Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

The Diocese of York Education Trust


Andrew is the Diocesan Director of Education (DDE) for York Diocese. He is a qualified teacher with over twenty years in primary education working in York and North Yorkshire.  He held the post of Headteacher at Cawood CE VA Primary School, in North Yorkshire / York Diocese for over 10 years prior to taking up the post of DDE in September 2016, securing good and outstanding judgements in both Ofsted and SIAMS inspections.

Andrew has also worked successfully in a number of collaborative partnerships, including within Teaching School Alliances and with schools overseas, particularly focusing on developing effective school leadership and shared curriculum development. He currently represents the Diocese of York Educational Trust (DYET) as a corporate member on Multi Academy Trusts and is a director of DBE Services, a consortia of several Church of England dioceses in the north of England.

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