Hexham and Newcastle Diocese - Diocesan Department for Education


News and Updates

Continual Professional Development and Formation Programme 2021–22

Our Continual Professional Development and Formation Programme for 2021–22 is available to download here.

Diocesan Academy Documentation 2020

Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Model MAT Articles – February 2020 (pdf)

Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Model Scheme of Delegation – January 2020 (including revised Memorandum of Understanding) (pdf)

Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Protocols (CES) – January 2020 (pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions About Academies – January 2020 (pdf)

Diocesan Academy Policy

The Diocesan Academy Policy has been revised with the aim that our Diocesan schools will become academies within one of four Diocesan education trusts by July 2022. Underpinning the Diocesan Academy Policy is the desire and need to ensure the promotion, preservation, protection and future development of Catholic education within the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle so that it is fit for the mission of the Church.

Diocesan Academy Policy (pdf)

Bishop Robert Byrne CO letter to Chair of Governors (pdf)

Parish newsletter insert for Sunday 22 December 2019 (pdf)

Daily Mass

Daily Mass is being live-streamed from St Mary's Cathedral on their YouTube channel.

To find out about further live streaming masses during this period please visit the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle website for the latest information

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.

The Year of St. Joseph

Celebrating the Year of St. Joseph in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.

The God Who Speaks

Celebrating the Year of the Word in schools in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.

Headteacher appointments

Welcome to all the following headteachers who are taking up a new headship role this September.

Click here to read the full list.

Mass of Commitment

Bishop Robert had invited all Headteachers, Deputy CEOs and CEOs to a Mass of Commitment at Ushaw College on 4 October. This will be a wonderful opportunity for everyone to gather together in celebration and commitment.

Bishop Robert’s End of Term Letter - July 2021

Bishop Robert sent a letter of thanks to all school staff and governors at the end of the summer term.

Click here to read the letter.

Governor Application Forms

New application forms and associated documents for the appointment of

  • Foundation Governors of Voluntary Aided schools

  • Foundation and Non-Foundation Governors of Local Governing Committees within Catholic Education Trusts

are available here.

Come and See

Autumn 2021 Planning and Resources are now available.

See also: www.comeandseere.co.uk

The new Primary Education Resources are also available.