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

The Church of England Youth Council (CEYC)
You can find out about CEYC on their website

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.

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.


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.

Nigel Genders - Chief Education Officer
Responsibilities: the development of the Church's policy on lifelong, statutory and voluntary education, and promoting the highest quality of educational practice throughout the Church.
Direct Line: 020 7898 1500

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.
Direct Line: 020 7898 1552

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. 
Direct Line: 020 7898 1535

Emily Norman - Head of Networks 
Responsibilities:  overseeing all the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership peer support networks. 
Direct Line: 020 7898 1521

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

Rowan Ferguson - Deputy Chief Education Officer (School Policy) 
Responsibilities: overseeing the development of school policy; lead contact with the Department for Education and with other national organisations on all matters to do with Church of England school policy.
Direct Line: 020 7898 1789

Rachel Neaum - Public Affairs and Policy Officer
Responsibilities: providing information, analysis and briefings on the Church of England's education policy and school data. 
Direct Line: 020 7898 1505

Derek Holloway - School Character and SIAMS Development Manager
Responsibilities: developing school character; management and development of SIAMS; religious education and collective worship.
Direct Line: 020 7898 1490

Laura Hendry - Operations Support Officer (SIAMS)
Responsibilities: SIAMS administration. 
Direct Line: 020 7898 1364

Jemma Adams - Programmes and Projects Officer 
Responsibilities: Schools Team projects and publications; programme evaluation for the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership. 
Direct Line: 020 7898 1491

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.
Direct Line: 020 7898 1517

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.
Direct Line: 020 7898 1504

Murray Wilkinson - Growing Faith Enabler
Direct Line: 020 7898 1742

Isha Danso - Deputy Chief Education Officer (Operations)
Direct Line: 020 7898 1207

Grace Loughran - Executive Assistant 
Responsibilities: administrative support to Nigel Genders, Isha Danso and Rowan Ferguson. 
Direct Line: 020 7898 1736

Julia Eden - Executive and Finance Assistant
Responsibilities: administrative support to Derek Holloway and Garry Neave; finance. 
Direct Line: 020 7898 1512

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