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. November'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.

Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Clergy Conference 2018

The Diocesan Department for Education held the annual conference for Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers and Clergy at the Hilton Hotel in Gateshead on 8 and 9 November 2018.

The opening liturgy was on the theme of ‘Peace’ and St. Mary’s Primary School in Jarrow performed a dance to ‘We will remember’. The event was attended by 194 delegates and included keynote talks on ‘How do we remain faithful to the tasks we have been given in the contemporary environment of Catholic Education’ by Professor Francis Campbell, vice-chancellor of St. Mary’s University Twickenham, and on ‘Servant-Leader Extraordinaire: what senior leaders in Catholic schools can learn from Pope Francis’ by Fr. Eamonn Mulcahy CSSp, a Spiritan missionary from Manchester.

The conference closed with the celebration of Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral with Bishop Séamus as the main celebrant with children from St. Joseph’s Middle School in Hexham providing the choir.

The full gallery of images from the two days is now available.


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

Come and See

Autumn 2018 Planning and Resources are now available.

See also: www.comeandseere.co.uk