Depute Head Teachers from Catholic secondary schools across Scotland gathered together recently to discuss how they are “Shining the Light of Faith” through the work they do with young people in schools. At the Conforti Institute in Coatbridge, these Deputes gathered for their annual conference to share experience, to support each other and to be encouraged and inspired by the experience and insights of others and by their shared faith tradition.
Participants heard from Maureen McKenna, Executive Schools’ Director for Glasgow City Council, who encouraged them to be clear about the values which Catholic schools promote and to support colleagues in delivering these values for all young people. Michael McGrath, Director of SCES, addressed some challenging questions to each of the participants, asking them to ensure that, even in the midst of their busy school schedules, their personal faith shone through all their work with pupils, colleagues and parents. (Michael’s presentation is available here.)
In the afternoon session, participants heard from Monsignor Michael Regan, Administrator of St Mary’s RC Cathedral in Edinburgh, who spoke about how teachers are supported in their work by the Teachings of the Church. The conference ended with the cekebration of Mass.
Some speakers and participants at the CHAS Deputes’ Conference.