What we do…

The department has three main roles:

Advise and act for the Bishop and trustees on all matters pertaining to schools and colleges.
Advise and support the schools of the diocese in carrying out their mission as Catholic schools.
Provide information and advice to the Catholic community on the provision of Catholic education and access to it.

Please pray this Prayer at 12 pm each day

Lord we believe that you are with us and that you hear our prayers

  • For all our friends and family especially those we cannot be with, hold them in your love                                                                                                   

            Lord in your mercy

  • For all who are sick throughout the world, bring them hope. If people are on their own and feel afraid help them to know that you are with them and we are praying for them                                                                      

            Lord in your mercy

  • For all those working to help others, give them hope and strength

            Lord in your mercy

  • Guide our leaders, help them make right choices and to do their best for everyone                                                                                                              

            Lord in your mercy

  • For ourselves when we are frightened or feel alone help us to know that you are with us and will always be there, no matter what happens. Help us not to be selfish and to do our best to help others. 

            Lord in your mercy

We ask Mary our mother to pray with us as we say   Hail Mary……….


Here you will find updates from the Director and all Newsletters


Resources for Governors

R E Teaching Resources

Find resources for Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Chaplaincy


Find out about all the courses we offer

RE Inspections

Here you will find Denominational Reports (S48) for all our schools


Find out about our partnerships

Meet the staff

Here we are:

Director for Schools and Colleges

Mrs Colleen Collett B.Ed, colleen.collett@cliftondiocese.com

Deputy Director

Mrs Ann Fowler, ann.fowler@cliftondiocese.com

Departmental Officer

Mrs Jenny Fitzgerald, jenny.fitzgerald@cliftondiocese.com

Office Administrator

Mr Graham Tiley, graham.tiley@cliftondiocese.com

Governance Officer

Mr Bill McEntee, bill.mcentee@cliftondiocese.com

Schools’ Projects Officer

Mr Paul Kehoe, paul.kehoe@cliftondiocese.com