Vision

“Enabling Flourishing in Christ – Educating for life in all its fullness”

The work of the DBE is inspired by the words of Jesus to his disciples in Matthew 5:13-16.

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

In addition to its statutory responsibilities under the DBE Measure, the DBE has 4 strategic aims.  These are to:

  • facilitate partnerships between schools and parishes to worship God incarnationally;
  • intentionally co-create a habitus and curriculum rooted in Wisdom, Hope, Dignity and Community;
  • inspire others to “come and see” using a discipleship model to form strategic school groupings;
  • create opportunities for school communities to become imagineers, calling out injustice and taking action to transform communities.

This vision influences our approach to the ongoing academies programme. You can read more about this in the DBE Strategic School Organisation Plan – December 2021.


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It was fantastic to join with @Cov_DBE and see all that is being achieved in their YLA projects. We heard from some very passionate young leaders sharing all the small things we can do to make big changes and why this is so important #bethechange https://twitter.com/Cov_DBE/status/1526281007275642887

Great also to hear teachers speak so confidently about the impact the YLA programme & ICONS module are having on pupils. This is all part of our @CofE_Cov @CoventryFaith Growing Faith project, begun during the early days of the pandemic & now bearing fruit 🍎

Jen had the privilege of joining the fabulous @ABYyouthtrust team in visiting the two Nuneaton schools in our Nuneaton-Bedworth Young Leaders Project in conjunction with @ICONSCoventryC1. Such a great few hours hearing children articulate their self-reflections as leaders 👌🏻🙌🏻

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