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Who’s Who in the Schools Team

Canon David Morton
Director of Education

David is Director of Education. He has oversight of the work of the Schools Team, leading and directing its work in supporting church schools to be Christian communities that enable their pupils and staff to flourish. David works closely with strategic partners including schools, parishes and benefices, diocesan teams, local authorities, Church Schools East, the Church of England Education Office and Foundation for Education Leadership. He is currently the Diocese’s Growing Faith champion.

Tel: 01727 818170

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Lizzie JeanesLizzie Jeanes
Deputy Director

Lizzie is, jointly with Charlotte Johnson, Deputy Director of Education. She advises headteachers and governors on school effectiveness and SIAMS, and supports school leaders and governing bodies of all diocesan schools in Hertfordshire, liaising with Herts for Learning and Hertfordshire County Council.

Tel: 01727 818168

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Charlotte JohnsonCharlotte Johnson
Deputy Director

Charlotte is, jointly with Lizzie Jeanes, Deputy Director of Education. Charlotte advises headteachers and governors on school effectiveness and supports school leaders and governing bodies of diocesan schools in Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and the Buntingford Pyramid in Hertfordshire.

Charlotte is available on Mondays and Thursdays. If your request is urgent outside of Charlotte’s working hours, please contact David Morton.

Tel: 01727 818168
Ryan Parker
RE and Christian Ethos Adviser

Ryan promotes and supports the delivery of RE and Collective Worship and the development of the DBE’s vision for distinctive Christian ethos within diocesan schools. He leads on training in these areas.

Ryan also supports schools as they prepare for SIAMS inspection.

Tel: 07508 802198

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Governance Officer Belinda CopsonBelinda Copson
Governance Officer

Belinda has responsibility for governor development and training. She also advises schools on governance matters, including recruitment, appointments, and statutory regulations. She is link officer for certain schools in north and central Hertfordshire.

Tel: 07990 001071

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VBVicki Barrière
General Schools Administrator / Director's PA

As PA to the Director, Vicki is the first point of contact for members of the Schools Team and for general enquiries. She also facilitates the work of the Board of Education and deals with Governance administration matters.

Tel: 01727 818170

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Admissions Officer Maggie JarmanMaggie Jarman
Admissions Officer

Maggie advises governing bodies on admissions and appeals in VA schools and academies.

Tel: 07443 192459

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Ruth GarmanRuth Garman
School Buildings Officer

As School Buildings Officer, Ruth advises on matters relating to school buildings, land and trusts. She also manages the SCA capital funding programme, DFC enquiries and any land issues in relation to school reorganisation or academisation.

Ruth works closely with the Deputy Directors on the management of the Service Level Agreement as well as with the Schools Officer on the Training and Development offer.

Tel: 01727 818168

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Hannah PuddefootHannah Puddefoot
Schools Officer

Hannah, as Schools Officer, has particular responsibility for the organisation of the Team’s courses and events, and for social media and communications. She also works closely with the RE & Christian Ethos Adviser and other diocesan teams in the creation of RE and Collective Worship resources.

Tel: 01727 818171

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