Hexham and Newcastle Diocese - Diocesan Department for Education

Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Department for Education

News and Updates

Youth Friday Celebration

Bishop Séamus invites all Diocesan schools to a celebration of the work of YMT at St. Mary's Cathedral at 1.00pm - 2.00pm on Wednesday 6 February. This will be a wonderful opportunity for YMT to thank schools for their continued involvement and for schools to show their support of youth ministry in our Diocese.

Each school is invited to bring two pupils with up to two accompanying adults. Primary schools are asked to bring pupils from year five or six and first and infant schools, pupils from their upper age range.

The theme of Youth Friday 2018 was ‘Joy’. Schools are invited to bring their contributions from fundraising events on Youth Friday and these will be brought forward by the pupils during the service.

As part of the celebration we would like to use photographs from Youth Friday celebrations held in schools. Please send up to three photographs to education@diocesehn.org.uk which will form part of the presentation on the day representing all schools in the diocese. Please note that by sending photographs you are giving permission for their use in the presentation, on our website and in Diocesan publications.

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 including new Phase Planning example templates, can be found here. Now includes Exemplar Cover Sheets for Local Church.

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.