Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership Vision:
As a member of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership our school is part of a family of schools.
Our Trust recognises and celebrates that Jesus came to give us ‘life in all its fullness’, and this is what our partnership of schools aims to provide for our children and our young people during their time with us. The gospel sits at the very heart of all we plan, think, and do. Our key message to our children and young people is that we are called by God to love and serve one another as sisters and brothers, and to share Christ’s peace and joy with one another, both locally and as part of a global community.
We strive together to ensure that our schools will offer an ambitious education and curriculum for all, with a firm focus on the provision of excellent teaching and learning to ensure that the potential of each and every one of our children and young people in our schools is fulfilled; whatever their need.
We work together in a partnership which is willing to share outstanding expertise, offers support and challenge when needed, supports wellbeing effectively and which keeps everyone in our school communities safe; by doing so we enable our children, young people and communities to flourish.
We will continue to build and develop Trust-wide systems together, which have clarity of purpose and ensure secure finance for every school and a safe, sustainable environment, and thereby ensure all of our children, young people and staff feel nurtured and cared for.
The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership was created in 2012, at the request of the Archdiocese of Southwark, to support and further develop Catholic education in Kent. We currently have 26 schools in the partnership, 21 Primary and 5 Secondary, all of which are part of the Archdiocese of Southwark. The Trust has 5 Members, led by the Archbishop, and a Board of Directors, of which the Foundation Directors are appointed by the Archbishop. We work in close partnership with the Archdiocese and the Education Commission.
An Executive Central Team is employed to manage the day-to-day running of the Trust, this team includes the CEO, who manages and implements the strategic plan for the Trust and works collaboratively with the Headteachers of our schools.
Our partnership's aim is to work together to ensure a world class, ambitious Catholic education for anyone who chooses to attend our schools. We work in close collaboration and consultation with our leaders, including the members of governance committees and staff of our schools, to fulfil our vision and carry out the gospel mission.
As a Trust we have worked together to create our vision and strategic plan, through a process of wide consultation and review, and with a commitment to continue to work together to bring our plans to fruition.
The Trust has created its Business Plan which will ensure the monitoring, measurement and completion of our strategic plan and its objectives on an annual basis.
Links to Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership key documents: