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.
Christmas Card Competition
Thank you to all of you who have taken part in our Christmas competition. This was incredibly popular and the artwork produced by pupils was truly outstanding. The theme was family (as this is The Year of the Family as well as The Year of St Joseph) and schools were encouraged to discuss welcome, journey, migrants, diversity. Please click to view this years competition entries.
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.”
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…Read More
On Thursday 20th September 2018, the Government announced its intention to retire the LCVAP process. The following is an extract from the letter issued to the Diocese. I am writing to inform you about changes we are intending to make to how voluntary aided (VA) schools access capital funding to maintain and improve their…Read More