Our Catholic Schools: their Identity and Purpose, was first published in 1988 and a revised edition produced 1996. Its distinctive red cover earned it the name the ‘Red Book’, and it became a familiar sight in the Diocese. It was given to all newly appointed Foundation Governors, and many schools gave copies to members of staff on appointment as well.
Following many requests, the Red Book has now been fully revised and updated, including references to important new Church documents that have come out over the past decade.
Schools are recommended to make Our Catholic Schools widely available. A copy has been sent to every Head Teacher and Chair of Governors. It is recommended that all existing governors and members of staff are given a copy, as well as new members of staff on appointment. The Diocese will, once again, be giving a copy to all new Foundation Governors on taking up office.
Please order your copies of the Red Book now using the Order Form below. The price is £2 per copy.
'I welcome this third edition of what has become known as the ‘Red Book’, because it gives the Catholic community the opportunity to set out clearly what we mean when we say that Catholic education is at the heart of the Church’s mission in the Diocese of Westminster.'
Archbishop Vincent Nichols