Hexham and Newcastle Diocese - Diocesan Department for Education

Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Department for Education

News and Updates

Year of Mary

The theme of World Youth Day 2017 was taken from Our Lady’s song of praise, the Magnificat, ‘The Mighty One has done great things for me’. Consequently we have decided to continue our ‘Year of …’ plans with a Year of Mary (primary - secondary) plan which can be found on the Year of Mary page. NB. December's Year of Mary plans now available to view!

Laudato Si’

Many of our schools have been exploring Pope Francis’ encyclical, ‘Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home’ This display from St. Cuthbert’s Primary School, Chester-le-Street was part of their ‘Healthy Week’ work which focused on keeping our world healthy. Schools are invited to send us photos of their work on the encyclical and their call to stewardship of God’s creation.

Course Booking

If you would like to book on any courses, please do so through the online booking system.

Photo Galleries

Come and explore the latest additions to the photo gallery.

Admission Consultations

A number of schools in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle are consulting on their admission arrangements for 2020/21. Information can be found on our admissions page.

Age Related Standards in RE

Documentation regarding the new Age-Related Standards in RE for Primary Schools can be found here.

LCVAP and DFC Applications 2019-20

Application forms for LCVAP projects should be completed and returned to education@diocesehn.org.uk by Friday 8 February 2019 for 2019-20 funding. The application form gives examples of the types of projects that will be considered and the supporting documentation that should be submitted to support each application.

We have been working with the Diocesan Property Department to produce 'Planning and Carrying Out Building Works in Voluntary Aided Catholic Schools' a guidance document that provides detailed information and guidance for schools and consultants.

Access the detailed doument here (pdf - word).


Information on all courses and the Continuing Professional Development and Formation Handbook for 2018-19 can be found here.

Come and See

Spring 2019 Planning and Resources are now available.

See also: www.comeandseere.co.uk

Breathe, A Day of Affirmation and Blessing for Educators

Breathe Educators day posterIf you are involved in Education or know anyone who is, there is a Day of Affirmation and Blessing for Educators to be held on Saturday 30 March 2019 from 9.30am to 4.30pm at St. Aloysius Church, 20 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA. This venue is approximately 5 minutes walk from Euston Station.

Speakers on the day include; David Wells, Claire Fernandes and Fr. Michael Hall.

See poster for more information or email: education@ccr.org.uk.

Tickets can be booked online at eventbrite.