Education Services Limited, and Lichfield Diocesan Academies Services Ltd.
  9. To delegate authority to its committees.
  10. To invite an appropriate number of participant observers to assist in the Board’s deliberations.

Membership of The Board of Education

The Revd Preb Michael Metcalf (acting Chair)

The Revd Preb John Allan (acting Vice-Chair)

The Ven Matthew Parker

Revd Robert Heath

Revd Alison Morris

Mrs Tracey Cansdale

Ms Maggie Everett

Mr John Fawn

Mrs Gill James

Mr David Morgan

Mr Cyril Randles

Mrs Helen Robertson

Mr David Swift