Church Schools Team

Peter Cantley, Director of Education, provides the strategic leadership overseeing the diocesan church schools team who provide ongoing support to all of our schools. They help to ensure that the Christian vision and values of the school are embedded in all aspects of school life.  Where a gold standard SLA is in place, a team of  diocesan schools consultants work with the church schools team bringing considerable experience of working in education in Church of Engalnd schools at headteacher level.

Team 

Peter Cantley

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
 Email Peter Cantley
 01604 887062
 07841 032578
 
Peter has a statutory responsibility for all diocesan educational matters, including creating new schools and academies, schools’ standards and educational strategy.  He co-ordinates headteacher appointments, liaises with LAs, RSCs and the DfE, and sits on various multi-academy trust boards.
Deputy Director of Education

Peter French

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
 
 Email Peter French
 01604 887039
 07368 565019
 
Peter leads on school governance, admissions & appeals and school land and building issues.

Jane Lewis

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
 
 Email Jane Lewis
 01604 887060
 
Jane manages the SIAMS process offering support and training and help schools develop their Christian distinctiveness.

Lesley Pollard 

RE and CW ADVISER 
 
 Email Lesley Pollard
 01604 887060
 
Lesley leads on training and developing resources for schools in relation to RE and CW.

Andrew Lakatos

SCHOOLS' EFFECTIVENESS ADVISER
   
Andrew works with schools on their improvement.

Mark Bedford 

SCHOOLS' FINANCE OFFICER 
 
 Email Mark Bedford
 01733 887021
 Mobile Number
 
Mark manages the DBE budget.

Alex Benoy 

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR 
 
 Email Alex Benoy
 01604 887060

Louise Ross 

ADMINISTRATOR  
 
 Email Louise Ross
 01604 887069

Julie Barke

CONSULTANT
 

Craig Charteris

CONSULTANT
 

Tracey Cunningham

CONSULTANT
 

Alistair Day

CONSULTANT

David Dyson

CONSULTANT
 

Sandy Ettridge

CONSULTANT
 

Pete Grindrod

CONSULTANT
 

Eliza Hollis

CONSULTANT
 

Rachael Hutchinson

CONSULTANT
 

Janet McMurdo

CONSULTANT
 

Richard Meekings

CONSULTANT
 

Heather Rattenbury

CONSULTANT
 

Annette Ray

CONSULTANT
 

Diane Wright

CONSULTANT
 

 

Further Information

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Supporting our Schools

  • Courses, Conferences and Consultancy Support
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Being a Church School

From Religious Educaiton and Collective Worship to SIAMS inspections and Foundation Governor appointments, we are here to support our schools and ensure they are well equipped to enable the children and young people in their care to thrive . Read More

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School Governance

Find out more about the role of Foundation Governors and the application process. Read More

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Admissions and Appeals

If your child has been refused a place at one or more of your preferred schools, you can appeal against the decision. Find out more about the process.

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Growing Faith Adventure

Growing Faith seeks to bring together the three spheres of church, school, and household. Read More