‘Church schools are for everyone. Our vision for education in our schools and academies, colleges and universities reflects the wider Anglican concern for the well-being of everyone entrusted to our care.
‘The outworking of our Christian faith, identity and ethos is to serve the needs of young people and their families in the community as a whole. This has been the commitment of our Church schools since their foundation, and will continue to be so, by God’s Grace, into a hopeful future.’
The Bishop of Southwark, President of the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education
Across our family of schools, our aim is to ensure that all school leaders, governors and chaplains are equipped to give the 37,000 young people in our care the best possible education and life chances. To do this we have strong relationships with our Diocesan partners down to the parish level, but also with other education stakeholders including local authorities, Regional Schools Commissioners and Ofsted.
The Board and its sub-committees draw strength from nominees and office-holders found across the formal structures of Southwark Diocese, as well as those serving in our schools.
The SDBE is also proud of the success of ‘SDBE MAT’, a multi-academy trust designed as an offer for those schools wishing to convert to academy status which will ensure the integrity of their Church of England religious character for the long term.
The Diocesan Primary Schools’ Leavers Service took place in Southwark Cathedral on Friday 9 July. You can watch a recording of the service below.