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It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Bosco Catholic Education Trust website.

At present, we are a group of two schools in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton who have recently come together to work collaboratively for the benefit of all the children we serve.

The cluster of Catholic schools within the Worthing and Cathedral deaneries have had a long tradition of working collaboratively for the benefit of all the children entrusted to our care. The aim of the Bosco Catholic Education Trust is to provide an education which is ‘second-to-none’ for all children within our two deaneries. We seek to further enhance and strengthen the partnerships between our Catholic family of schools and to preserve and protect all that we value and cherish in our schools.

Catholic schools aim to provide a holistic education, recognising that every child is made in the image and likeness of Christ. We will work tirelessly to enable our children to fulfil their God-given potential, supporting their spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development as well as setting uncompromising standards for their academic excellence.

Dave Carter
CEO - Bosco Catholic Education Trust



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Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Bosco Catholic Education Trust website.

At present, we are a group of two schools in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton who have recently come together to work collaboratively for the benefit of all the children we serve.

The cluster of Catholic schools within the Worthing and Cathedral deaneries have had a long tradition of working collaboratively for the benefit of all the children entrusted to our care. The aim of the Bosco Catholic Education Trust is to provide an education which is ‘second-to-none’ for all children within our two deaneries. We seek to further enhance and strengthen the partnerships between our Catholic family of schools and to preserve and protect all that we value and cherish in our schools.

Catholic schools aim to provide a holistic education, recognising that every child is made in the image and likeness of Christ. We will work tirelessly to enable our children to fulfil their God-given potential, supporting their spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development as well as setting uncompromising standards for their academic excellence.


The schools in our MAT are:

  • St Philip Howard Catholic School, Barnham
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Worthing


Being part of the family of schools and the Bosco CET will bring significant benefits for example:
  • We will work together to train, develop and retain teachers, support staff and leaders;
  • We will have the ability to achieve economies of scale by being part of a larger buying group;
  • There will be opportunities for staff in all our schools to undertake joint training and share their expertise across schools;
  • We will be able to streamline services and provide them centrally and more cost effectively;
  • We will have the flexibility to buy in services from our own chosen providers;
  • We will be able to share resources across all our schools;
  • We will work together closely and support each other to strengthen our Catholic schools

For the last 5 years, I have been Head at St Philip Howard (SPH), an outstanding secondary school in Barnham, and on a day to day basis will continue to fulfil this role. I am really looking forward, however, to my additional role, working with the other schools, as Chief Executive Officer of Bosco CET. I hope you find the information on this website useful. As we get up and running, I’ll be sharing with you our successes and future plans.

Dave Carter
CEO - Bosco Catholic Education Trust

Mission Statement



´The Bosco Catholic Education Trust is a Christ-centred family of Catholic academies, within the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, working together as one body to provide an outstanding education for all. As Catholic schools, we endeavour to develop confident, compassionate and faithful young people. Through partnership, collaboration and mutual support, we seek to enable all those entrusted to our care to become the person God called them to be.´

“Serve the Lord joyfully”

Don Bosco

Bosco Catholic Education Trust is named after the founder of the Salesian Order, St John Bosco (usually known as Don Bosco). Don Bosco first established his ‘Oratario’ in Turin, Italy, in the 1840s on the principles of high educational standards and sound moral and religious education.

Don Bosco’s educational philosophy was rooted in his faith and has been summarised as ‘reason, religion and kindness’. Bosco CET aims to educate the children entrusted to our care with these three words in mind, focusing on their academic and spiritual development, modelling the values of love and forgiveness found in the gospel, in our dealings with them.

Don Bosco is remembered for many of his teachings but in particular his belief that ‘for young people it is not enough that they are loved, they must know that they are loved’. With this in mind, our aspiration is each child is known personally by staff and is well-supported throughout their time at any of the Catholic schools within the Bosco CET, to achieve to the very best of their abilities in a happy and positive environment.

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Don Bosco believed that schools were more than just places to be educated, they were also a home for the children, providing shelter, love and a sense of belonging (particularly for the vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless on the streets of Turin).

With that in mind, our logo represents both our Christian faith through the saving power of Jesus’ resurrection from the cross, as well as a shelter under which our Catholic communities find shelter, faith, family and friendship.
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Meet the Directors

Martin Farrell - Chair of Board of Directors

Martin is a senior manager in local government specialising in performance management, data insights and communications. With a background in finance and accountancy he is motivated by making a difference and has a reputation for leading teams that deliver impactful projects. He has a determination to succeed and enjoys working at pace and exploiting the latest technology to get things done. Martin has served as both a primary and secondary school governor, most recently as Vice Chair at SPH.

