Catholic Leadership Programme 2018

The Catholic Leadership Programme (CLP) 2018

“The best CPD I have undertaken in my 25 years as a teacher. I have listened to so many wonderful, inspirational speakers”. (CLP delegate 2016)

We are currently inviting applications for the next cohort of the Catholic Leadership Programme which will run from January to December 2018.

The CLP is now in its thirteenth year and continues to be popular, successful and, more importantly, of great value to leadership development in Catholic Schools and Colleges in the North West of England.

The CLP is offered under the umbrella of the North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership (NWCDTP), which includes the Dioceses of Lancaster, Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Salford and the Archdiocese of Liverpool. There are 74 delegates currently participating in the 2017 programme and we are hoping for similar numbers in 2018.

I am attaching a copy of the CLP brochure for 2018 and I would urge you to read the details carefully. Those headteachers who have nominated staff for the programme in previous years will be familiar with the content and structure of the CLP. However it is worth noting that we have kept the cost unchanged for the past five years in order to help ensure that the programme offers excellent value for money. We have also specifically tried to fix the calendar and timings of events to ensure minimum disruption to schools.

Not only is the CLP excellent preparation for headship of a Catholic school or college, it provides a solid foundation for senior leaders at all levels as well as those who aspire to senior leadership. We would therefore like to invite you to put forward for the programme the names of colleagues who may fall into the following categories:

  • Headteachers, Deputy and Assistant Headteachers;
  • Strong middle leaders likely to aspire to senior leadership;
  • Business Managers, Bursars, Site Managers who are part of the Senior Leadership Team.


Delivering Professional Development for the Dioceses of:

Lancaster † Wrexham † Shrewsbury † Salford † & Liverpool Archdiocese

The programme is endorsed by and has the patronage of the North West Bishops and Diocesan Directors of Education.  Completion of the programme is figuring more and more in the selection process by governors when appointing to senior leader posts including headship.  This is because the CLP continues to be recognised as a model for formation for Catholic School leadership across the UK.

Please let Angela Williams know the name of a potential course member(s) by completing the attached application form by 1st December 2017. It can be returned to Angela at:

Office for Education

Cathedral Centre

3 Ford Street

Salford M3 6DP

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 0161 817 2204     Fax: 0161 372 9991

The cost of the programme is £950 (primary)/ £1,250 (secondary) per delegate and payment can be spread over two financial years.

2018 Details -The CLP

Application Form 2018

CLP outline 2018