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Director of Education

Profile shot of the Director of EducationAlex Tear


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  • Alex is an experienced Diocesan Director of Education and leads the Education team based at Church House, Guildford.
  • He provides the strategic leadership for education within the diocese, working closely with the Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education and the Bishop’s Leadership Team.
  • Before taking up his post in Guildford, Alex was the Director of Education for Rochester Diocese for six years and Acting Chief Executive officer at a Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust.
  • Alex is an experienced system leader and former Local Leader of Education (LLE) in Surrey. 
  • He has 20 years’ experience in education as a teacher, governor, local authority adviser and primary headteacher of a Church of England school in Guildford Diocese.
  • Alex is a Trustee of The Laurel Trust and a former Chair of the Association of Anglican Directors of Education (AADE).
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