The St Andrew’s Foundation is pleased to invite contributors to this blog. Contributions are welcome on any aspect of Catholic Education but are particularly encouraged in the following areas: 

  • Examination of the philosophical and theological foundations of Catholic Education
  • Exploration of the history of Catholic Education in Scotland and its relevance to today
  • Critical evaluations of the policy, curriculum and guidance documents which govern the teaching of RE in Scotland (primary or secondary)
  • Reflections on the lived experience of teaching Catholic Religious Education in schools
  • Sharing of good practice in the Catholic classroom or wider school, in the parish or home
  • Practitioner enquiry into any aspect of Catholic religious / spiritual / moral formation, pastoral care, etc.
  • Reports on wider formation initiatives in the Catholic school e.g. mental health promotion, chaplaincy, retreats, prayer, pilgrimages
  • Reflections on international developments in Catholic Education, including practice from other jurisdictions, and the potential ramifications for the Scottish system

We invite contributions from scholars, teachers, students, clergy, and  parents, as well as those involved more broadly in other aspects of Catholic Education and formation.

Contributions should be between 600-800 words in length and should be directed towards a wide readership. If contributors wish to submit longer pieces of up to 1200 words, please contact the editors to discuss. All contributions and/or queries should be submitted to