Framlingham College welcomes Bishop Mike and a host of Local School Governors and Heads to the College for a working dinner: “School Governance and Spiritual Leadership”. It promises to be an informative and encouraging evening. Read more about the speakers below:

Georgina Noakes

Georgina grew up in the Yorkshire Dales, which gave her a love of dry stone walls and the spaces between them. She took her first degree in contemporary dance and theatre in London and then spent 7 years in South Africa, helping to set up non-racial educational arts projects with an emphasis on developing young leaders for the post-apartheid era. After her return from South Africa, Georgina spent a further 7 years in PR & marketing in the corporate arena, ending up in the City of London at international law firm, Ince & Co. In 1997 Georgina created Brightside Coaching Leadership and Development to work with CEO’s and their teams. Brightside coaching and facilitation offers its clients strong support and incisive challenge, especially during times of transition or turbulence. Georgina has published widely in academia and even poetry. She is married to Richard and in December 2015 they happily, joyfully followed their gravitational pull to live beneath the wide open skies of Suffolk.

Jane Sheat

Jane is Diocesan Director of Education in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and also CEO of the Diocesan MAT. After studying Modern Languages at university, Jane moved to Suffolk where she became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She worked in HR in local government for more than 20 years, mostly with schools as Senior HR Manager (Schools). Jane joined the Diocese in 2010 and established the Diocesan MAT in 2015, becoming its CEO. Jane works closely with other DDEs nationally and regionally and with the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership. Jane is also Chair of Governors at Northgate High School in Ipswich. Jane loves supporting schools to be even more effective in providing high quality education within a Christian ethos.

Bishop Mike Harrison

The Rt Revd Dr Mike Harrison is the Bishop of Dunwich. After studying mathematics at university, Mike worked as a management consultant in London. Mike served his curacy in the inner city London parish of St Anne & All Saints, South Lambeth. During his curacy Mike also studied for a PhD in Christian doctrine at Kings’ College, London. He then served as Chaplain to the University of Bradford and Bradford & Ilkley Community College. From 1998 until 2006 Mike was vicar of Holy Trinity, Eltham, in suburban South London, seeing particular growth among children and families. From 2006 until his installation as Bishop of Dunwich in February 2016, Mike was Director of Mission and Ministry in Leicester Diocese. There he developed a wide variety of training, development and leadership courses. Mike has a particular interest in the impact of leadership on organisations and their culture.

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