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Who's Who

Meet our team

Carolyn Lewis, Diocesan Director of Education

Tracey Manns, Deputy Director of Education

Senior Business and Operations Manager and Appeals Clerk (position vacancy)

Lindsey Bowe, Executive Assistant to the DDE

Jonathan Warren, Associate Buildings Officer

Fiona Moss, Associate RE Adviser

Cathy Slow – Admissions Adviser

Carolyn Lewis, Diocesan Director of Education​

No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere, I see Heaven’s glories shine, And Faith shines equal arming me from Fear – Emily Bronte

In her role, Carolyn:

  • Communicates and supports the Diocese’s vision for children and young people through a range of partnerships
  • Supports Church Schools to stand confidently at the heart of the church’s mission to children and families across Leicester and Leicestershire
  • Challenges and supports church schools to recruit high quality leaders and deliver highly effective provision for the children and young people they serve
  • Acts as a strategic partner and provider with Local Authorities, Teaching School Alliances, the Regional Schools Commissioner, the Department for Education and the Church of England Education Office
  • Develops closer working relationships between the DBE and other Diocesan Boards, committees and agencies
  • Advises the Bishop on educational matters from General Synod, the Church of England Education Office, Department for Education and Local Authorities
  • Deals with all issues regarding academies, including initial advice for governing bodies
  • Works with Regional Schools Commissioner regarding conversion to academy status and conversion through the sponsored route
  • Represents the DBE as a member for all Academy trusts

carolyn.lewis@leicesterdbe.org

Tracey Manns, Diocesan Deputy Director of Education 

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it  – Charles R. Swindoll

In her role, Tracey:

  • Works with the director in delivering a consistent diocesan message, taking forward our key diocesan objectives and ensuring that headteachers, governors and clergy have a voice into the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE).
  • Maintains high visibility and regular contact between all schools and academies in the diocese to build relationships and partnership working.
  • Leads the promotion and development of holistic church schools effectiveness including leadership, teaching quality,  standards, RE, collective worship, and the ethos and distinctiveness of church schools.
  • Provides caring, pastoral and profssional support for those working in the church school family and other schools when appropriate. 
  • Supports and represents the director as required with a range of stakeholders. 

tracey.manns@leicesterdbe.org 

Lindsey Bowe, Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Director of Education

Nothing can come of nothing – King Lear

lindsey.bowe@leicesterdbe.org

 

YMD Boon, Associates for Leicester DBE. 

Key Contact: Jonathan Warren

  • Undertake the role of Diocesan Surveyors to the DBE for Church School Buildings
  •  Advise schools on land and buildings matters on behalf of the DBE
  •  Represent the DDE with a range of stakeholders concerned with maintaining and improving Church school buildings
  •  Develop and sustain a cohesive building improvement strategy in liaison with the DDE
  •  Provide training and briefings for Church schools as needs are identified
  •  Liaise with LAs on behalf of the DBE and in support of the DDE

jwarren@ymdboon.co.uk

Latest Events.

Governor Support

There are several ways the DBE supports governors in our schools; 2 Part Training Programmes; Monthly Huddles for Chairs and online sharing events

RE

There is a full programme of RE support. If you're new to the subject lead role or an experienced hand there is something for you.

Collective Worship.

We are keen to here from you about how you are structuring your Collective Worship and want you to share your ideas with other schools.

Latest headlines

DBE Vacancy

Leicester Diocesan Board of Education has a very exciting senior role available within its forward looking team!  We are looking for a Senior Business & Operations Manager who can lead

Vacancies

We have been advised of the following vacancies: Burbage CE Infant and Juniors – Executive Headteacher Sharnford CE Primary – Academic Mentor Sharnford CE Primary – Clerical Assistant