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Leadership Programmes

CISC, in partnership with EducareM and the Catholic Education Service, is pleased to offer a range of formational programmes for colleagues at different stages of their careers in Catholic education.

CISC collaborates with EducareM and the National School of Formation on the following programmes:

  • Tabor Programme – Middle and Senior Leaders
  • Christ the Teacher – Leaders and Experienced Governors
  • Educarem and CISC programme for authentic Governance Foundation

CISC collaborates with the CES on their Formatio Programme for Executive Leadership.

Tabor Programme

Available to CISC’s middle and senior leaders and those relatively new to governance in this setting. Designed in collaboration with Educarem, it is a formative and informative career development opportunity for colleagues committed to working in a Catholic education setting. There are two residentials, study visits to other CISC schools and educational settings, as well as the opportunity to engage in a personal action research project.

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Residential 1 Monday 14 – Tuesday 15 November 2022

Residential 2 Thursday 18 – Friday 19 May 2023

The cost of the programme is £950. However there are up to 8 grants of £500 available available so the cost to CISC schools is £450. In agreement with EducareM, payment can be made over 2 academic years.

Programme experiences and outcomes can be linked to your annual appraisal cycle.

If you are interested or know of a suitable candidate, please get in touch with me.

Further details about the programme are available via the link below.
Tabor Programme

Christ the Teacher – Leaders and experienced Governors

Available to serving CISC Headteachers, Principals, Chairs and experienced Governors. CISC has worked closely with EducareM on this well established and highly regarded programme. Built around three residential experiences and two study visits, it is a unique, stimulating and challenging opportunity to renew and refresh your mission in Catholic education and that of the vision of your school.

Dates for academic year 2022-2023

Residential 1 Wednesday 5 – Friday 7 October 2022

Residential 2 Thursday 12  – Friday 13 January 2023

Residential 3 Thursday 9  – Friday 10  March 2023

Study visits are arranged between each residential experience

Educarem offers a grant to all participants which brings the cost to £1590. The CISC Committee may be able to provide additional funding of £500 for CISC participants, therefore the total cost for CISC participants is £1090. In agreement with EducareM, this can be paid over 2 academic years.

Programme experiences and outcomes can be linked to your annual appraisal cycle.

Further details about the programme are available via the link

EducareM programme for authentic Governance Formation

Promoting and enabling clear vision, authentic ethos and mission focused strategic direction.

The programme is online and delivered over 3 sessions, with each comprising of a keynote presentation, facilitated structured conversation and feedback.

Programme facilitator: Dr Maureen Glackin, CISC

Dates for academic year 2022-23 will be released shortly.

Cost: £100 for all 3 sessions or £40 per session (for all staff and governors)

In addition to these programmes of formation there is also the Annual Headteachers’ National Retreat, designed to nourish, strengthen and support the spiritual wellbeing of Headteachers and governors.

Eleventh Annual Headteachers’ National Retreat

Allowing God to be in Control

Retreat leader: Fr Roger Dawson, SJ

Dates: 15 – 16 June 2023 (early arrival option for 14 June) Cost:£375

Venue: Coombe Abbey Hotel, Brinklow Road, Binley, Warwickshire, CV3 2AB.

Further details available at:


Formatio is aimed at those leading, or aspiring to lead, two to four Catholic schools with a focus on faith formation and professional development in the context of the relatively new and evolving role of executive leadership.

It features input from experienced executive headteachers, area specialists and other stakeholders.


The programme is held at the beautiful Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Worcester, the home to the Second English Benedictine Congregation of Nuns from 1838 to 2009.

The total cost of the programme is £800 per delegate.

Further details are available at:

If you are interested, please get in touch at: