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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. David is, in the absence of Charlotte Johnson, the lead link officer for all Bedfordshire Schools liaising with Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council and Luton Borough Council.

Tel: 01727 818170

Email David
Lizzie JeanesLizzie Jeanes
Deputy Director

Lizzie is, in the absence of Charlotte Johnson, the team’s sole Deputy Director of Education. She advises headteachers and governors on school effectiveness and SIAMS, and is lead link officer for all Hertfordshire schools, liaising with Herts for Learning and Hertfordshire County Council.

Tel: 01727 818168

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Charlotte JohnsonCharlotte Johnson
Deputy Director

Charlotte advises headteachers and governors on school effectiveness, and is link officer for certain schools in East Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

**Please note Charlotte is currently on leave of absence and will return to work in early 2021**

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 manages the SIAMS process and support to schools as they prepare for inspection.

Tel: 07508 802198

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Belinda CopsonBelinda Copson
Governance Officer

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

Tel: 01727 818175 / 07984 088180

Email Belinda
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

Email Vicki
Bob GarrardBob Garrard
Admissions Adviser

Bob advises governing bodies on admissions and appeals in VA schools and academies, and is link officer for certain schools in SW Hertfordshire.

Tel: 07895 176572

Email Bob
Ruth GarmanRuth Garman
School Buildings Officer
General Schools Administrator

As School Buildings Officer Ruth advises on matters relating to school buildings, land and trusts. She also manages the LCVAP capital funding programme, DFC enquiries and insurance for those schools within the Diocesan block policy.

Ruth oversees the courses run by the Schools Team and looks after the Resource Centre. She also administers the Service Level Agreement and is PA to the Deputy Directors of Education and the RE Adviser.

Tel: 01727 818168

Email Ruth
Hannah PuddefootHannah Puddefoot
Assistant Schools Officer

As Assistant Schools Officer, Hannah's is a developmental role which covers all the areas of the Schools Team's work, with particular responsibility for social media and communications, event organisation, SIAMS administration and support to the RE and Christian Ethos Adviser.

Tel: 01727 818171

Email Hannah

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