Board of Education
This is a statutory body established under the Diocesan Boards of Education Measure 1991, with functions including the promotion of education consistent with the faith and practice of the Church of England, the promotion of religious education and religious worship in schools and academies, the promotion of Church schools and academies in the diocese, and advice to school governors on any matter affecting Church schools and academies.
The Board meets six times a year, at 5.30pm. Seven members, lay or clergy, not necessarily members of Synod, are elected to serve on the Board by Synod.
The Diocesan Bishop (or their nominated representative): The Rt Revd Richard Atkinson, Bishop of Bedford [Chairman]
Nominated by the Bishop: The Ven. Janet Mackenzie, Archdeacon of Hertford, Mrs Julie Griffiths, Mrs Ade Afolabi
The Diocesan Secretary (or their nominee): Canon Susan Pope
The Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance (or their nominee): Mr Tim Fleming
Elected: Mrs Gillian Del Bravo, the Revd Stephen Holroyd, the Revd Eric Lomax, Mrs Dorothy Marlow, Mrs Elizabeth Pollard, Canon Jane Spencer, Mr Andrew Wellbeloved.
Dates of Meetings in 2019:-
Thursday 31 January
Thursday 28 March
Thursday 16 May
Thursday 11 July
Thursday 26 September
Thursday 21 November
Half day ‘away day’: Thursday 4 April, 3 to 8pm
Dates of Meetings in 2020:-
Thursday 30 January
Thursday 26 March
Thursday 21 May
Thursday 16 July
Thursday 24 September
Thursday 19 November