Vanessa Parffrey's Pages

Dr.Vanessa Parffrey is senior lecturer in Continuing Professional Development at  the College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK. She is a chartered educational psychologist and a past member of the General Synod and Board of Education of the Church of England. She is currently on the Local Education Committee and the Diocesan Board of Education and is moderator of the Adult training programme in the Diocese of Devon. She is interested in both the theoretical and practical overlap of theology and education and has published widely on behaviour, inclusion and spirituality. She teaches on the UK’s professional training programme for headteachers and is a founder member of the South West Educational Leadership Centre affiliated to the Harvard Principal Centre.  She is in demand as a key note speaker at professional conferences and in the media on issues of spirituality, morality, inclusion, values and leadership. Her latest article ‘Spirited Leadership’ attempts a synthesis of these ideas by exploring how a Headteacher might create a climate that promotes an inclusive school rooted in community values.

Vanessa welcomes comment and discussion so please email her
 (School) Leadership and Spirituality

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