Board of Education
Promoting Christian distinctiveness through excellent education in the Diocese of Rochester

Director of Education

Alex Tear

Alex is the Diocesan Director of Education and leads the Education Team working from the Diocesan Offices in Rochester.

Before joining the Diocesan Board of Education, he was a headteacher of a Church of England primary school in Surrey and also worked as a School's Adviser for Surrey LA's School Improvement Service.

Alex is currently Chair of the Anglican Association of Diocesan Directors of Education (AADE).

As Director of Education, he is responsible for:

  • Strategic direction and development of education policy in the Diocese
  • Representing the interests of the Church of England and its schools within the four Local Authorities Education Committees
  • Development of partnerships across the Diocese including Schools, Governance, Children and Youth Work, Local Authorities and Churches
  • Promoting education and the role of the church as a provider, through the development of existing and new church schools

Alex can be contacted by e-mail at or by telephone on 01634 560017