Friday, 11 November 2011

New Director of Catholic Education

The Catholic Herald reports that Oona Stannard has resigned from her role as Director of the Catholic Education Service of England and Wales (CESEW), for personal reasons.

I hope that she has not got health problems, and wish her well; but I cannot pretend that I am sorry to see her go. The CESEW has signally failed to fulfil its mission to promote Catholic education. Instead it has overseen schools that are scarcely worthy of the label Catholic, and negotiations that were more capitulations vis-a-vis an anti-Catholic political class. To add insult to injury, we were then told these negotiations had ben successful.

Let us hope and pray that Fr Marcus Stock, who is taking over on a temporary basis, has the desire, wisdom and courage to put CESEW back on track. I understand that that is likely to be the case...

5 comments:

Richard Collins said...

Let's hope that the new, finally appointed candidate does not have the initials "PB".

Ttony said...

Pray God she was sacked, and that this is a way of letting her save face!

At the risk of sounding trite, her successor could be much better, or much worse, or somewhere in between - does anybody know a good, credible, available, candidate for "much better"?

Ben Trovato said...

Do you fancy the job, Ttony?

EFpastor emeritus said...

A new beginning, D.v.

Ttony said...

Hmmmmmm. I could do some real damage there!

I taught for some years before realising that teaching was definitely not my vocation.

I think this is one post which (assuming it has to exist in the first place - discuss) ought to be filled by a trained teacher with a variety of experience in different sorts of Catholic school.