Patrick Burgess, OBE – Legal & Governance Director

Currently Chairman of Intu Properties plc. a large company, listed on the London Stock Exchange and part of the FTSE100. Patrick trained as a lawyer and became Partner of a City firm of solicitors. Experience in constitutional or corporate governance, corporate charity and trust law, and financial experience which goes with all those involvements. Patrick has been Chancellor of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre and is currently acting as the senior person in the Venerable Order of St John, reorganising the governance of that entity, which is an Order of the Crown. Patrick has also been High Sheriff of West Sussex.

Kathie Hallam – HR Director

Kathie is a senior HR professional with 20 years’ human resources experience and currently heads up the HR team at a national law firm. She is responsible for advising the firm on all aspects of its people strategy and enjoys working with a diverse range of stakeholders to motivate them to achieve their maximum potential. With a pragmatic yet creative approach, she is driven to find commercial workable solutions whilst retaining her open “down to earth” style. Kathie spent eight years as a governor at a local primary school, four as Chair, before joining the governing body at SPH in November 2015.

Fr Daryl George

During 28 years of ordained priesthood, Fr Daryl has a great deal of experience of Catholic schools in the role of either chaplain or governor. Fr Daryl was part of the steering group, charged with the responsibility of forming the Bosco Catholic Education Trust. He has a licentiate degree in Canon Law and has a very good grasp of the Catholic Church’s law concerning Catholic Education. Fr Daryl has been involved in school appeals, appointing headtechers and other senior leaders, commissioning school support and bringing additional funding into schools.

Fergus Brotherton – Finance and Premises Director

Fergus has considerable experience of strategic level working for the Diocese in his former role as Financial Secretary (1986-2015). He has experience of charity accounts and was originally a civil/structural engineer, enabling him to contribute to building works and property management. His responsibilities as Financial Secretary for the Diocese included administering the Diocesan and parish accounts, trusts, investments, banking, payroll, personnel, insurances, some school and parish projects, property management and transactions, legal matters, tax reclaims, parish assessments, parish administration manual, civil law compliance and health & safety.

Kate Crees – Director of School Improvement

Kate has worked in education for 21 years and is Headteacher at St Peter’s Catholic Primary School in Shoreham. She has overseen its progress to becoming an Ofsted ‘Good’ school. Kate has a particular passion for professional development and has provided school to school support to raise standards in primary education, primary maths and science as well as developing and leading.

Dave Carter – Chief Executive Officer, Head of School Improvement

Dave has been Headteacher of St Philip Howard Catholic School (SPH) for 5 years, taking the school from a position where it was placed in the bottom 25% nationally for progress to the position of top 5% nationally within 2 years. Recently graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted (April 2016) and designated as a National Support School (October 2016), SPH has helped a number of schools locally improve outcomes. Dave is a National Leader in Education, undertakes pupil premium reviews as well as providing the leadership capacity to enable SPH to second staff to support other schools in need. At present Dave is also Executive Headteacher at St Mary’s Primary School, Worthing.

Jill Alcorn – Chief Finance Officer

Jill is currently School Business Manager at St Philip Howard School. Her career began in banking before then taking a role in school, working as a Business Manager, initially in Primary phase and subsequently as a Secondary SBM. Jill has been SBM at SPH for 6 years. She has set balanced budgets and used limited resources well to significantly improve learning and teaching in school, having a direct impact on student outcomes.

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Action Plan

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Bosco Catholic Education Trust… the first 2 years.
By September 2019 the Directors, the Headteachers and the Chairs of Governors are in agreement that we want and intend to achieve the following……


Staffing

  • We are fully staffed in all schools
  • CPD is centrally co-ordinated
  • If accredited, we use our Teaching School status to recruit high quality trainee teachers
  • We are the “go to” place to work for Catholics
  • There is a succession plan in place for Headteachers
  • We have a centralised team of staff who provide value for money
  • We will make best use of support staff in our schools
  • There is a proactive system of recruitment for all our schools
  • We will provide performance management and career progression for teachers and support staff

Standards

  • All schools are striving for excellence
  • All schools are at least good in Ofsted terms and aiming for outstanding
  • Achievement and progress meet the criteria for good/outstanding in all schools
  • There is a seamless system of transfer and access to data across the MAT
  • There will be a scheme of delegation that allows effective intervention if standards fall below agreed expectation
  • We will have uniform moderation of standards across all schools
  • We will ensure that academic standards are matched by providing a culturally rich educational experience supporting the growth of every child
  • Schools all work together to share expertise to raise standards
  • There is outstanding pastoral care in all our schools

Buildings

  • The work identified by the condition survey has been completed
  • The is a capital development plan in place for the MAT
  • There is a regular maintenance programme in place that is organised centrally
  • There is a strategic property plan in place in conjunction with the diocese
  • We have successfully bid for capital funds
  • We will have a pool of preferred suppliers and contractors
  • We will ensure priority building work is completed asap
  • We will have consistent health and safety practice across our schools
  • We will look for opportunities to use our buildings as a source of revenue

