62 Headingley Lane,
LEEDS, LS6 2BX
Tel: 0113 261 8034
Fax: 0113 261 8044
I am pleased to welcome you to the website of the Education Office in the Diocese of Leeds. On these pages you will find useful information about the work of the team and the schools of the Diocese.
The office together with colleagues in the Property Department supports 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, RE and curriculum issues, Catholic life of a school, staffing and recruitment, governance, admissions and capital developments. In order to do this, the team work closely with local authorities, the Department for Education 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 the Yorkshire region. They exist so that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed to future generations.
'This educational mission entails the ongoing development of the entire potential of every person. It seeks to promote the wellbeing and freedom of every person, which shape the daily life of a Catholic school as a community in which faith is expressed and shared through every aspect of its activity' (statement from Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, May 2000).
The distinctive mission of our Diocesan schools is explained in Schools of Discipleship.
In the words of Pope Benedict XVI when he visited England and celebrated the work of Catholic Education at the Big Assembly in 2010.
"A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints".
Angela CoxPrincipal Officer for EducationDiocese of Leeds
Each term officers publish a newsletter for governors and other interested parties. This will be full of interesting information and will provide details of items which need to be actioned during the term, updates on educational matters and news items from our schools.
The next one day course will take place on Friday 22 January 2016 for Year 1 teachers. Each course focuses on one year of the primary RE curriculum, providing numerous imaginative, creative and thoughtful ways to energise children's learning, with a focus on spiritual and moral
Refresher training for existing Appeal Panel Members will take place on Wednesday 24 February 2016 at Hinsley Hall from 9.30am - 12.00pm
Annual training is compulsory for all panel members to refresh their knowledge and be kept up to date with any changes to legislation.
To book your
Our CPD programme for 2015-164 provides a range of courses and events designed to support staff and governors in their work in our family of Catholic schools. The Diocesan programme focuses upon the development of staff and governors within the context of a Catholic school.
The Diocese of Leeds Office for Schools and Education have set-up an Independent Appeals Service, and last year was our busiest yet. To make this service operate effectively, we need people to volunteer to be Appeal Panel members. If you know of anyone who you feel would be willing to serve the