We celebrate the diverse communities of our 242 Church schools and academies: 69 Voluntary Aided; 130 Voluntary Controlled; 3 Foundation and 40 Academies and 9 Multi Academy Trusts. Through the work of our professional Team, we provide support and guidance for our schools in the delivery of a high quality education experience within a distinctive and inclusive Christian context. In a rapidly changing education environment we look for fresh opportunities to engage with all our schools and the communities they serve. We value the work with all our strategic partners, including our complementary relationship with our nine partner local authorities. The work of the Education Team is directed and quality assured by the Diocesan Board of Education.