There has been a history of the education departments of the North West Catholic Dioceses working together over the past 25 years. The Catholic Training Partnership (CTP) was formally established in 2005 with grant aid from a national organisation.

The training partnership is the official CPD organisation for Catholic education, including all Catholic schools and colleges,  under the guidance of the relevant Diocesan education departments and on behalf of the Bishops of the five Dioceses.

In 2014, the partnership was re-named the 'North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership' (NWCDTP) and its provision was extended...

The NWCDTP group consists of Diocesan representatives from each Department and Headteachers from various phases of education, including Teaching Schools.


The group meets every half term in each Diocese in turn, to plan, organise, co-ordinate and administer its work...

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