Board of Education

Main role and functions:

  • Provision of timely and consistent secretarial, administrative and executive services to the General Synod Board of Education and its committees
  • Monitoring educational legislation proposals and maintaining close contact with Government Departments and Departmental agencies in both jurisdictions
  • Representing the interests of the Church of Ireland in education and promoting those interests in accordance with Church policies
  • The Board of Education (RI) is a recognized education partner, representing patrons and management of Primary and Post–Primary schools.
  • The Board of Education (RI) provides an advisory service to patrons, Boards of Management and the wider school communities.
  • The General Synod Board has a responsibility to support and develop the adult education provision of dioceses and parishes.
  • Compilation and printing of new religious educational programmes and other educational materials.
  • Training and delivery of the Safeguarding Trust programme, which is the Church of Ireland’s Child Protection Policy for parishes and dioceses.
  • Provision of advice and guidance in relation to child protection issues.

News items for the Board of Education (RI) may be accessed by clicking here

Members of the Diocesan Board of Education include:

  • Most Revd Pat Storey
  • Ven L Stevenson
  • Very Revd P Bogle
  • Canon J Clarke
  • Revd I Delamere
  • Revd P Heak
  • Ms J Bruton
  • Mr S Strong
  • Mr D Kenny
  • Ms R Willoughby
  • Ms F Higgins
  • Mr N Huston
  • Dr K Willoughby
  • Ms Y Beattie
  • Ms N McShane

The Follow Me Series of Religious Education books is accessible from www.followme–series.org.
This project is the Religious Education Programme for National Schools under the patronage of the Church of Ireland, the Methodist Church in Ireland and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.