Support for teachers in Catholic schools to complement other aspects of the Early Career Framework. This course is suitable for both first year ECT’s and second year ECT’s who have not previously attended this course.

Rationale: For staff to have a greater understanding of their role in working in a Catholic school and to help the school fulfil its Catholic mission.


  • To welcome ECTS in to our Brentwood Diocesan family.
  • For all staff to understand the Core Purpose, Aims and Ambition of Catholic Schools.
  • For all staff to feel confident in supporting the Catholic ethos and in leading the required elements of Catholic schooling including the spirituality of every aspect of the school day.
  • For all staff to participate fully in the Catholic Life of the School.
  • For all staff to be aware of the role of the Diocese and the Education (BDES) team including an understanding of the Diocesan roles and how they support schools and individuals.

To book your place please complete this form.

Please ensure each ECT signs up individually using the ProForms link provided.


3 sessions to run each term of the 2024/25 academic year.

  • Session 1: Catholic Life and Mission
  • Session 2: Prayer and Liturgy
  • Session 3: The Catholic Curriculum


Hub Venue Time Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Hub 1 St Thomas More High School, Southend-on-Sea 14:00 – 16:00 24th September 2024 21st January 2025 13th May 2025
Hub 2 St Bonaventure’s School, Forest Gate 14:00 – 16:00 25th September 2024 22nd January 2025 10th June 2025
Hub 3 Holy Family Catholic School & Sixth Form, Walthamstow 14:00 – 16:00 2nd October 2024 28th January 2025 20th May 2025
Hub 4 Cathedral House Conference Hall, Brentwood 14:00 – 16:00 26th September 2024 29th January 2025 21st May 2025


Cathy McKenna (Secondary)
John Adams (Secondary)
Lisa Gunther (Edication Admin)