Education and Schools Work Trustees

Posted on: Wednesday 13 July 2022 | Diocese of Norwich

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Education and Schools Work Trustees

Governance across the Diocese of Norwich’s work with its schools and academy trusts is strong. However, we are never complacent and are always seeking to encourage new talent to join us in these non-executive voluntary roles. The Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) expects and ensures that all involved promote and help develop the Christian ethos and culture of our schools and academy trusts.

We are currently seeking those with the following skills and experience:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Organisational growth and development

If you would like to make a difference to the life chances of children across the Diocese and support staff in our schools, please read on.

Across the Diocese of Norwich there are 110 Church of England schools (only two of these are secondary schools) educating around 17,000 pupils. 85% of these are classed as small (less than 200 pupils) and 50% are very small (under 100 pupils). These predominantly serve rural areas and market / coastal towns.

Our Education Strategy 2018-2023 sets out our ambition to see schools provide a high quality holistic education and remain sustainable into the future. We believe this is best achieved by working collaboratively and joining one of our two multi academy trusts:

Both are governed by a Board of Trustees, and we would welcome the opportunity to talk to potential new trustees.

If serving more locally is of greater interest to you our schools are always keen to recruit new local governors to support their work.

How to apply

If you are interested in exploring how you can serve the Diocese as an academy trust trustee or school governor please contact Paul Dunning, Director of Education.


Call: 07585 550457

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