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

Tel: 07508 802198

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Belinda Copson pictureBelinda 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: 01727 818175 / 07984 088180

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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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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

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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 looks after the Resource Centre and works closely with the Assistant Schools Officer on the management of courses run by the Schools Team. She also administers the Service Level Agreement and is PA to the Deputy Directors of Education.

Tel: 01727 818168

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Hannah PuddefootHannah Puddefoot
Assistant Schools Officer

Hannah, as Assistant 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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