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Foundation Stones Course Academic Year 2020-21

Foundation Stones

Foundation Stones is a twelve hour introductory course to Catholicism, structured around the four main sections of the Catechism. Participants learn about the key Catholic beliefs and practices. It is simple and straightforward and is excellent CPD for non-Catholic teachers or those who are not confident teaching RE. The course is structured to allow participants to ask questions and discuss ideas so they can gain insights into the Catholic faith. This in turn aids the teaching of RE and understanding of the Catholic Life of each school.

Starting in September 2020, there will be a number of new courses starting online, led by different members of the Diocese of Westminster Education Service. The online structure enables schools across the Diocese to access the course and it means a group of teachers can take part without needing to leave school.

Course Cost

The cost of Foundation Stones is £200 per staff member or £300 per school for two or more staff members. There needs to be a minimum of 3 schools and 10 participants for each course to run.

Upcoming Online Courses

Autumn Term 2020 - Bookings Now Open!

Session: Monday 4-6pm

Course Lead: Claire O'Neill

Session: Wednesday 2.30pm - 3.45pm

Course Lead: Amanda Crowley

Session: Thursday 4-6pm

Course Lead: Tony Gorton


  • 14th September
  • 21st September
  • 28th September
  • 5th October
  • 12th October
  • 19th October


  • 30th September
  • 7th, 14th, 21st October
  • 18th, 25th November
  • 2nd, 9th, 16th December
  • 20th, 27th January
  • 3rd February


  • 1st October
  • 8th October
  • 15th October
  • 12th November
  • 19th November
  • 26th November

Spring Term 2021 - Bookings Coming Soon

Session: Tuesday 3.40pm to 5pm

Course Lead: Elaine Arundell

Session: Wednesday 4pm to 6pm

Course Lead: Diana Roberts

Session: Thursday 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Course Lead: Trisha Hedley

Summer Term 2021 - Bookings Coming Soon