Coventry Diocesan Board of Education | Christian Vocations

Coventry Diocesan Board of Education

Type: Agency

Affiliations and accreditations

Coventry Diocesan Board of Education is a statutory body with responsibilities for church schools within Coventry Diocese, and for RE and collective worship. The Board consists of members nominated by the Bishop; clergy and lay people elected by the Diocesan Synod from within and without its own membership;, and members co-opted by the Board with experience of church schools in the diocese and other areas of work with which the Board is concerned. The Board is supported by the Diocesan Director of Education and a team of staff.

The team of staff employed by the Diocesan Board of Education is based at the Benn Education Centre (Craven Road, Rugby, CV21 3JZ).


Support for schools and academies includes the following areas:


  • Christian distinctiveness
  • Governance
  • Headteacher recruitment
  • Legal queries and advice on buildings, land and trusts
  • Admissions, buildings and employment for Voluntary Aided schools and academies
  • Curriculum including Religious Education and Collective Worship
  • School, parish, clergy relationships
  • Inspection preparation and follow-up
  • Academy conversion.

There are schools and academies from Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire within the Diocese of Coventry