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Our Advisers

Experience shared

Our diocesan team have a wealth of experience that covers 3-19 year olds. Below are short profiles to tell you a little about them.

Joanna Austin

Diocesan Improvement Adviser

 
Joanna is a National Leader of Education and has been a very successful headteacher. She has developed successful training for teaching assistants and support staff.
Huw Bishop

Diocesan Improvement Adviser & Christian Distinctiveness Adviser

 
Huw has extensive experience of leadership, having been principal and executive principal of three successful Church of England secondary schools. Huw is Assistant to the Diocesan Director of Education, a SIAMS and Ofsted inspector.
Sue Blackmore

Christian Distinctiveness Adviser

 
Sue has been successfully supporting schools within the diocese for 10 years. She is an accredited Godly Play leader. She taught in a variety of primary schools and completed a Farmington Fellowship focused upon EYFS RE. She has SIAMS inspector experience.
 
Kerin Jones

Diocesan Improvement Adviser

 
Kerin is an experienced professional with 20 years’ experience as a headteacher. He is currently an independent education consultant advising on school improvement.
Rosemary Myers

Diocesan Improvement Adviser

 
Rosemary is an additional inspector for Ofsted and has taught in both primary and secondary schools. During her 10 years as a local authority adviser she was the 14-19 lead, English consultant and senior adviser for school improvement.
Pete Singer

Diocesan Improvement Adviser

 
Pete has 17 years successful experience as Headteacher in Middle and Primary schools. He has worked in all phases of education including Special and has OFSTED and school support experience.
Sue Wedgwood

Diocesan Improvement Adviser

 
Sue is Head of School Performance for Lichfield Diocese. Her successful career has included three headships, senior LA adviser, Assistant Managing Director for Walsall Children's Services, Serco and Director of School Improvement for Academy Transformation Trust.
Rosemary Woodward

Christian Distinctiveness Adviser

 
Rosemary is a SIAMS inspector and leads the LDBE - Kenya Church School partnership initiative. She has an MA in RE and an extensive teaching background. Rosemary joined the team in 2008.

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