Bishop Richard welcomes national education report

Bishop Richard, Chair of the Board of Education, has welcomed a national report from the Church of England which sets out how they believe Diocesan Boards of Education should act in the future.

Bishop Richard, Chair of the Board of Education, has welcomed a national report from the Church of England which sets out how they believe Diocesan Boards of Education should act in the future. The report “A Diocesan Board of Education for the Future” urges the Church of England to recognise the important contribution that church schools make to our mission and challenging dioceses to have clear strategic plans that underpin and promote this important ministry.

Bishop Richard said “it’s great that this report so clearly underlines the importance of church schools. This is something we wholeheartedly believe in in Liverpool and have a strong track record of excellent church schools to prove it. I am delighted that the national report echoes much of what we said in our review published in 2011”

Liverpool Diocese Board of Education published Building on Firm Foundations: Supporting Church of England schools in the mission of the Diocese in September 2011. This wide ranging independent review affirmed the work of the Board of Education whilst making recommendations as to how its work can develop over the next few years. The Board unanimously accepted the report and is working to implement its recommendations.

Bishop Richard stated “we are already working on many of the key recommendations set out in ‘A Diocesan Board of Education for the Future’ but we will of course study it closely to see what lessons we can learn or how we can improve. We have a great team delivering a high quality service to our excellent church schools. I give thanks to God for that and pray that we continue to go from strength to strength in the future.”