Centralised services

  • There are a common set of policies across all schools
  • All schools are supported in budget development
  • There is central procurement for as many services as possible e.g. IT, Audit, risk assessment, statutory testing
  • We have bid for all pots of money available
  • As many services as possible are organised centrally e.g. Recruitment, HR, aspects of SEN, legal, payroll, grounds maintenance etc
  • Data is collected and monitored centrally with all schools using the same system
  • School to school support is co-ordinated centrally
  • Heads´ performance management is carried out by CEO in conjunction with governors

Finance

  • We have sound reserves
  • All schools are able to set and keep to budget
  • There is a 3 year financial plan for the MAT
  • No school is in deficit
  • There is a costed development plan for all schools
  • We have been successful in our capital bids
  • There are transparent processes in which the heads and governors have confidence
  • We achieve a clean audit
  • There are clear economies of scale through central purchasing
  • All schools have an in-year balance
  • Heads´ and governors´ feedback indicates that the central services provide value for money
  • We will have a robust overview of all schools and act early to prevent any school having financial difficulties
  • We will ensure that our MAT is driven by our vision and not by financial restrictions

Catholic Ethos

  • Everything we do is based on gospel values
  • All our schools are full
  • All our schools are good or outstanding in Section 48
  • All our Heads, Deputies and Chairs of Governors are practising Catholics
  • There is chaplaincy support in all our schools
  • We will have good links with our parishes
  • We will have strong links with the wider community
  • We will provide training opportunities that support the Catholic life of the school
  • We will identify and develop Catholic staff, leaders and governors so that each school can maintain a vibrant Catholic life

External Relations

  • We continue to enjoy good relationships with the Diocesan Education Service, the Diocesan Trustees and Bishop Richard
  • We maintain our good working relationships with the LA, the local community, the parishes and other deanery schools
  • We have permanent directors who have the full skill set needed
  • We have successfully bid for funds
  • We have procured a range of goods and services locally
  • We have found ways to generate income
  • We have supported schools in difficulty
  • We have used our expertise to help other MATs and diocesan schools
  • We are recognised as a centre of excellence for community outreach

On behalf of Bosco Catholic Education Trust - April 2017



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Our Schools


We are an outstanding secondary school in Barnham with just under 1,000 students on role. We have been designated as a National Support School, Academy Sponsor and are strategic partners within the Inspire Teaching School Alliance. As per the Olympic motto, our belief is that ‘getting better never stops’. We have high aspirations for all children entrusted to our care and we work tirelessly to ensure that they get the very best deal possible.

Our Mission Statement: St Philip Howard is a vibrant school that nurtures individual talent and respect for others. With our faith in Jesus we learn, grow and achieve. Together we make a difference.
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St Philip Howard Catholic School, Elm Grove South, Barnham, West Sussex. PO22 0EN

phone01243 552 055
fax01243 552 055
emailoffice@sphcs.co.uk
websitewww.sphcs.co.uk

St Mary’s is a one and half form entry Catholic Primary school in the centre of Worthing. We are a warm, welcoming and vibrant community who value every child and their unique identity. We are outward looking, have a ‘can do’ attitude and enjoy working collaboratively with other schools to provide the very best possible education we can.

Our Mission Statement: The family of St Mary's Catholic Primary School believes that each person is unique and made in the image and likeness of God as expressed through Jesus Christ in the Gospels. We believe that our mission is to recognise, nurture and develop the God given gifts and talents of each individual.
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St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Cobden Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4BD

phone01903 234 115
fax01903 215 034
emailoffice@stmarysworthing.org.uk
websitewww.stmarysworthing.org.uk
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Registered Office: St Philip Howard Catholic School, Elm Grove South, Barnham, West Sussex, PO22 0EN
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Welcome to the Bosco Catholic Education Trust - 1st April 2017

We are delighted to inform you that our Academy Order has been issued and two schools in the Cathedral and Worthing Deanery have joined together to form the Bosco Catholic Education Trust...


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Volunteers required for Foundation Governor Roles

Bosco Catholic Education Trust is looking for enthusiastic and willing volunteers to become Foundation Governors (must be practising Catholics) and non-Foundation Governors on the Local Governing Committees of either St Mary’s Catholic Primary School (Worthing) or St Philip Howard Catholic School (Barnham).


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Volunteers required for Foundation Governor Roles

Bosco Catholic Education Trust is looking for enthusiastic and willing volunteers to become Foundation Governors (must be practising Catholics) and non-Foundation Governors on the Local Governing Committees of either St Mary’s Catholic Primary School (Worthing) or St Philip Howard Catholic School (Barnham).


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Bosco CET
St Philip Howard Catholic School
Elm Grove South,
Barnham,
West Sussex.
PO22 0EN
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