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Welcome to the Diocese of Leeds Education Office website.

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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 Cox
Principal Officer for Education
Diocese of Leeds

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Schools' Newsletter
January 27th, 2017 - Schools' Newsletter

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. 

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Blessing of HMS Beverley
November 4th, 2015 - Blessing of HMS Beverley

St Joseph's Catholic primary school in Castleford have named their new playground galleon HMS Beverley in memory of Beverley Sice. A Mass was celebrated and the galleon blessed by Fr Sean Durcan. Beverley was Chair of Governors at St Joseph's for many years and was very supportive of the school. more >>

Primary RE: Creative Teaching of The Way, The Truth and The Life
December 16th, 2015 - Primary RE: Creative Teaching of The Way, The Truth and The Life

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 more >>

Existing Appeal Panel Member Training
December 16th, 2015 - Existing Appeal Panel Member Training

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.

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December 16th, 2015 - Professional Development Programme 2015-16

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.  more >>

Admission Appeals Training for Panel Members - Diocesan Service
March 11th, 2014 - Admission Appeals Training for Panel Members - Diocesan Service

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 more >>