About us

We are a body of people passionate about Chaplaincy in Education being the best it can be.

As a charity we seek to serve Chaplains through training, support, resources and strategic advocacy for Chaplaincy in Education.

As a community we strive to encourage, support and equip Chaplains in schools and colleges in their ministry.

We are a gift to the Church and to schools in working with you.

We work in partnership with other organisations and denominations in the field of Chaplaincy in schools and colleges.

We encourage local and regional networks to develop as hubs for fellowship and formation;

We identify and promote ways in which schools/colleges and/or local churches can evolve appropriate models of chaplaincy;

We offer support and advice on how to establish chaplaincy in schools/colleges;

We advocate for school and college based chaplaincy;

We share resources and information about chaplaincy in schools and colleges;

We organise and facilitate training opportunities for Chaplains in schools and colleges.

Lead Development Officer

Maggie Everett

After teaching for 3 years in Suffolk Maggie joined British Youth for Christ as a one year volunteer. Joining the staff and supporting and training other volunteers, Maggie subsequently became National Training Officer before being appointed to the national leadership team. As Director of Personnel and Training a she developed national induction and training programmes for staff. Maggie then undertook the role of Area Director supporting and working with local YFC centres. Maggie moved back into teaching in 1997 and has held the role of Head of RE and Ethos for the past 16 years at a multi faith, inner city Church of England school. An experienced teacher, speaker and trainer, Maggie’s passion for young people and for seeing others equipped to fulfil their potential is at the forefront of her vision for chaplaincy.


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Paul Hansford

Having trained as an accountant, Paul worked in industry for such companies as SouthernGas, Cunard and Rug Doctor as well as in practice with Deloittes and other firms. He ran his own accounting company for 21 years as well as a number of diverse businesses in the UK and overseas. More recently he spent two years as a dog trainer for Canine Partners. Since 2013 Paul has been the Administrator for SCALA and Chaplaincy Central.

A former Samaritan, Group Scout Leader and PCC member, his current hobbies and pastimes include golf, dancing (Modern Jive and Ballroom), Formula 1, Family research and skiing.

He now brings his business management, accounting, Human Resources, Health and Safety, event management and Company Secretarial skills to help run the Centre for Chaplaincy in Education.


Chair of Trustees

The Revd Mike Haslam

The Revd Mike Haslam, Chairs the Centre for Chaplaincy in Education board of trustees. Mike also works as the Chaplaincy Development Advisor at the Diocese of Bath and Wells in Somerset, here he leads a growing ecumenical network of 290+ Chaplains (in all sectors). Over the years Mike has served as a chaplain at every level of education, from Nursery to Higher Education; he has also been a parish priest.

Beyond work, Mike is a husband and father, an occasional painter, a lover of mountains, sea and wild places and an almost obsessive runner in such amazing landscapes.

The Trustees

Rev. Mike Haslam (Chair of Trustees):
Chaplaincy Development Advisor, Diocese of Bath and Wells

Rev'd Canon Brendan Clover: Senior Provost, Woodard Schools

Rev Garry Neave: National HE and FE Policy Advisor for the Church of England

Adrian Porter SJ: Provincial’s delegate for primary and secondary education and Director of the Jesuit Institute