Diocese of Gloucester Education Team
Jane Borgeaud – Director of Education
Linked to our core principles, we actively offer a wide range of services to support and guide across our family of schools. One of these is to work collaboratively with Jumping Fish to create high quality and creative resources to support the religious education, collective worship and spiritual development of our children and young people throughout the Diocese of Gloucester and across the country.
With high aspiration for excellence, we are passionate for all within our family of schools to experience God’s love in a culture of care, dignity and hope.
We are proud of how our schools have embraced these resources, including working together with others, within their own context to enable all to flourish. We would love to hear your good news stories about the impact of these resources for your school communities on Twitter @JumpingFish10 @Glosdiocschools
If you would like to find out more about how the Diocese Education Team support schools within Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, please visit the website https://www.gloucester.anglican.org/schools/
Debbie Helme – Principal Advisor for Religious Education & Schools Christian Character
Coming from a secondary school RE teaching background, Debbie worked in research and writing for the Association of Christian Teachers. When marrying a clergymen resulted in having to change location, Debbie retrained as a primary school teacher and continued to write and research freelance. Following time teaching in local Church of England schools, Debbie began working for the Diocese of Gloucester in 2014 where she discovered the joy of being able to combine all her interests in supporting schools with RE and Christian Character and continuing to write for Jumping Fish.
The Revd Joanne Wetherall – Growing Faith & Spirituality Officer
Before ordination and spending six years as a Parish Priest, Jo was a volunteer Sunday and Youth Group leader.With a background as an Early Years Practitioner across a variety of settings her current role of Growing Faith and Spirituality Officer brings all her knowledge and experience together, she has a passion for enabling adults to understand Children’s innate Spirituality and how it can be fostered to develop a relationship with God in Christ. It is a real joy for Jo to work creatively with the team Jumping Fish to provide creative resources which enable; connections between schools churches and households, provide meaningful spiritual experiences and imaginative ways for all ages to think about and connect with God.
Sarah Major – Jumping Fish Ltd Administrator
Sarah graduated from University of Chichester in 2009 with BA Hons Music and has since gone on to study awards in Autism and Asperger Syndrome at Postgraduate level. Sarah has worked within the Education sector for all her working career and joined the Jumping Fish Team at Diocese of Gloucester in 2019. Since starting her role, she has achieved qualifications in Marketing and Public Relations and Editing. She is responsible for all administration tasks within the Jumping Fish workstream. Sarah enjoys using her creative flair within this role and feels particularly honoured to be part of a team which invests in young people and their education and faith journeys.