Department for Children, Youth and Education
The work of the diocese in schools is overseen by the Education Committee.
The Education Committee - Terms of Reference
The Committee is accountable to the Department of Children Youth and Education which includes the Diocesan Board of Education. The Committee may establish task groups who will report to the Committee.
Background: The Department for Children, Youth and Education seeks to:
- promote education in the Diocese;
- promote religious education and worship in schools in the Diocese;
- promote and assist church schools in the Diocese;
- promote co-operation between the Department for Children, Youth and Education and others concerned with education in the Diocese.
The Committee is channelled through the work of the Diocesan Director of Education, the Deputy Diocesan Director of Education, the Schools' Building Officer, the Schools' Improvement Advisor and the Dudley Education Chaplain - the day to day work of the officers will be supervised by the Director in consultation with the Chair.
The Committee scrutinises and supports officers in their work with education in schools, colleges and university; in their partnership working with Dudley and Worcestershire Local Authories; the Learning and Skills Council; Regional Government; other Dioceses, the National Society and the Archbishop's Council.
Officers will work in partnership with other Diocesan Boards and Departments to fulfil the Mission of the Diocese.
To encourage, support, monitor and evaluate the contribution of the Diocese to education in Dudley and Worcestershire.
- To provide an educational, moral and theological critique of educational policy and practice.
- To bring educational, moral and theological insights to bear on policies and provision.
- To advise the Department for Children, Youth and Education and other Diocesan bodies on all matters related to the education of children and young people.
- To support and monitor Diocesan responsibilites for the section 48 Inspection of church schools.
- To promote the distinctiveness of the Christian ethos in church schools.
- To monitor the provision of advice, consultancy and training provided by officers.
- To support Voluntary Aided schools in their responsibilies for Admissions, Buildings and Staffing.
- To support chaplains, staff and students in further and higher education.
- To promote consultation and partnership with other dioceses.