Diocese of Chichester Education

Meet the Team

Diocesan Director of Education
Trevor Cristin

Church House, 211 New Church Road, Hove
BN3 4ED
Tel: 01273 425687

Assistant Director of Education (Business Development)
Lesley Hurst

Tel: 01273 425687

Assistant Director of Education (Teaching and Learning)
Ruth Cumming

Responsible for senior leadership appointments as well as supporting school leaders across the diocese to enable them to achieve best outcomes for children spiritually, morally, socially and culturally alongside strong academic expectations.
Tel: 01273 425687

Senior School Improvement Advisor
Mandy Watson

Responsible for school improvement, Christian distinctiveness, senior leadership appointments as well as supporting school leaders across the diocese. 


Tel: 01273 425687

Capital Assets Programme Manager
Sally Collins

Responsible for school buildings, land and capital funding allocations; Strategic planning of places and assisting church schools to maintain, develop and improve their school building assets.


Tel: 01273 425687

Capital Assets Project Officer
Heather Broadbent

Responsible for Capital Funding and related Capital Asset Projects.


Tel: 01273 425687

Governor Development Officer
Rose Wisdom

Responsible for developing, implementing and delivering a programme of development, recruitment, advice and support for new and existing church school governors.

Tel: 01273 425687

Executive Assistant and Governor Services Administrator
Michelle Perry

Administrative assistant to the Diocesan Director of Education and responsible for Governor Services administration.


Tel: 01273 425687

Training and Events Administrator
Yasmin Heasman

Responsible for the administration of Training and Events. (Term time only)


Tel: 01273 425687

Christian Distinctiveness and Communications Administrator
Vanessa Vollebregt

Responsible for administration of SIAMS, Leavers Celebrations and the Website. (Part time Monday to Wednesday)


Tel: 01273 425687