Member Benefits

Full Members will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Pastoral support and guidance for CISC members (Heads) through school visits and confidential supportive conversations from leading experts
  • An annual conference with high quality key-note speakers, workshops and worship, in a friendly and supportive ambience, which includes the opportunity to promote Catholic education at the Annual General Meeting
  • A leadership programme which will identify and support the next generation of aspiring Catholic independent school leaders and support serving Heads
  • A professional network for our special schools and the benefit of their expertise in teaching and supporting pupils with a range of complex needs
  • The offer of free INSET training (only travel expenses to be covered) for your staff or leadership team on the mission of the Catholic school and Gospel values, or support with mission reviews
  • A range of day conferences to provide high quality professional development for key members of staff in your school (e.g. Deputy Heads, Heads of RS, Chaplains)
  • Access to the password protected Members’ Resources area, providing a comprehensive range of resources, key documents and policies to support you and your school in addition to relevant news stories, leadership reflections and educational updates on the main website
  • Free space to advertise school vacancies and opportunities to promote ‘Featured Jobs’
  • Newsletters with stimulating content, reflections and updates on what is happening in Catholic education
  • A voice for independent Catholic education nationally (the Catholic Education Service, Department for Education, Independent State School Partnership Forum, national press) and locally (links with Dioceses)
  • The development of a range of partnerships which will in turn offer resources and support for our schools e.g. EducareM and the national retreat for Catholic Headteachers, Networking, Ten Ten Theatre
  • More opportunities to engage and inspire pupils in our schools e.g. through the CISC annual Christmas card competition and the inaugural poetry competition
  • A range of networking opportunities to promote shared knowledge and best practice

 

Associate Members will enjoy the following benefits:

  • An annual conference with high quality key-note speakers, workshops and worship, in a friendly and supportive ambience
  • A professional network for our special schools and the benefit of their expertise in teaching and supporting pupils with a range of complex needs
  • The offer of discounted INSET training (subject to availability) for your staff or leadership team on the mission of the Catholic school and Gospel values, or support with mission reviews
  • Limited places available on day conferences to provide high quality professional development for key members of staff in your school (e.g. Deputy Heads, Heads of RS, chaplains)
  • A new high quality website which will offer news stories, resources, leadership reflections
  • Newsletters with stimulating content, reflections and updates on what is happening in Catholic education
  • The development of a range of partnerships which will in turn offer resources and support for our schools e.g. EducareM and the national retreat for Catholic Headteachers, Networking, Ten Ten Theatre