Education Contacts

Children and Young People

You can find out about the Church's work with children and young people in parish and diocesan settings on the Children and Young People pages. Contact the National Children and Youth Adviser using this contact form


Contact your local school or find an inspection report through A Church Near You.

Specific school queries should be directed either to the school concerned or to the relevant Diocesan Board of Education (see map below).

Click to access an accessible list of each map item as text

School history enquiries

For enquiries relating to the history of Church of England schools, please contact the Church of England Record Centre or search the National Society's archive catalogue online.

The Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership

For any enquiries about the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership, including enquiries about their leadership programmes, please visit their dedicated website.

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries contact the Communications team.

Handling complaints

If you are dissatisfied with the service offered by the NCIs please follow the complaints handling policy and procedure for the NCIs and read the associated privacy notice.

Education Office

The Church of England Education Office works in partnership with the dioceses to support education in a variety of settings:

  • Support diocesan advisers, parishes and individuals in their work with children and young people in parish, diocesan and community settings.
  • Support the Church of England Youth Council.
  • Working in partnership with the dioceses to support the 4,644 Church of England schools, and the 200 Church schools in Wales. 
  • Negotiate with Government and other national agencies to maintain and develop the contribution of Church schools to public education in England and Wales.
  • Support and advise diocesan education teams on technical issues, curriculum and religious education, collective worship and school character.
  • Develop, manage and quality assure the denominational inspection process (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools).
  • Promote chaplaincy in educational settings.
  • Develop strategy and policy in Further and Higher Education.

Chief Education Officer

Nigel Genders - Chief Education Officer

Chief Officer for the National Society and leads the work of the Church of England Education Office which serves the Church's ministry with children and young people in churches, schools, colleges and universities.

Executive Assistant: 

T: 0207 8981219

E: [email protected]

Leadership Development

Andy Wolfe - Executive Director of Education

Responsibilities: overseeing the development of leadership programmes and networks across the Education Office and the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership.

Executive Assistant: 

T: 0207 8981219

E: [email protected]


Andy Spens- Head of Professional Learning

E: [email protected]


Emily Norman - Head of Curriculum and Inclusion

E: [email protected]



Margaret James- Head of SIAMS

E: [email protected]


Growing Faith Foundation

Lucy Moore- Head of Growing Faith Foundation

E: [email protected]


Education Policy

Garry Neave - National FE and HE Policy Adviser

E: [email protected]

Robyn Ford- Estates and Policy Officer

E: [email protected]


Operations & Finance

Rachel Rigby - Operations Manager

E: [email protected]


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