Diocesan Board of Education

The National Church school system is managed and developed through  individual dioceses.  Each Diocese has a Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) which is served by a Diocesan Director of Education (DDE) who is the Chief Secretary and Officer of the DBE.

The role of Ely DBE is to oversee developments and support schools on a day to day basis.  Members of the Board are either appointed by the Bishop or elected by Diocesan Synod, co-options are also possible.

The statutory remit of the DBE is encapsulated in the DBE Measure 2021 as amended by the Diocesan Boards of Education Measure 2021.


Current ex-officio members of the DBE are:

  • The Rt Revd Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely
  • Ven. Dr Alex Hughes, Archdeacon of Cambridge (Chair)

Current elected members of the DBE are:

  • Canon Andrew Read
  • Revd Canon Dr Jessica Martin
  • Revd Michael Bigg
  • Canon Peter Maxwell
  • Mrs Caroline Peet
  • Mrs Anthea Kenna
  • Mr Michael Younger
  • Mr Alistair Day
  • Revd Canon Dr David Karoon
  • Revd Hilary Young
  • Revd Angela Melaniphy

Co-opted members are:

  • Mrs Anne Senior
  • Mr Andi Everett
  • Mrs Isobel Rawlinson
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