St Winefride's Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

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St Winefride's Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

Leeds diocese


Our Catholic Schools

This evangelising mission is exercised through the diverse interaction of Catholic schools with their local parishes, families, societies and cultures they serve. Diocesan staff, together with colleagues in the Property Department, support schools to ensure that they are successful and act in accordance with the Trust Deed of the Diocese. This involves offering advice and direction on a broad range of educational matters such as: RE and curriculum issues; Catholic life of a school; staffing and recruitment; governance; legal matters, admissions and capital developments. In order to do this, the team works closely with local authorities, the Department for Education, Regional organisations and Ofsted. Strong partnerships are key and the team values the support of the Catholic Education Service.

The vicariate staff working principally with schools are:


  • Canon Timothy Swinglehurst, Episcopal Vicar for Education who on behalf of the Bishop provides episcopal oversight of the work of the Vicariate, supported by:
  • Fr Martin Kelly, Co-ordinator for School Lay Chaplains.
  • Angela Cox OBE, Director for Education
  • Julie Noble Deputy Director for Education (Mon – Tues)
  • Caroline Hyde Deputy Director for Education (Mon – Weds)
  • Christopher Devanny, Religious Education Co-ordinator for Schools
  • Angela Wicken, Governance and Admissions Officer (Mon/Weds/Fri)


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