Winchester

Joint Education Team


The Education team exercises the functions of the Diocese as a statutory partner in the state maintained education sector in England.

The work is overseen by a Diocesan Board of Education which serves both the Portsmouth and the Winchester Dioceses. It is the first such agreement between two dioceses in the Church of England.

Director of Education

Jeff Williams

02392 899657

 jeff.williams@portsmouth.anglican.org

Jeff leads the Education team and oversees all of its work with schools, academies and Further & Higher education. He works alongside and advises the Bishop of Winchester and the Bishop of Portsmouth, and the Diocesan Board of Education in the formation of strategy and all aspects of education policy. Jeff represents the Diocese at regional and national level in any aspect of education. He represents the Diocese at our Anglican Foundation University in Winchester on its Foundation Committee and is a Trustee at the University’s Multi Academies trust.

Deputy Director of Education

Rob Sanders

02392 899658 

rob.sanders@winchester.anglican.org

Rob’s key responsibilities include deputising for and representing the Director at a regional and local level, and managing the day to day organisation and related work of the office-based Education Team. He supports the Director in monitoring and ensuring efficiency across the team’s work and with advising on diocesan vision and strategy for education. Rob takes an active role in supporting and promoting a distinctively Christian, community focused vision for education that serves The Common Good.

Executive PA to the Director

Sam Powell

02392 899680

sam.powell@portsmouth.anglican.org

Sam provides all aspects of administrative support to the Director of Education and supports the work of the Education Team. Sam works part-time Monday to Friday, 9:15am to 1:30pm

Schools Advisers

Sue Bowen

02392 899658

sue.bowen@winchester.anglican.org

Sue leads on support for schools and parishes on the development of Church school distinctiveness and values, collective worship, spirituality, RE, SIAMS and school standards. The Schools Advisers offer training for Governors on headteacher appointments and support schools in the process, and support schools on general pastoral issues.

Schools Advisers

Richard Wharton

02392 899658

richard.wharton@winchester.anglican.org

Education – Diocese of Portsmouth

Richard leads on support for schools and parishes on the development of Church school distinctiveness and values, collective worship, spirituality, RE, SIAMS and school standards. The Schools Advisers offer training for Governors on headteacher appointments and support schools in the process, and supports schools on general pastoral issues.

The DDE, ADDE and two Schools Advisers support Church Schools in the interviewing and appointment process for headteachers and deputy headteachers.

RE Consultant and SIAMS Coordinator

Jane Kelly

T: 023 9289 9679
E: jane.kelly@portsmouth.anglican.org

Jane takes the lead on all aspects of Religious Education (RE) and the Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools (SIAMS), providing personal and professional support and challenge to schools and academies (particularly senior leaders and governors).

Governance Coordinator

Sharon Taylor

02392 899651

sharon.taylor@portsmouth.anglican.org

Sharon works part-time, Tuesdays -Thursdays (Term-Time only)

Schools Buildings


The school buildings officers support Voluntary Aided schools in relation to building issues and government-funded building projects. The School Buildings officers are also central to advising on the building of new Church Schools.

Schools Buildings Officer

Tracy Dawkins (part-time)

02392 899681

schoolbuildings@winchester.anglican.org

Tracy works part-time Monday – Wednesday.

Schools Buildings Officer

Barbara Millett

02392 899688

schoolbuildings@winchester.anglican.org

Barbara supports Voluntary Aided schools in relation to building issues and government-funded building projects. The School Buildings officers are also central to advising on the building of new Church Schools.

Schools Buildings Assistant

Karen Stubington

02392 8996653

karen.stubington@portsmouth.anglican.org

Karen provides support to the Schools Buildings Officers. Karen works part-time, Monday to Wednesday.

Academies


Interim Chief Executive Officer P&WDAT

Fiona Perkins

02392 899682 / 07789 006018 / fiona.perkins@portsmouth.anglican.org

Fiona coordinates all strategic aspects of the dioceses’ work with academies, ensuring that relevant documentation and policies are implemented on behalf of the Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust Board. Fiona works with academies on school improvement priorities and in supporting academies’ local governing bodies on a range of important matters.

Academies Finance Officer

Martin Race

02392 899666 / 01962 737314 / martin.race@portsmouth.anglican.org

Martin coordinates all central financial aspects for the Trust’s academies. This includes overseeing a programme of external audit and completion of statutory accounts; year-end files are collated & submitted to auditors; submitting returns to the numerous statutory bodies. Martin supports academies in strategic financial planning;in making capital & other bids.; and provides reports to the Trust Directors.

Academies Finance Assistant

Neil Carroll

02392 899689 / neil.carroll@portsmouth.anglican.org

Neil supports the Academies Finance Manager with the central financial aspects of the PWDAT's work with academies. This includes closure of month-end accounts and supporting production of Management accounts, collation of VAT returns, assisting with annual budget process and submitting returns to DfE, undertaking supplier payments, maintaining accounting records, including payroll journals, submissions to TPS, and supporting academies staff on finance-related matters.

Education Department


Portsmouth Diocesan Office
1st Floor
Peninsular House
Wharf Road
Portsmouth
PO2 8HB