Education Team

Claire Meese
Diocesan Director of Education
01636 817235

  • Oversees and steers the work of the education team
  • Develops policy and strategy for promoting mission among children and young people and high quality education in church schools and academies
  • Secretary to the Diocesan Board of Education

Samantha Dennis
Deputy Director (Schools)
01636 817247

  • Supports the Director of Education in development of policy and strategy for promoting mission and high quality education in church schools and academies
  • Specific responsibility for school improvement, monitoring standards and performance
  • Developing and overseeing the services offered to schools

Chrissie Goodridge-Ormston
Assistant to the Director

01636 817235

  • Assists the Director in the detail of her work and ensures administrative systems are in place to maintain good communication with schools, parishes and other educational partners
  • Specific responsibility for schools’ admissions and appeals
  • Administrator to the Diocesan Board of Education

Jane Lewis
Schools’ Adviser (Part-time)
01636 817238
Mob: 07827 291 715

Anne Lumb
Schools’ Adviser (Part-time)
01636 817238
Mob: 07775 687 681

Provide front line support and resources for church schools and academies by

  • Developing Christian distinctiveness
  • Paying particular attention to RE and Collective worship
  • Ensuring statutory responsibilities related to church school inspections

Beryl Freer
Buildings Executive Officer
01636 817237

Supports Voluntary Aided schools with

  • All aspects of capital improvements
  • Managing LCVAP projects
  • Managing DFC budgets

Alison Jacobson
Admissions & Governance Officer
01636 817230

Specific responsibility for:

  • Schools’ admissions and appeals
  • Diocesan governor appointments across the church schools and academies in the Diocese

Allison Horne
Education Administrative Officer (Part-time)
01636 817236

  • Provides administrative support for the Diocesan Schools’ Advisers
  • Administers training courses
  • Manages school performance data