In the months since my appointment as Bishop of Gloucester I have found myself continually giving thanks for the privilege of leading this diocese with its variety of parishes, chaplaincies, fresh expressions and its 115 church schools serving diverse communities, urban and rural with areas of great affluence and significant deprivation.
This is an exciting time for us as we seek to discern where God is calling us as a diocese and we are about to embark on a vision setting process for the next stage of our ‘Journey Together’. Recognising that our schools play a deeply significant role in so many communities, I am certain that they must be an essential part of this and I am committed to deepening relationships across the diocese to bring together our teachers, clergy, lay leaders, congregations and diocesan staff to build on all the opportunities we have to ensure that our schools exist at the heart of our mission to share the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ so as to build the Kingdom of God and serve the common good.
The new Director of Education and CEO of the Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust will play a vital and pivotal role in this task ensuring that our vision for our schools is fully integrated into our wider diocesan vision. As a key member of my senior staff team you will share our passion for Jesus and the life that is to be found in Him and be committed, because of this, to working to ensure both the highest standards of teaching and learning across all our schools and to inspire our schools to be places where every child can flourish, academically, socially and spiritually to become the person God has created them to be.
The Right Revd Rachel Treweek,
The Bishop of Gloucester