The need for vision and strategic direction
In light of significant new structural changes to education, the Diocese of Brentwood Education Department must ensure that it has a strategic plan that is fit for purpose and which will meet the new needs of our Catholic schools as the educational landscape develops. It must also ensure that it retains a relevant and meaningful role in our schools and indeed work to develop new roles as opportunities arise. There is no question that we are at an important juncture and the next 5 years will be critical for schools and the Diocese of Brentwood Education Department itself. The following areas form the Diocesan vision of what this might look like in practice.