Hexham and Newcastle Diocese - Diocesan Department for Education

Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Department for Education

News and Updates

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).

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.

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.

St. Bede's RC Primary School, Washignton - CAFOD Challenge

The children of St. Bede’s RC Primary School, Washington set themselves a ‘massive goal!’

On 7th December 2017 they set a huge target to raise £4,000 by 7th December 2018 to help run a medical centre in El Salvador. They were told that achieving huge dreams is always possible by taking realistic and achievable steps in a consistent and persistent manner.

The children then began by writing letters about the project to various companies. Local business were able to advertise in school for a donation and soon the staff, parents and local parishioners got involved. Over the year the donations came in, some small, some large. By chipping away the children were able to exceed their target and raised a magnificent £4,604.44. Clare Dixon, the Head of CAFOD in Latin America, came to the school to receive the cheque. Clare spoke to staff and pupils about the work of the clinic they were supporting in Guarjila, El Salvador and thanked them for their tremendous achievement.

The children of St. Bede’s now know they can dream big, achieve anything they want and make a significant difference to the lives of others, while fulfilling their school mission statement:

Developing mind, body, spirit and community. Living life to the full.’

Well done, St. Bede’s, Washington!


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