News and Community

With over 40 member schools in the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust, as you can imagine, there is plenty of exciting and inspiring news to keep you updated on.

Whether it’s a group of children from one of our schools helping out in the community or supporting a charity, a school sport team enjoying success or an individual winning an award, read all about what’s happening at our fabulous schools.

Latest news

St John Boste presented with LiveSimply Award
St John Boste presented with LiveSimply Award We are delighted to announce that St John Boste Catholic Primary School has …
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Foodbank support & Portrait competition at the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust
BWCET Essential Services Team Support Gateshead Foodbank The staff of BWCET essential services team continue to support our …
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Emmaus Network at the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust
As part of our vision to support exceptional leadership, the first meeting of our Emmaus Network for BWCET primary school …
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Apprenticeship Week at the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust
During apprenticeship week, February 7th-11th, we were delighted to welcome the apprentices working across our Trust into …
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Nick Hurn OBE
A recent article written by our CEO, Nick Hurn OBE, for the Northern Cross
At the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust each individual’s unique talents are recognised and nurtured within a …
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Michelle Saunders
An expert’s view on inspiring youngsters in physics
Dr Michelle Saunders is the year 6 teacher and curriculum lead at St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School in Prudhoe, …
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FreeFlow Info
Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust embraces new technology to help parents have positive impact on their children’s schooling
BWCET has embraced new technology that aims to help schools better communicate with parents. The software enables parents to …
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Poetry Award
Durham A-level student wins Oxford University poetry prize
A Year 13 student from St Leonard’s Catholic School in Durham has won a prestigious poetry competition. Amy Beverley wrote …
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Catering team
Fuelling the minds of the next generation
Most of us enjoy a slap-up meal or even to sample fine dining once in a while, and while the pandemic has encouraged many to …
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Diocese

Under the guidance of Bishop Séamus Cunningham and the Diocesan Board of Trustees, the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle has been on a five-year journey of prayer and reflection, of listening and sharing, and of discipleship and hope. This has resulted in the developing of 18 Partnerships of local parishes through which laity, religious and clergy are committed to building God’s Kingdom and to ensuring that there is a thriving and sustainable Catholic community for the future.

As we continue our journey together, it is important to re-establish a clear Vision and Mission for our Diocese to help us focus our talents, energies and prayers on the things that are most important. A Diocesan Strategy Group, working with the Diocesan Board of Trustees, has produced a Vision and Mission statement for the Diocese. The group has also drawn upon the expertise of people from across the Diocese to develop a set of Values and Behaviours. These have all been endorsed by Bishop Séamus and the Diocesan Trustees.

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