The Diocese of Chichester, which includes the Horsham district, has appointed a new director for education.
Dr Ann Holt OBE, who is currently lay canon of Bristol Cathedral and has an extensive background working in education, will take the role of supporting and leading the diocese’s church schools.
The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, said: “I am absolutely delighted by the appointment of Dr Ann Holt as Chichester’s new Diocesan director of education and look forward to welcoming her and her husband, Canon Douglas Holt, to life and work in Sussex. Ann is a nationally recognised leader in the field of education. She is experienced in the classroom, imaginative, inspirational and demanding of high standards as a team leader, and a persuasive advocate for the invaluable contribution that Christianity makes to the educational and social needs of children, young people and their families.