Board of Education Staff & Schools


DBE Contact Details

 Board of Education Members and Staff


Andrew Towner



Michael Mill

Director of Education

Office: 01768 807766  Mobile: 07584684306


Deborah Smith

Deputy Director of Education

Office: 01768 807767 


Dorothy Macleod

Schools Buildings and Finance Officer

Office: 01768 807768


Nancy Lush

Administrative Assistant  

Office: 01768 807769

  The Right Revd James Newcome
Bishop of Carlisle
  Andrea Armstrong
Co-opted Member, Head teacher of Raughton Head CE School
  Revd David Cooper
Synod Clergy Representative
  Margaret Dickinson
Synod Lay Representative
  Revd John Griffiths
Synod Clergy Representative
  Michael Higginbottom
Synod Lay Representative
  Shelagh Hughes
Co-opted Member, Head teacher of St Herbert's CE School, Keswick
  Revd Ian Johnstone
Synod Clergy Representative
  David Mills
Synod Lay Representative
  Wendy Nicholas
Co-opted Member, Head teacher of Beetham CE School
  The Venerable Vernon Ross
Bishop's Appointment to the Board
  Revd Richard Snow
Synod Clergy Representative
  Gillian Troughton
Synod Lay Representative

DBE Priorities


The priorities of the Board of Education are to:

*  Meet the challenge of ensuring school effectiveness

*  Safeguard and develop the distinctiveness of church schools

*  Support fruitful, imaginative and meaningful relationships between schools, churches and families

*  Create pathways to secure the future of church school provision

*  Develop clear and effective systems of communication with partners, in particular communicating the work and role of the Diocesan Board of Education


Our CE Schools

 CE schools, their category and websites

(Categories: VC=Voluntary Controlled, VA= Voluntary Aided, F=Foundation, A=Academy)






Training Programme 2017/18Training Programme 2017/18
File size  16kb    File date 14 Nov 2017
Annual Report 2016-17Annual Report 2016-17
File size over 1MB  6575kb    File date  9 Nov 2017
Church School Governance Training ProgrammeChurch School Governance Training Programme
File size  313kb    File date 31 Oct 2017
Its your move playIts your move play
File size over 1MB  1115kb    File date 30 Oct 2017
Towards a Diocesan Vision for EducationTowards a Diocesan Vision for Education
File size  135kb    File date 23 Oct 2017
Understanding Christianity flierUnderstanding Christianity flier
File size  79kb    File date  5 Oct 2017
diocesan consultants list Sept 2017diocesan consultants list Sept 2017
File size  14kb    File date  7 Sep 2017
File size  136kb    File date  5 Sep 2017
PQH further infoPQH further info
File size  290kb    File date  5 Sep 2017
Peer Support NetworkPeer Support Network
File size  519kb    File date  5 Sep 2017
Middle Leaders CourseMiddle Leaders Course
File size  466kb    File date  5 Sep 2017
Springs ChristmasSprings Christmas
File size  839kb    File date  5 Sep 2017
School Effectiveness ConsultantsSchool Effectiveness Consultants
File size  212kb    File date 13 Apr 2017
Partnership Agreement 2017-18Partnership Agreement 2017-18
File size  280kb    File date 27 Feb 2017
Heversham future consultationHeversham future consultation
File size over 1MB  5437kb    File date 23 Jan 2017
Simply Collective Worship sampleSimply Collective Worship sample
File size over 1MB  1164kb    File date  6 Jun 2016
School Governance Regulations 2016School Governance Regulations 2016
File size  52kb    File date 31 Mar 2016
Self Review Questions for Governing BodiesSelf Review Questions for Governing Bodies
File size  60kb    File date 11 Feb 2016
Diocesan Friends Scheme flyerDiocesan Friends Scheme flyer
File size  96kb    File date 20 Nov 2014
Valuing All God's ChildrenValuing All God's Children
File size over 1MB  1981kb    File date  6 Oct 2014
DBE of the futureDBE of the future
File size over 1MB  6628kb    File date 23 Apr 2014
RE Teaching and Learning ReviewRE Teaching and Learning Review
File size  133kb    File date 23 Apr 2014

DBE dates


Tuesday 6th June
Tuesday 10th October (whole day)
Tuesday 28th November



Tuesday 27th February
Tuesday 12th June
Tuesday 18th September (whole day)
Tuesday 20th November