DES advisory rights for Appointments in Catholic Schools
This document explains when the DES must be involved in appointments in order to comply with the Trust Deed.
Appointing Leaders Guidance 2016
Helpful advice and documents for use when appointing senior leaders to Voluntary Aided Schools or Academies .
Appointing Leaders supporting documents for Academies
Appointing Leaders supporting documents for VA Schools
Archdiocese of Birmingham Definition of a 'Practising Catholic'
Model Recruitment Documents and Guidance
The CES document Invitation to Interview Letter and associated recruitment guidance documents ensures that all the legal and safeguarding requirements are met.
Memorandum on Appointment of Teachers to Catholic Schools
This outlines the bishops’ requirements that certain senior posts must be filled by practising Catholics and that the diocese must be notified before any part of the process to recruit to such posts is begun.
The term ‘practising Catholic ‘ is not open to interpretation, but must conform to the diocesan document Catholic Schools and the Definition of a ‘Practising Catholic’.
These and the associated documentation should be used for all teaching and non-teaching posts
On appointment ALL staff should be issued with CES contracts. Versions for voluntary aided schools and academies are available. Where there are local agreements, there is scope for addressing these in the appendices to the contracts.