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Caring for and challenging our schools
Diocesan canonical inspections enable the Church to assess the work of Catholic schools systematically. They also provide an opportunity to support, challenge, evaluate, and promote this vital work in the mission of the Church.The Catholic community recognises the importance of school self-evaluation as a continuous process that is complemented from time to time by external inspection. Self-evaluation makes an important contribution to inspections. It provides the school and the inspectors with a means of ensuring that inspection covers matters of potential significance to the school. The purpose of inspection is to assist the school in its continuing work of self-evaluation through the identification of particular strengths, of areas requiring further improvement, and of progress made since the last inspection.The diocesan canonical inspection evaluation schedule and accompanying inspection handbook set out the requirements which will enable a full evaluation of the school's Catholic Life, Collective Worship and its provision, work and achievements in the field of Religious Education to be carried out . This procedure will ensure that each school is treated in the same manner and that there is comparability between inspections with a common approach to reporting.
Inspectors, please follow the links below for Diocesan Canonical Inspection documentation.
Schools, please follow the links below for DCI documentation.
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