Board of Education
This is a statutory body established under the Diocesan Boards of Education Measure 2021, 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.
Membership (2022 – 2024):
The Diocesan Bishop: The Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith, Bishop of St Albans
Appointed by the Bishop: The Rt Revd Richard Atkinson, Bishop of Bedford [Chair], the Ven. Janet Mackenzie, Archdeacon of Hertford, Mr Tim Fleming, Mrs Julie Griffiths, Mr David White.
Elected: The Revd Simon Cutmore, the Revd Jonathan Gordon, Mrs Pauline Kendall, Mrs Dorothy Marlow, Mr Joseph Piatczanyn, Mrs Elizabeth Pollard, Canon Andrew Wellbeloved
Co-opted: Mrs Gill O’Neill, 1 vacancy
Dates of Meetings in 2022:-
Thursday 20 January
Thursday 24 March
Wednesday 25 May
Thursday 14 July
Thursday 29 September
Thursday 24 November