Janet grew up in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and following graduation from Nottingham University in 1982, having specialised in Religious Studies, English & Drama/ Primary teacher training, she began her teaching career in London boroughs teaching secondary R.E. She then spent time teaching day patients in psychiatric care in Cambridge before teaching juniors for ten years in Derby city.
In 1996 she stepped into ‘sacred space education’ and developed and managed the education department at the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham for fourteen years. During that time she devised & led programmes to bring pilgrimage, RE and History alive and worked in many parts of the UK delivering schools activities, parish/Diocesan pilgrimages for children and young people.
In 2010 she took on the role of Head of Schools & Families at St Paul’s Cathedral, London where she directed the work of a vibrant department that brings alive R.E, History and more on that iconic National site.
In 2014 Janet became Head of Schools & Family Learning at Norwich Cathedral where the work with schools, families, parishes and community groups has grown immensely and still continues to expand.
Janet is Mum to two wonderful adults and tries to catch up with them in the UK and beyond as much as possible when she is not working, theatre going, writing children’s stories and travelling!