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).

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.

Leadership Development

Andy Wolfe - Deputy Chief Education Officer (Leadership Development)

Responsibilities: overseeing the development of leadership programmes and networks across the Education Office and the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership.
Executive Assistant: 020 7898 1545

Emma Trenier - Head of Programmes

Responsibilities: overseeing all the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership programmes, including the CofEPQH, the Diocesan Education Leaders Programme and MAT Leadership.
Executive Assistant: 020 7898 1545

Emily Norman - Head of Networks 

Responsibilities:  overseeing all the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership peer support networks. 

Education Policy

Derek Holloway - School Character and SIAMS Development Manager

Responsibilities: developing school character; management and development of SIAMS; religious education and collective worship.
Executive Assistant: 020 7898 1512

Garry Neave - National FE and HE Policy Adviser

Responsibilities: lead for Higher and Further Education policy issues, liaison with regulators and related agencies and charities; growing and sustaining networks of colleges, universities, chaplaincies and chaplains; student wellbeing and mental health; Prevent.
Executive Assistant: 020 7898 1512

Mary Hawes - National Going for Growth (Children and Youth) Adviser

Responsibilities: ministry with and among children & young people in church and parish settings; resourcing and advising the Church at National and Diocesan level in its ministry with children and young people.
Executive Assistant: 020 7898 1545

Operations & Finance

Grace Loughran - Interim Operations Manager

Responsibilities: leads on the department's operational processes and implementation of systems 
Direct Line: 020 7898 1736

Julia Eden - Executive and Finance Administrator

Responsibilities: Administrative support to Derek Holloway and Garry Neave; finance. 
Direct Line: 020 7898 1512

Jo Palmer - Executive Assistant and Operations Support Officer

Responsibilities: Administrative support to Andy Wolfe, Emma Trenier and Mary Hawes, operations support for networks and programmes. 
Direct Line: 020 7898 1545

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