Supporting schoolS & developing teaching and leadership for 12 years


PE Leader Feedback in 2020, following CSPTSA PE Leader CPLD facilitated by Kanga Sports:

"On a number of occasions, Andrew has either been at the other end of the phone, or come into school to work alongside me to develop our school's curriculum map and PE provision, which was a lifesaver when we got 'the call'.

The service that Andrew has provided really has been invaluable - I would urge any other PE leaders to take the opportunity to work with him if they are looking to improve their PE and sport provision."

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Having worked collaboratively since 2009, The Catholic Schools Partnership was designated as a Teaching Schools Alliance in 2014 and is a respected partnership in Bradford and Keighley, comprising primary and secondary schools of the Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Multi-Academy Trust. In our strong alliance, we have 2 teaching schools: St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Bingley and St Cuthbert & The First Martyrs' Catholic Primary School. We also boast a National Support School - Our Lady of Victories Catholic Primary Academy.

Building on the innovative work carried out by the partnership over the last 12 years, we work with our partners The Diocese of Leeds, Leeds Trinity University, One Education, The Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust and Bradford Local Authority to secure high standards, promote high aspirations and, through our achievement and success, enhance life chances for children and young people in Bradford & Keighley.

From September 2021, our CPD and School Support and Improvement work will continue under the Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust (BCWCAT) name. The Catholic Schools Partnership of Bradford & Keighley name will remain only for ITT and School Direct PGCE activity.

If you want to find out more, or can’t find what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email [email protected] or [email protected], by telephone on 07738 127652 or by dropping into the Coffice, part of the BCWCAT Central Team Offices at St Bede's & St Joseph's, Cunliffe Road, Bradford, BD8 7AP.

Simon Gallacher, Director of CSP

BA(Hons) QTS

Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching

Honorary Fellow of Leeds Trinity University



Our Partnership Prayer

God our loving Father, we ask you to bless our partnership of schools. May our schools be places where the light of Christ is truly present, and where we bear witness to the Good News. Let us never forget that it is a privilege and a responsibility to play a part in the education of the young and may everything we do in the name of our Partnership have a bearing on each child in our care. Lord grant us the wisdom to listen to each other's views, encourage each other with words of hope, and to care for your family with love. Bless all that we seek to do in His name and all those we are called to serve.



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