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Primary Deputy and Assistant Headteachers’ Conference 2019

4th April 2019

Primary Deputy and Assistant Headteachers from the Diocese of Westminster visited Winchester Cathedral as part of their 2019 conference. Photos from the visit as well as the conference are available on the RCDOW Flickr page here.

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Train to Teach Event – 27th April 2019

3rd April 2019
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St Benedict’s Science Fair

1st April 2019

St Benedict’s scientists present their Science Fair Young scientists at St Benedict’s in Ealing got to work in British Science Week, conducting around 40 different experiments at the annual Science Fair. The school’s science labs buzzed with scientific discovery as all pupils in Year 8 presented their fascinating projects to over 150 younger children from…

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St Joseph’s Primary Mass

1st April 2019

On Wednesday 23 January, St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School enjoyed a very special Mass in which Bishop John Sherrington officially reopened the school following the devastating fire of September 2015. During the Mass, Bishop John also blessed the new altar and the new stained glass window that had been commissioned through the generous fundraising…

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Championing Women Composers at St Benedict’s

1st April 2019

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AT ST BENEDICT’S How many women composers can you name? Exactly….St Benedict’s School, Ealing is marking International Women’s Day with a recital of music entirely by women. Some of St Benedict’s singers have given a recital of music by women composers, inspired by their singing teacher, award-winning international soprano Gabriella Di Laccio. Gabriella…

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Kenton School Pupils Lead Park Clean Up

1st April 2019

St Gregory’s Catholic Science College in Kenton In support of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean, Eco Warriors from St Gregory’s Catholic Science College in Kenton invited other local schools, businesses and residents to join them in a community litter pick in Woodcock Park on 22nd March, the launch day of Keep Britain Tidy’s…

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Mary Robinson Visits Convent of Jesus and Mary

1st April 2019

Mary Robinson first woman President of Ireland talks to Brent school girls The first woman President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson attended a Brent school this week to talk to pupils about the fight against climate change and its impact on our human rights – 26 March 2019.…

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PPP Applications (Feb2019)

By Nigel Spears | 4th March 2019

PPP Applications – February 2019 The deadline for the submission of data relating to applications to join a Catholic School/Academy in September 2019 was Thursday 28th February. Our thanks to the schools that completed the online return form. The data is reflected on the Pupil Placement Planning page of our Website – See Example

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Schools Bulletin: December 2018

By Mike Pittendreigh | 28th November 2018

From the Director Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, The Lord is coming! As our school and College communities this week prepare for the season of Advent we are reminded that the next 4 Sundays and 28 days are all to do with joy and hope knowing that Our Lord is coming. Too often attempts have…

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Protocols – Pupil Place Planning

By Nigel Spears | 14th November 2018

Protocols relating to Pupil Placement Planning can now be found HERE.

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School Capital – Latest Guidance for Schools and Consultants

By Nigel Spears | 14th November 2018

The latest guidance documents on Capital Procurement have just been published by our colleagues in the Diocesan Property Department. The update from the previous version was prompted by the need to include a “Modern Slavery” statement. Human trafficking and modern slavery are, in the words of Pope Francis, “grievous wounds in the flesh of humanity….In…

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Protocols – Capital Strategy

By Nigel Spears | 14th November 2018

Protocols relating to Asset Management and Capital Procurement can be found HERE.

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Asbestos Return – Government Required

By Nigel Spears | 14th November 2018

  Asbestos Management Assurance Process (AMAP) Early this year, the DfE/ESFA wrote to all schools requiring the completion of the AMAP. When the AMAP portal closed, a significant majority of schools had failed to complete the returns. Ministers were concerned about the poor response rate and the associated lack of detailed intelligence relating to the…

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