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events and Courses

The Diocesan Education Service organises and conducts many events and courses throughout the year. Follow the link below to find information about forthcoming events and courses and to book your place

About Us

The Diocesan Education Service exists to support Catholic education and formation across the Diocese of Northampton. Our remit is wide including the management of Schools and Academies,  Adult Education and Religious Education in Schools. Reporting to Bishop David Oakley our main responsibilities are to:

  • offer professional advice on the teaching of RE, collective worship and prayer and liturgy to all our schools
  • help schools develop and preserve the distinctive Catholic nature of our schools through training, information and advice
  • be responsible for the inspection of our schools and academies as Catholic schools, and their Religious Education in accordance with canonical and civil law.
  • monitor and publish inspection reports and supports the implementation of recommendations
  • offer professional advice on school admissions and governance in accordance with canonical and civil law
  • share in responsibility for support for schools and academies as and when needed, and with Local Authorities and other external agencies.
  • represent the Bishop at all appointments for Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Head of RE, Chaplain (or equivalent)
  • organise and promote diocesan events for education including the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher conferences

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