The archdiocese carries out a range of activities in order to discharge its duties for education. The purpose of the Archdiocesan Schools Service is to advise and act on behalf of the archbishop and the archdiocesan trustees in all matters relating to schools and colleges and the process of lifelong learning.
The activities which it undertakes through the Education Department are designed to assist the archbishop to fulfil his responsibilities for education and to give effect to the provisions for education contained in the trust deed.
We seek to provide the activities outlined in the Catholic Education Service’s statement of provision in return for which Catholic schools and colleges (and joint Catholic/Church of England schools and Academies) within our archdiocese pay an annual contribution towards the department’s costs.
The scheme is based on a standard set of payments in return for the provision of a fuller range of activities than was previously offered. It is, of course, recognised that in a given year a particular school may receive all, some or none of the support outlined. The scheme is, therefore, in essence an insurance scheme.
Commitment to the scheme should enable the department to provide services including: