Current BAET Directors



Current Chair of the Board.

Andrew Smith


Headteacher at Mary Webb, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury who are Ofsted Graded Good
Andrew is an experienced Headteacher and is Chair of the Shropshire Shrewsbury Partnership for Education and Training.


One of the essay experts in background business and finance. She worked as a professional writer for more than 5 years and managed to achieve career growth.  CEO of several multi-million-pound businesses, including logistics and building services.


Retired – Pro-Vice chancellor of Kingston University, responsible for performance management and assurance work.

Currently Chair of the  Hereford 6th form College and a priest.




Judith has a wide and varied career in many different areas of education.  She started her career in Herefordshire teaching in secondary schools, with a particular focus on pupils with special educational needs.  Moving to Oxfordshire in the mid 1990’s, Judith developed her skill set to include advisory work for the Local Authority on behaviour and inclusion, both categories, which in turn led on to her becoming a successful primary headteacher in Oxfordshire, including executive Headships and Advisory work.

She returned to Herefordshire as a Local Authority School Improvement Advisor and worked with several schools across the county with a focus on improving teaching and learning, NQT’s and Assessment. She is an accredited OFSTED inspector and is passionate about supporting schools in order to gain the best possible outcome for all pupils.


Current Members of the BAET

Philip Sell

Director Of Education

Diocesan Director of Education since September 2010. Formerly a primary school Headteacher. In all head of 5 schools, ranging from 38 to 450 children. In 1997 was head of St Mary’s Saffron Walden, and also Executive Head of Newport County Primary school. Studies for MEd at Cambridge University (In applied research methodology). Set up an initial teacher training project with Roehampton University to students of teaching practice in Cornwall. A former Cry/District Counsellor. A member of Exeter University Court. Trustee to various charities, research and award making bodies.

John Clark


Current Chair of the Board.

Susan Lewis

Former Secondary Teacher/DHT Acting HT. Member of the Diocesan Board of Finance Executive Committee.  Chairman of Local Parish Council.

Anthony Evans

Former NCSL Consultant Headteacher (Secondary), consultant of BSF in Bradford, Leeds and Newcastle. Consultant /Interim HT at LLanederyn High School, Cardiff, SCHOOL Improvement Officer in Abu Dhabi Education Council, Senior Consultant to Ormiston Education group, Interim Headships in Harlow, Peterborough and Birmingham.