Board Structure

The SDBE is a charity and company limited by guarantee. It has a Board, chaired by the Bishop of Croydon, the Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, which meets three times a year to consider strategy and policy matters.

The Board is currently made up of approximately 30 members, the majority of whom are representatives appointed to the Board by the six archdeaconries in the Diocese.

The Board's committees each meet three times a year. 

Southwark Diocesan Board of Education

President: The Bishop of Southwark - The Rt Revd Christopher Chessun

Chair: The Bishop of Croydon - The Rt Revd Jonathan Clark

Membership List

Policy and Strategy Committee

Chair: The Bishop of Croydon - The Rt Revd Jonathan Clark

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Schools Committee

Chair: The Venerable Jane Steen, Archdeacon of Southwark

The Schools Committee deals with all school policy matters, monitors inspection reports for all its schools, receives an annual report on the work of the twelve Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education (SACRE) in the Diocese, monitors the appointment of senior staff in schools and appoints Diocesan foundation governors where vacancies arise for Diocesan nominees on governing bodies.

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Further and Higher Education Committee

Chair: Revd Andrew Williams

This Committee supports and develops the work of chaplaincy in both these sectors in education. It receives annual reports from the education chaplains in the Diocese.

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Finance and Development Committee

Chair: Mr Malcolm Edwards

This Committee deals with all financial matters relating to the Board's work, receives reports on the Board's investments and sets the annual maintenance charge for the Board's External Maintenance Scheme for schools.

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Audit Committee

Chair: Mrs Sarah Ironmonger

The Audit Committee recommends the appointment of the Board’s auditors, meets regularly with the audit team and oversees the annual audit process on behalf of the Board.

It reviews and responds to the audit reports and supports the management team in developing the audit timetable and scheme of work.

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Membership List