Diocese of Carlisle

Schools and Education

The following staff are based at the Diocesan Offices at the following address: Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith Cumbria, CA11 7XR.

Diocesan Director of Education

Charlotte Tudway
Charlotte leads the Education Office Team in implementing the Board of Education’s Vision and strategy to support the flourishing of pupils and staff members across the Diocese. She represents the Diocesan Board of Education locally and nationally and supports the Board in meetings its statutory duties. Charlotte also brings expertise and insight through her active role as a SIAMS Inspector and her position on the national SIAMS Advisory Board as well as a number of other regional and national appointments.

T: 07917 993659
E: director.education@carlislediocese.org.uk

Diocesan Deputy Director of Education

Laura Watson
Laura leads the operational work of our team of School Advisers. She is also the Education Office Lead for RE, supporting and promoting the delivery of excellent RE provision. As our team representative on SACRE, Laura ensures that the teaching of RE in our VC schools is compliant with the expectations of the locally agreed syllabus. She leads on the promotion of high-quality collective worship. In addition, Laura is the Diocesan SIAMS Lead and Growing Faith Champion. She also shares the responsibility for leading on Racial Justice and Diversity with Ruth.

T: 07778 361851
E: laura.watson@carlislediocese.org.uk

Schools Buildings and Finance Officer

Dorothy Macleod
Dorothy advises on and is the first point of contact for any Voluntary Aided school considering a capital building project. She liaises with School Consultants in relation to projects and manages the funding of all capital projects in voluntary aided schools across the Diocese.

T: 07920 846675
E: dorothy.macleod@carlislediocese.org.uk

Governance and Admissions Officer

Lisa Pettifer
Lisa leads on support for school governors. She manages the appointment and induction process for Foundation and Ex Officio Governors in Church schools across the Diocese. Lisa delivers a rich training programme for governors. She is the first point of contact for all governance queries. Lisa advises on Admissions arrangements at Voluntary Aided and Foundation Schools and Stand-Alone Academies.

T: 07774 655025
E: Lisa.Pettifer@carlislediocese.org.uk

Senior Schools Adviser

Ruth Houston
Ruth’s specialisms include Spiritual Development for staff and pupils (including how to plan for this across the curriculum); and supporting the wellbeing of school leaders. Ruth leads our Support Networks for School Leaders and Governors. She is the Christian Leadership Programme Tutor for Carlisle Diocese and is responsible for Headteacher induction. We benefit from Ruth’s expertise as a member of the national SIAMS Quality Assurance Team. She also shares the responsibility for leading on Racial Justice and Diversity with Laura.

T: 07423 001 578
E: ruth.houston@carlislediocese.org.uk

Education Office Administrator

Anna Lea
Anna is the first point of contact for school staff, governors and clerks’ general enquires. She facilitates the work of the Board of Education, the Education Office Team and Director of Education. In particular, Anna manages our Events Schedule, bookings and queries related to our events and training sessions.

T: 07990 061414
E: Anna.Lea@carlislediocese.org.uk

If you have a general enquiry and are unsure who to contact, you can email us at:

E: education@carlislediocese.org.uk