More than 500 Catholic headteachers are today attending a conference on Catholic schools, organised by the Catholic Herald. The conference is being addressed by Mrs Shirley Williams. the secretary of State for Education and Science. and the Conservative spokesman on education Mr Norman St John-Stevas. Bishop David Konsiant will also be addressing the conference which is being chaired by Professor Kevin Keohane principal of the Boehampton Institute of Higher Education.
1 he Catholic Herald has been flooded with requests from headteachers to attend the conference and it is now been seen as a major initiative on Catholic education. A full report will be carried in next week's paper.
• Bishop Holland of Salford is inviting senior staff and priests who are managers of governors of Catholic schools to a conference on the Catholic school. The conference is to be repeated in four venues throughout the diocese and later a similar of conference will be held for teachers in the diocese.
Bishop Holland says that the conferences will be aimed at 'an examination and reinforcement of those qualities which should characterise our schools as truly Catholic, 'He hopes the conference will consolidate the good work of many years in Catholic education and to give direction and new impetus for the future.'