The Catholic Education Commission (CEC) was formally constituted in 1972, with Bishop Francis Thomson as the Episcopal President, James Breen as Chairman and John McKee as Secretary and Education Officer to the Hierarchy. Its function is to advise and assist the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Scotland on all matters pertaining to education and, on its behalf, to promote development in this field.
Membership of the Commission is refreshed every 3 years, with each new Commission defining its own priorities in the form of an action plan. The work of the 13th Commission covered the period November 2008 to June 2011. A report on the work of this Commission can be downloaded from the attachments listed below.
Membership of the 14th Commission, with representatives from each Diocese and other key stakeholders, is listed below. The Action Plan of the 14th Commission can be read or downloaded using the attachment below.
To read the Constitution of the CEC, click here.
Some members of 14th Catholic Education Commission 1st October 2011
|Bishop Joseph Devine||Bishops’ Conference||President|
|Mgr. Ken McCaffrey||Diocese of Dunkeld||Vice-President|
|Mr James McVittie||Diocese of Motherwell||Chair|
|Mrs Elizabeth Robertson||co-opted member||Vice Chair|
|Mr John Brown||co-opted member||Executive|
|Mrs Liz Dornan||CHAPS||Executive|
|Mrs Margaret Lavery||SCES||Executive|
|Mr Michael McGrath||SCES||Executive|
|Mr Laurie Byrne||CHAS||Member|
|Ms Barbara Campbell||co-opted||Member|
|Mr Stephen Campbell||Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh||Member|
|Mr Tony Coultas||Parent||Member|
|Mrs Maria Dorrian||Diocese of Galloway||Member|
|Mr Leonard Franchi||University of Glasgow||Member|
|Sr Patricia Gribbin||co-opted||Member|
|Ms Ellen McBride||Church Reps. on Council Education Committees||Member|
|Mr Gerry McCormick||co-opted||Member|
|Mr Sam McFadden||co-opted||Member|
|Mrs Margaret McFarlane||Diocesan R.E. Advisors||Member|
|Rev. Fr Michael McMahon||Diocese of Paisley||Member|
|Ms Ruth Paterson||Diocese of Aberdeen||Member|
|Mrs Violet Smith||Diocese of Argyll & Isles||Member|
|awaiting nomination||Archdiocese of Glasgow||Member|