Birmingham Diocesan Education Service
The Birmingham Diocesan Education Service (BDES) acting on behalf of the Archbishop, has the responsibility of directing Catholic schools concerning the development of curriculum provision for Religious Education and strengthening Catholic life. This work is also extended to the recruitment, formation and ongoing training of school leaders and that of foundation governors, representatives and directors of multi academies. Under Section 48 of the Education Act and in accordance with the Code of Canon Law, the DES has the responsibility to inspect the provision of RE and Catholic life.
The Mission of the BDES is to announce the joy of the Gospel by making Christ known today through securing, protecting and improving the provision of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.