> INFORMATION FOR CONFERENCE 2021
Following the recent deaths of former CISC colleagues Adrian Aylward and Patrick Tobin, we publish two moving obituaries, both penned by Giles Mercer. May Adrian and Patrick rest in peace. ADRIAN AYLWARD The death of Adrian Aylward on Maundy Thursday from cancer saw the passing of a titan of Catholic education and a wonderful family […]
I’m very excited to announce that our new Aspiring Leaders’ Programme, ‘The Barnabas Programme’ is now available to CISC deputy and assistant heads. Presented and designed in collaboration with Educarem, it will be an enriching and bespoke formation opportunity for those seeking to lead a Catholic school. Residential 1 Tuesday 12th – Wednesday 13th January, […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHwkhHwe-EI] As we come to the end of a most unusual term and begin the journey into Holy Week, here is a message from Antony, Chair of CISC, to remind us all of the warm, supportive community that we all share as part of CISC.
Keeping Competition in its Place: a challenge for heads of department in Catholic independent schools
by Dr Charlotte Goddard, Head of Classics at Ampleforth College There are only two days in the year when education is guaranteed to attract headline attention. On two Thursdays in August, photographs of jubilant teenagers grace the front pages, clutching their exam results. It would appear that the production of qualifications is the sole purpose […]
by Rachel Milestone, Director of Music, Leweston School At this present time, the promotion of good mental health in schools is a hot topic. Numerous PSHE lessons, staff meetings, insets and CPD courses focus on the growing mental health issues in pupils, and the need for mental health education to build resilience when coping with […]
by Charlotte Avery, Headmistress, St. Mary’s School, Cambridge Leadership is all about relationship and good leadership is all about being in right relationship.
by Dr James Whitehead, Headmaster, Downside School One of the very first acts of Pope Francis’ papacy was to explain his vision of leadership. In his Installation