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.
For all media enquiries contact the Communications team.
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.
Georgia Sigala - Programmes and Networks Co-ordinator
Responsibilities: planning support, coordination and delivery of the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership programmes and networks, such as the CofEPQH, Diocesan Education Leaders Programme, MAT Leadership and the Peer Support Network among others. Operation of the Foundation’s Vision Resources ordering service.
Direct Line: 020 7898 1853
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
Peter Churchill - SIAMS Information
Responsibilities: registration of SIAMS inspectors including producing inspector ID badges; payment for inspections.
Direct Line: 020 7898 1518
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
Cheryl Payne - Finance Manager
Responsibilities: financial management of all the entities that make up the Church of England Education Office (The National Society, The Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership, Education Archbishops' Council and Church of England Educational Services Ltd); managing the business support team; and all recruitment HR matters.
Direct Line: 020 7898 1501
Catherine Morrison - Conference and Events Administrator
Responsibilities: organising all conferences, events and SIAMS training for the Education Office and the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership; administrative support to the Association of Anglican Directors of Education.
Direct Line: 020 7898 1364
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
Julia Eden - Executive and Finance Assistant
Responsibilities: administrative support to Mary Hawes, National Going for Growth (Children & Youth) Adviser; assisting the Church of England Youth Council; Finance assistant to the Finance Manager.
Direct Line: 020 7898 1512