Support for teachers in Catholic schools to complement other aspects of the Early Career Framework.

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.


Sessions run A.M. 09:30 – 12 noon OR P.M. 13:00-15:30.

6 sessions to run from September 2021 to June 2022.

Each ECT will have access to 1 session per half term and membership of a consistent group to ensure support.

Subsequent sessions will be:
Wednesday 17th November 2021
Wednesday 26th January 2022 (online via Zoom)
Wednesday 16th March 2022
Wednesday 18th May 2022 (online via Zoom)
Wednesday 29th June 2022

The venue for the in-person sessions will be in the Conference Hall, Cathedral House, Ingrave Road, Brentwood CM15 8AT. Please note there is a car park however, this can be over subscribed at Mass times and other busy times.  Zoom details for the online sessions will be provided in due course.

Subjects to be covered across the series include:

  • The distinctive nature of Catholic schools.
  • What does a Catholic school classroom look like?
  • Outstanding teaching (including R.E. across the Curriculum).
  • Expectations and Practical ideas about Collective Worship.
  • Background to Catholic education.
  • Partnerships including those with Parish, Parents and Governors.
  • Careers Progression.
  • Foundation governors and the role of governors in Catholic schools.