What is the Diocese of York Educational Trust?

The Diocese of York Educational Trust (“DYET”) is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with company number 07943724.

DYET works in partnership with the York Diocesan Board of Education (YDBE) to support the YDBE’s work in relation to Church of England academies.

DYET is a corporate member of every Multi Academy Trust (Trust) which includes a Church of England school in the Diocese. DYET’s corporate member role is seen as essential to embed a permanent and consistent Foundation presence within every Trust.

Details of the Trusts and the academies they serve can be found using the links below:

· Hope Sentamu Learning Trust - https://hslt.academy/

· Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust - https://pathfinder.academy/

· Ebor Academy Trust - https://eboracademytrust.co.uk/

· Elevate Multi Academy Trust - https://www.elevatemat.org/

· Dales Academies Trust - https://www.dalesmat.org/

· South York Multi Academy Trust - https://southyorkmat.co.uk/

· The Star Multi Academy Trust - https://web.starmat.uk/

· The Education Alliance - https://theeducationalliance.org.uk/

· Collaborative Learning Trust - https://collaborativelearningtrust.com/

· Galileo Multi Academy Trust - Galileo Multi Academy Trust (galileotrust.co.uk)

Any Church of England schools interested in becoming an academy should contact the YDBE’s education team.

Details of DYET’s directors (who are also the company’s members)

Appointments are made in accordance with the company’s Articles of Association, which can be located at Companies House.

The Rt Revd Paul Ferguson (Chair)

  • Bishop of Whitby, with a key role in the oversight of the Church of England’s work across the Diocese of York
  • Chair of the York Diocesan Board of Education
  • Trained as a teacher before ordination
  • Experienced school governor in inner-London and rural primary schools; currently Chair of Dales Multi-Academy Trust
  • Chair of the Board of DBE Services Ltd (a company owned by the dioceses of Blackburn, Carlisle, Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and York for the marketing of educational and property services)

Andrew Smith

  • Diocesan Director of Education (DDE) for the Diocese of York
  • Qualified teacher and headteacher with over 20 years’ experience in primary education working across York and North Yorkshire
  • Worked in successful collaborative partnerships, including within Teaching School Alliances and with schools overseas, particularly focusing on developing effective school leadership and curriculum development
  • Director of DBE Services Ltd (a company owned by the dioceses of Blackburn, Carlisle, Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and York for the marketing of educational and property services)

Canon Peter Warry

  • Diocesan Secretary & Chief Executive Officer
  • Community school governor for over 17 years
  • Trustee/Director of a number of education and welfare related charities

Previous professional experience includes:

  • Development Director – Cognos Enterprise Planning
  • Operational Research Manager – Nestlé UK

Dr Tim Scott

  • Member of Diocesan Board of Education
  • Member of General Synod
  • Foundation Governor, Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull
  • Former university academic in mathematics, graduating from the University of London followed by appointments with the UK Atomic Energy Authority and at the Universities of Southern California, Durham and Hull

Lindy Illingworth

  • Extensive teaching experience, particularly in nursery, primary, FE and HE education
  • Former Head of the Child Studies Department in an FE and HE college
  • Chair and longstanding foundation governor on the board of two rural church schools in the Diocese of York until 2021
  • Former member of York Diocesan Board of Education Schools committee

Dawn Younge

  • Retired teacher and deputy headteacher with a wide range of experience in both community and faith schools, particularly in Early Years
  • Foundation governor and Chair of the Governing body of a rural Church of England school until 2019
  • Director of an educational and ecclesiastical welfare charity