The Diocese of Leeds
Religious Education

Religious Education 

The Diocesan Catholic schools are a vital part of the Church’s mission and ministry. Today they continue to have a significant role as the Church reaches out to proclaim the Gospel in our rapidly changing society. The Office for Education and Schools is committed to contribute to the education, formation and support of all staff who work in our schools in order to teach and witness to the Gospel of Christ.

The RE Co-ordinator offers a variety of services and practical support for the schools of the Diocese in Religious Education.

The Diocesan Co-ordinator for Religious Education can be contacted via email on chris.devanny@dioceseofleeds.org.uk or at Hinsley Hall on 0113 261 8042 for advice and support.

KEY AIMS OF THE OFFICE FOR EDUCATION AND SCHOOLS:


1. To assist teachers to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to deliver top quality Religious Education, which engages and affects peoples’ lives.

2. To contribute to the development of excellent Catholic leadership at all levels.

3. To assist teachers in the development of the knowledge, understanding and skills to lead, teach others to lead, and participate in meaningful and relevant worship with children.

4. To assist teachers in the development of the knowledge, skills and understanding to foster Spiritual and Moral development, Sex and Relationships Education and Pastoral Care.

5. To participate in the recruitment and support of headteachers and deputy headteachers, heads of Religious Education Departments and Religious Education Co-ordinators.

6. To participate in the induction process and on-going formation of newly qualified teachers,

7. To offer an induction for teachers new to the Diocese and to support staff

8. To foster the knowledge and understanding of the distinctive and transformative nature of Catholic education among school staff and governors