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Networking Volume 21, Issue 3 Autumn Term 2020 7

contents welcome

CAFOD Update ..................................................................................................................... 2 - 5

Is religious selection in our schools compatible with social justice?........................... 8 by John Harris

Conference on Academies and Catholic Education, A Reflection from History...... 12 by Peter Boylan KSG

How do Catholic schools serve the goal of social justice?........................................ 16 by Carolyn Malsher and Louise McGowan

The Welsh Government is making changes to the curriculum, and it could spell disaster for Catholic schools......................................................................................... 19 by James Spencer

News from CATSC......................................................................................................... 20

ATCRE Update............................................................................................................... 26 by Matthew Dell, Chair of ATCRE

CISC News..................................................................................................................... 28

Child Poverty and COVID 19, One Community’s Response ..................................... 32 by Willie Slavin and Suzanne Wilson

News from Scotland...................................................................................................... 34

The Catholic School as a Health Centre of the Spirit ................................................ 36 by Raymond Friel

We are living in unprecedented times. Autumn term is usually when teaching staff bring together the various cohorts of pupils in their charge. Now it is a time to ensure they can keep them apart. I imagine there will be members of the teaching profession agonising over whether they have taken enough precautions to protect colleagues and students. There will also be lots of students wondering if they are safe or if they are maybe passing on the virus to teaching staff or family at home.

One thing we can be certain of is that our teaching staff, for all the pressure they constantly work under, are rising up to the challenge, They are leading from the front as always.

What is researching Catholic education all about? ................................................... 38 by Sean Whittle

News Roundup.............................................................................................................. 40 by Willie Slavin

Book & Media Review................................................................................................... 43 by Willie Slavin

Mission Together .......................................................................................................... 46

I hope you can make time to enjoy this very full edition of Networking and maybe you will find something of interest that will induce you to put pen to paper and submit a response.

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John Clawson Editor

Our mission is to serve as a forum where Catholic heads, teachers and other interested parties can exchange opinions, experiences, and insights about innovative teaching ideas, strategies, and tactics. We welcome— and regularly publish—articles written by members of the Catholic teaching community. Here are answers to some basic questions about writing for Networking - Catholic Education Today.

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Closing Date for Copy - Volume 22 Issue One – Winter Term 2021 edition - Copy to Editor by 11th December 2020. Published to schools 11th January 2021.

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