The Emmaus Roman Catholic Academy Trust (CAT) is one of three CATs within the Diocese of Salford.  The Emmaus CAT serves the Roman Catholic schools within Manchester, Oldham, Stockport, Trafford and Tameside.  The key strength of all of the schools is that they are all distinctive and rooted within their parish communities. We intend to maintain the distinctive nature of each of the schools whilst sharing recognised good practice across the board to build an established Trust of excellence.

The Emmaus CAT will enable a school to continue its journey in a truly collaborative environment with like minded schools where children are nurtured in such a way that they are able to develop fully, contribute positively to society and acquire a true sense of responsibility and freedom.  We are proud to work both with our fellow Catholic MATs across the Diocese of Salford and a wide range of other schools and MATs across the region.  In our CAT we share our unconditional support of the vulnerable and the challenged. Our commitment to parents is to care for, support and educate their child to the highest possible standards.

By joining our CAT we are able to share collaborative strategies on school improvement, curriculum, staff development, initial teacher training, resource planning and strengthen the capacity of individual schools.

The Emmaus CAT reflects the journey that Jesus made after his resurrection.  The Walk to Emmaus offers today's disciples, our whole CAT community, a parallel opportunity to rediscover Christ's presence in our lives, to gain fresh understanding of God's transforming grace, and to form friendships that foster faith and support spiritual development.

We aim to journey together with Christ, to recognise the Lord in our midst and to bear witness to the good news of God in Jesus Christ.

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