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Diocesan Schools Consultants

Diocesan Schools Consultants (DSCs) are provided to support the link between the Board of Education and the church schools in the diocese.  They bring experience of working in education at headteacher level with a clear understanding of the implications of running a Church of England school.

They advise

  • on the latest government initiatives
  • on the Denominational Inspection Framework (SIAMS)
  • on current OfSTED inspection arrangements
  • on current development issues being addressed by the Board of Education 

 

They also

  • offer support to headteachers to consider succession planning for staff and governors
  • undertake self-evaluation through the denominational inspection framework
  • develop provision for Religious Education and Collective Worship
  • strengthen links between school and parish/diocese
  • facilitate inter-church school collaborations
  • promote the welfare of the pupils and the wellbeing of the staff

 

They make 3 scheduled meetings to schools each year, normally termly.

 

Annette Ray

 

Annette, BEd, has a Diploma in Education Management from the University of Leicester and also has a National Professional Qualification for Headteachers.  She was also a SIAMS Inspector and Headteacher of Ashton and Ringstead CofE Primary schools.  More recently she was an Associate Tutor at Northampton University.

She can be contacted on annette.ray@peterborough-diocese.org.uk


Chris Newton

 

Chris has a BEd from Northampton University.   She was also a visiting tutor there supporting students studying Foundation Degree Early Years.  She was Headteacher at Cosgrove Village and Kingsley Primary Schools.

She can be contacted on chris.newton@peterborough-diocese.org.uk


 Janet McMurdo

 

Janet has a BEd from Manchester University and an MaEd from Southampton University.  She is a SIAMS Inspector and currently Headteacher of Oundle CofE Primary School.

She can be contacted on janet.mcmurdo@peterborough-diocese.org.uk


Janet Northing

 

Janet has a BEd from Cheltenham & Gloucester, an MA in Religious Education from Kings College London and an Education Diploma from Canterbury Christ Church University.  She was Headteacher at Kislingbury CofE Primary School.

She can be contacted on janet.northing@peterborough-diocese.org.uk


Julie Barke

 

Julie has a BEd and National Professional Qualification of Headteacher.  She was Headteacher of Walgrave Primary School and St James CofE Primary School Northampton.

She can be contacted on julie.barke@peterborough-diocese.org.uk


Martin Adamson

 

Martin has a BA Hons in Theology and National Professional Qualification of Headteacher.  He is a lay preacher at St Botolph's in Barton Seagrave.  He chaired the Kettering Headteachers Group and was a member of the High Needs Funding Panel for Northants.  He is currently Headteacher of Geddington CofE Primary School.

He can be contacted on martin.adamson@peterborough-diocese.org.uk


Pete Grindrod

 

Peter has a Teachers Certificate and Advance Diploma in Educational Management.  He has been Headteacher of Peakirk cum Glinton CofE Primary School, Beanfield Junior School in Corby and Higham Ferrers Junior School.

He can be contacted on peter.grindrod@peterborough-diocese.org.uk