Welcome from the Director of Education

Welcome to the website of the Diocese of Westminster Education Service. On these pages you will find useful information about the work of the team and the schools of the Diocese.

The Education Service, together with colleagues in the Property Department, supports 207 schools to ensure that they are successful and act in accordance within the Trust Deed of the Diocese. This involves us in offering advice and direction on a broad range of educational matters such as, Religious Education and curriculum issues, Catholic Life of a school, staffing and recruitment, governance, admissions and capital and academy developments. In order to do this, the team work closely with Parishes,  Local Authorities, the Department for Education, NGA and the National College for Teaching and Leadership. Strong partnerships are key and the team value the support of the Catholic Education Service.

Catholic schools and colleges have a significant part to play in the mission of the Church.  Our Diocesan schools make a strong contribution to education in London, Hertfordshire and Surrey. They exist so that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed to future generations. In the words of Cardinal Nichols, “Being Catholic means being open to the whole and being dedicated to the unity of the whole. Being Catholic means finding ways of expressing and deepening that 'universality', that Catholic character, and being ready always to embrace the other.”

 

News:

Ukraine - Prayer for Peace

Education Service - Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

What is a Synod and why should we care?

Pupils from All Saints Catholic Academy Trust Schools - St Joan of Arc, Divine Saviour & Holy Rood - tell us about the Synod and why we should get involved. Please click here to view their video.

Saint Christina's 'Eyes On You' Campaign

Pupils from Saint Christina’s were inspired by, and have been very keen to support the ‘Eyes On You’ Campaign that CAFOD have been running to coincide with COP26. They decided that they would send a digital ‘letter’ to world leaders to express their thoughts to see if they could elicit any response. Please click here to read more and view their video.

Spring Term CPD Programme

We have launched our Spring Term CPD Programme with a range of courses for all school staff and Governors.