School Leadership

The Diocese offers guidance as to how Catholic schools and academies should conduct themselves so as to live out the vision we have for educating our young people.

This vision is contained in the document called Developing Catholic Education - 2017.

Guidance documents explain how the diocese looks for schools and academies to act in terms of:

  • building and sustaining Catholic ethos and life in our schools and academies
  • promoting spiritual, moral social and cultural development in the Catholic tradition
  • delivering the religious education curriculum
  • organising the school as an institution especially as regards admission of pupils and appointment of staff
  • maintaining and developing the buildings and resources of our schools and academies
  • how a school evaluates its own worth as a Catholic school and how this is inspected and validated

Diocesan Protocols Sept 2017 - download here

NORES Governance Handbook May 2018 - download here

Click here for contact details of all our Catholic schools and Academies.

Following a recent national meeting our Bishops have agreed a national statement on Catholic education:

Our Bishops' Statement on Catholic Education March 2017

Bishops' Memorandum of Appointment of Teachers

CES Model Governor documents - have a look on the CES website

Curriculum Directory