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
023 9289 9657 / firstname.lastname@example.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’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
02392 899680 / email@example.com
Julie provides all aspects of administrative support to the Director of Education, manages his diary and is clerk to the Board of Education and all sub-committees of the Board and the Diocesan Trust.
023 9289 9658 / firstname.lastname@example.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.
023 9289 9658 / email@example.com
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.
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)
023 9289 681 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy works part-time Monday – Wednesday.
02392 899651 / email@example.com
Sharon works part-time, Mondays-Thursdays (Term-Time only)
Schools Buildings Officer
Barbara Millett (part-time)
02392 899688 / firstname.lastname@example.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.
Barbara works Wednesday – Friday.
Schools Buildings Assistant
023 9289 9653 / email@example.com
02392 899682 / 07789 006018 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda 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. Amanda works with academies on school improvement priorities and in supporting academies’ local governing bodies on a range of important matters.
Academies Finance Officer
02392 899666 / 01962 737314 / email@example.com
Lynne 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. Lynne supports academies in strategic financial planning;in making capital & other bids.; and provides reports to the Trust Directors.
Board of Finance
In addition to the Education Team members employed by the Board of Finance there are consultants who provide support for:
- Religious Education – Judith Lowndes– HIAS (Hampshire Inspection & Advisory Services)
- Academy projects – Andy Martin – Acumen Associates
- Headteacher interviews – Cecelia Galloway (also a Schools Adjudicator)
Portsmouth Diocesan Office