D&C Catholic Schools’ Support Service

Reflective Framework

Catholic Ethos: A Framework for Self Reflection (pdf)

Terms of Reference for RE and Ethos Link Governors (pdf)

A Guide for the Framework for Self Reflection (pdf)


Audits of School Ethos

Section 1: Mission (updated)

Section 2: Religious Education (updated)

Section 3: Catholic Leadership (updated)

Section 4: Learning and Teaching (updated)

Section 5: Inclusion and Diversity (updated)

Section 6: Social Justice and Respect for the Environment (updated)

Section 7: Partnership and Community Outreach (updated)


Charter and Survey Templates

The revised Charter templates provide guidance for schools to use in conjunction with their positive behaviour policies.  These templates will provide a means through which to structure discussion around positive behaviour in classes and engage children in discussion at their respective level.

These template Charters can be used in conjunction with school or class rules.  You may wish to include your class/school rules or a quotation from your Positive Behaviour Policy on the reverse.

The ideas are suggestions and schools may wish to use their class rules instead.

To assist schools in the self-evaluation process a number of Survey templates have been reviewed and revised:

  • Staff
  • Parent/Carer
  • Primary 4
  • Primary 6
  • Post-Primary

All documents are presented in WORD format and can be personalised to include the school name, crest, mission statement/strapline/motto and changed to meet the school’s needs.

We hope you find these documents useful and we appreciate any feedback on their usefulness, appropriateness and any suggestions for improvement.

You can contact Joan Agnew in the office:  dctrusteeservice@downandconnor.org

Charter Templates (Word Documents)

Nursery FS Charter Template (L)

Nursery FS Charter May 2021 (P)

Key Stage 1 Charter Template (L)

Key Stage 1 Charter May 2021 (P)

Key Stage 2 Charter May 2021

Post Primary Charter May 2021

Staff Charter November 2021


Survey Templates (Word Documents)

Staff Survey Template May 2021

Parent-Carer Survey Template May 2021

P4 Pupil Survey Template May 2021

P6 Pupil Survey Template May 2021

Post Primary Pupil Survey Template May 2021


Presentation on Catholic Social Teaching

Presentation on Catholic Social Teaching

Accompanying Notes for Presentation on Catholic Social Teaching