From the Director of Education Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, We are living in extraordinary times. We may be facing isolation but we can never feel isolated.  We work with extraordinary Headteachers, staff and governors who are committed to providing the very best outcomes for the pupils we serve. As each day brings with…

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From the Director of Education Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education,   Every year, February marks the annual Diocesan Headteachers’ Conference and this year it is being held in Colchester. This is a wonderful opportunity for school leaders to come together from Primary and Secondary, state and independent sector to share in our common mission…

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From the Director of Education Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, The American writer Henry Adams once wrote “During an election campaign the air is full of speeches and vice versa”. He had a point. At this extremely important time for our country it is critical our community does what it can to protect and…

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From the Director of Education Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education,   Welcome back. I hope you and your whole school community have had a wonderful holiday and have returned renewed and refreshed. It is the role of our schools to strive to communicate Christ and to form Christ in the lives of others. As…

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From the Director of Education Expand It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it…

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From the Director Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education,   On 24th March 1980, St Oscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador, was assassinated on the orders of the government while celebrating Mass. His sermons and life have as much resonance today as they did in 1980. He stood up against injustice and was an…

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From the Director of Education Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, “We must be saints so that we can invite the young to be saints.  The young are crying out for an authentic, radiant, transparent, joyful Church: only a Church of saints can measure up to such requests!” This is the conclusion of the recently…

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From the Director Expand 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…

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From the Director Expand From 7th to 9th September 2018 the National Eucharistic Congress was held in Liverpool under the title ‘Adoremus.’ It was an opportunity for the Catholic faith to renew and deepen our faith in, and devotion towards, the presence of the Lord Jesus in the Eucharist – both in the celebration of…

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