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SE1 school governor to be Southwark Diocesan Education chief

Barbara Lane has been appointed as the Director of Education for Southwark Diocese. She will succeed Linda Borthwick who is retiring.

Barbara Lane, currently Project Director for Partnerships for Church of England Schools, is Chair of Southwark Cathedral's Millennium Trust and a governor of the Cathedral School.

Barbara Lane says: "I am delighted to be appointed Director of Education for the Diocese of Southwark and for the opportunity to build on the excellent work of Linda Borthwick and the Board of Education team. It is an exciting time in education with new opportunities and partnerships and I look forward to leading this important work."

Bishop of Southwark Tom Butler commented: "Barbara Lane has a proven track record in educational management, and knows Southwark Diocese well. She will bring many skills and much experience to this important post and I am delighted by her appointment'.

Barbara Lane will begin her work at the Board of Education in Union Street next September.

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