St Patricks RC Primary School
Alice Ingham RC Primary School
This is an exciting time in the development of this Catholic Academy Trust, as it is set to expand within Diocese of Salford schools across the Local Authorities of Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Salford & Wigan.
I join as interim Catholic Senior Executive Leader (CSEL) with a focus on schools being their best version, in order to meet the bespoke needs of their local communities. To do this we must focus on the specific gifts within our teams, provide & empower strong and focused leadership and the development of challenging and aspirational curricula in order to best prepare our students for life in a rapidly changing context.
Our focus on human flourishing, with students being a force to transform society, rooted in their faith beliefs, builds upon the words of Saint Teresa of Calcutta:
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples…
Martin Johnson | CSEL | September 2019
Each one of them is Jesus in disguise…St Teresa of Calcutta
St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Academy Trust, established on 1st October 2017, is the first Catholic Academy Trust to serve schools in the Diocese of Salford. For the Church, our Catholic Schools are about evangelisation and the giving of support to parents in their God-given responsibility of educating their children in the faith.
The aim of this Academy is to provide a practical and moral purpose to the formation of all in our community, to support the furthering of education, giving strength and a collective responsibility for the educational welfare of pupils in our schools.
St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Academy Trust currently has overarching accountability and governance of St Patrick’s RC Primary School and Alice Ingham RC Primary School, both in Rochdale. Together they benefit from this strong ethos and quality of governance. St Patrick’s National Support School status, its strong links with the National School of Formation, The National College for Teaching and Learning, Rochdale Catholic School Improvement Federation and Heart Teaching School Alliance in Bolton means that professional development of staff is central to the work of the Academy.
Being members of the Trust has formalised the collaboration between schools, sharing a vision to provide the best possible outcomes for all our children. This is an exciting time for all the schools involved and we provide a wealth of opportunities for students and staff across the Trust.
I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things…St Teresa of Calcutta
Monica Walczak | Catholic Chief Operating Officer | NLE | DLE