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The main focus of the Diocesan Education Team’s work is to provide advice and support to the 131 Church of England schools in the Diocese. We offer training and development opportunities for Headteachers, Staff, Governors and Mission Communities; as well as support and guidance on succession planning; changes in school status including federations, and governance.

How to Contact Us

Diocesan Director of Education
Alyson Sheldrake

Diocesan Education Officers
Penny Burnside
Richard Maudsley
Tatiana Wilson

School Admissions and Governance Adviser
Christina Mabin

Telephone Advice
Telephone advice is available during normal office hours (9.00 – 5.00 Monday ‐ Friday) 01392 294950

Cathedral Service 2011

Follow this link to view the slide show of this year’s cathedral service.

Godly Play Study Day for Schools

Follow this link for a training day on Godly Play.

Children’s Spirituality Day

Follow this link for information on a training day for children’s spirituality.

Headteacher R.E. Conference 2011

Follow this link for details regarding R.E. Conference 2011.

Drake’s CofE Primary School

Follow this link for info on a school’s improvement in league tables

Bible Resources for Schools

Resources for schools to use as part of the 400th year celebrations of the King James Bible

Church School Admissions and Buildings Training Day

Follow this link for information and booking details for admissions and buildings training for VA/Foundation schools.

Diocesan Schools’ Newsletter January 2011

Happy New Year to all of our Church Schools! We hope the White Christmas brought an extra cheer to everyone and that the New Year has got off to a good start. We would like to welcome several new headteachers to our community of Church schools: Neil Swait at Kenn CofE Primary Tricia Palk at [...]


Follow this link for answers to frequently asked questions from clerks to governors.

Lent 2011

Click to find out more about resources for Lent 2011 from Water Aid