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Where every child is 'known and loved'

Fostering a Community of Compassion and Excellence


HoS Position at St Richard’s Catholic Primary School, Chichester

STARTING DATE: Sunday 1st September 2024 SALARY RANGE: L12 – L18 The Governors of St Richard’s Catholic Primary School are looking to appoint an exceptional individual to become our Head of School. We are seeking an inspirational leader to drive the school forward, in collaboration with our Executive Headteacher, as it continues its journey to […]

Newsletter – Christmas 2023

As the pace of consultation for admission to the Trust increases, it has been extremely beneficial to have Dave Carter as a full-time CEO and, as a result of his tireless work and that of many others, the number of schools joining in the next two years is likely to rise significantly.

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Newsletter – Christmas 2023

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Primary Masterclass Series

The Primary Maths Masterclasses series is now in its second year, and we are delighted that we have been able to welcome all six...

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Catholic Education Trust

Catholic Education Trust opened in 2017 with St Mary’s Catholic Primary and St Philip Howard Catholic Secondary. Annecy Catholic Primary joined in 2019 and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary in 2020. Since then, the Trust has continued to expand with St Paul’s Catholic College (secondary) and three primaries: St Peter’s Catholic Primary, St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary, Our Lady Queen of Heaven joining over the course of 2022.   St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary joined the Trust in 2024.

CEO of CET, Dave Carter, is a National Leader of Education having previously been the Headteacher of SPH, an outstanding Catholic secondary school with a proven track record of raising achievement through school-to-school partnerships.

St John founded the Salesian Order in the 19th Century. He had a profound and compelling vision for education, reaching out to some of the most vulnerable, disaffected and uncared for children in Turin and the surrounding areas. He provided them with faith, hope and love, giving them opportunities and a future that no-one else had afforded them.

Don spoke about the need for children to be ‘known and loved’. The deanery schools chose Don as the patron of the Trust as he encapsulated all that we cherish in Catholic education, providing a model of leadership and education to sustain and nourish us on the exciting journey ahead.

Catholic schools across Arundel & Brighton diocese are working collaboratively, cross-phase, to develop an exciting vision for Catholic education which is fit for the future. Within Sussex, there are 35 schools: 29 primary and 6 secondary. Over time, it is anticipated that other schools within Sussex will join CET, to help develop Catholic education across the South Coast.

Challenge, nurture and inform our students to enable them to take their place in a changing world.

Known & Loved

is a Christ-centred family of Catholic schools, working together as one body to provide an outstanding education for all.

As Catholic schools, we endeavour to develop confident, compassionate, and faithful young people, enabling them to become the person God called them to be.

It is our mission, in the words of St John , to ensure all within our community are ‘known and loved’.

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CET At-A-Glance


Everything we do is rooted in faith and lived out through Gospel values. These principles help guide us to be the best version of ourselves and treat others with kindness and respect.


We are optimistic about the future and see the God-given potential in every individual. We never give up.


We treat every person with loving kindness, and always seek reconciliation when things go wrong.


Our mission is to serve one another with humility. We aim to provide our schools with high-quality, cost-effective services.


We work hard for the greater good, strive for justice and always try to do the right thing.


We are committed to challenging ourselves to offer first-class provision in all that we do. We invest in people and work collaboratively to deliver the best experiences for our young people.

Train to Teach

Looking to start a rewarding career in teaching? Catholic Education Trust, in partnership with Teach SouthEast and University of Sussex, is offering an exciting training opportunity for aspiring teachers.

This program provides a supportive environment to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a successful teacher. From gaining hands-on experience in the classroom to learning from experienced educators, this program will equip you with the tools needed to excel in the field of education. Join us today and discover your potential as a teacher.