Romero Catholic Academy Trust
Romero Catholic Academy Trust
Thank you for expressing interest in this role as a Catholic Senior Executive Leader (CSEL) for one of our three diocesan Catholic Academy Trusts. I hope you find all the information required to discern the contribution you might be able to make to the growth of Romero into a flourishing organisation that brings a joyous aspiration to the young people in our care.
The diocese of Salford has, comparatively speaking, launched the diocesan academy strategy sometime after those early adopters, meaning we have watched carefully how others initiated their plans and embedded them. We have the fourth largest education estate in England, so we are cautious and careful in what we do. Scripture (from Matthew) tells us to, “cast out our nets” so we do; we are also ambitious and innovative. The result is, we hope, a growing confidence in the emerging educational landscape in Salford, fully supported by diocesan trustees, the bishop and his educational team. You may be interested to read the numerous communications that are published in the education pages of the diocesan website, to better understand the context in which we are working through agency and collaboration.
Once Romero Trust is fully formed, it will be one of the largest educational providers in the country. It is a very exciting prospect. I am keen for you to understand the very close working relationship the other CSELs have with the bishop through myself and the diocesan education team. The landscape in Salford is that CSELs are part of that team; the strength of these relationships help measure our impact and in delivering the bishop’s vision for our schools 2030: “Rebuilding the church, fit for future generations”. This is a job, of course, but it is so much more: it is a demonstrable service of vocation and alignment of the mission of the church across all our schools’ estate, the ‘family of God in Salford’.
We look forward to receiving your application and, perhaps, meeting you, to discuss how you see yourself being part of that mission to bring joy through service to the Romero Catholic Academy Trust in the Diocese of Salford.
Yours sincerely in Christ,
Director and Episcopal Delegate for Education
Diocese of Salford
Thank you for your interest in the post of Catholic Senior Executive Leader at Romero Catholic Academy Trust. We hope that this information pack and the material on our website will provide you with information to support your application.
What is distinctive about the Romero Catholic Academy Trust? As a Catholic Academy Trust, our first duty is to maintain and develop our schools as living faith communities inspired by the gospel. Inspired by our Catholic faith we are committed to provide the best education for all our pupils to ensure they reach their full potential.
Under the excellent leadership of our current CSEL, our Trust has grown from the six schools who originally joined Romero Catholic Academy Trust to fifteen, soon to be sixteen, schools. Developing strong relationships and local partnerships between our schools has been an essential driver to this growth.
Each of our schools has its own individual identity based on our shared values. The CSEL and central team ensure that the priorities and perspectives of each school can be heard within our Trust. Led by the CSEL and central team, our schools continue to further increase collaborative approaches where they work together for the benefit of their communities and the Trust as a whole. Our directors value strong relationship s with the local governing bodies of the individual schools.
It is an exciting time to join the Trust, over the next few years, the Trust will quickly grow to include all the schools in the Trusteeship of Salford Diocese in Blackburn with Darwen, Calderdale and Lancashire. This growth will include the further development of the central team and services to provide the necessary support and challenge to our schools to ensure they all provide an exceptional Catholic education for our children.
The appointment of our next Catholic Senior Executive Leader is key to the continued development of the Trust. We are looking for an exceptional Catholic Senior Executive Leader with strong strategic capabilities and clarity of vision who will support and embrace the ethos of the Romero Catholic Academy Trust to lead the Trust into the future.
Chair of Directors
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