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Sarah Barreto

Sarah has enjoyed a varied and distinguished career in education. Educated as a boarder at St Mary’s Convent, Longridge Towers, Berwick on Tweed, Sarah studied for a BEd with English and Drama at Oxford Brookes before embarking on a career in teaching in the UK and abroad. She has over 30 years’ experience working in Catholic Education and 24 years in senior roles, as Deputy Head, Head and Executive Head, before moving into diocesan leadership. In the Diocese of Plymouth, Sarah first worked as RE and Catholic Life Advisor before becoming Diocesan School Commissioner. She was also Deputy Director of Schools and CSI Coordinator at the Diocese of Northampton. Having attended and then worked with independent schools in her diocesan roles, along with deep knowledge and understanding of Chaplaincy, RE and her training as a CSI inspector, Sarah will bring insight, intuition and understanding to her role as General Secretary of CISC. Sarah took up her role with CISC on May 1st 2024.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys reading, theatre, singing, and walking on the beach with her labrador Millie.