The Diocese of Lichfield Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and a charity registered with the Charities Commission. The purposes of the company is to be the Diocesan Corporate Member of each Church of England Academy in the Diocese.

The Academy Trust Handbook requires each MAT or SAT to notify the DfE of Member representation through the Get information about schools  (GIAS) website. As there is currently no ability for the DCM to be recorded through GIAS locally sought DfE guidance suggests:

 Forename: Diocese of

Surname: Lichfield Educational Trust

 This way, GIAS can determine that there is a corporate member and will not chase for missing data. The DfE recognise that this is an interim mechanism.

DLET will  use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that statutory inspections take place as required by the Education Act. DLET will also support improvement and transformation of standards and will require accountability of the members of each Church of England Academy in respect both of ethos and standards.

DLET is the appointing body for foundation members of local governing bodies in Church of England Academies and approves the appointment of Trustees to Academy Trusts of which it is a corporate member.

The DDE and the Chair of the DBE Committee are ex-officio Members of the Company with a further 3 members appointed from the Committee.

A representative of the Lichfield DBE will act on behalf of DLET at Members meetings.

Scheduled Upcoming Meetings of the DLET Board

7 February 2024

14 May 2024

14 October 2024