The Diocesan Education Service is committed to working with our headteachers and governors to secure the future of our Catholic schools within the Diocese of Nottingham; we also recognise our shared responsibility to contribute to the common good of Catholic education nationally.

One key aspect of securing the future of Catholic schools locally and nationally depends on having a reliable, continuous supply of effective and enthusiastic Catholic leaders at all levels.

We think it is vital to collect, collate, evaluate and share data about schools and leaders across the diocese to enable us to work productively with governors, school leaders, local authorities, the Catholic Education Service (CES), the National College and a wide range of providers of leadership and management training and development programmes to secure and sustain effective leadership in our schools.

Attached to this article you will find survey sheets for those holding the post of headteacher, deputy headteacher and assistant headteacher posts.   In order to support this data gathering process, those holding school leadership posts should complete the relevant form and return it to the DES upon request.  Forms may be returned by post in hard copy or sent electronically as an attachment to

Please note that, we will not share any personal data or information collected via these forms. We will however share the outcomes of collated data with the CES, the National College, local authorities, governors and headteachers, as we judge necessary and appropriate.

Thank you for your help and support in this matter.