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Cardinal Heenan Celebrates Good Ofsted Inspection Report
Pupils celebrate their good Ofsted report with head teacher Elizabeth Cox. Picture: Patrick Sice
Staff and pupils at Cardinal Heenan are celebrating the school’s “good” rating by Ofsted inspectors.
A report on has just been issued following a two-day inspection (4-5 June 2014).
Inspectors reviewed and evaluated the achievement of pupils; quality of teaching; behaviour and safety of pupils; and leadership and management. Cardinal Heenan was judged to be ‘good’ in all key respects. Inspectors say that the school’s work to keep children safe is ‘outstanding’.
The inspection report concludes that standards at Cardinal Heenan ‘are high across a wide range of subjects’ and that ‘the majority of students make good progress’.
The report praises the school’s leaders for ‘relentless focus on teaching, resulting in higher standards and faster progress.’
Inspectors applaud Cardinal Heenan for its ‘strong focus on academic subjects’. They state: ‘Over double the average proportion of students are successful in achieving the English Baccalaureate (GCSEs at grades C and above in English, mathematics, science, a language and a humanities subject).’
Inspectors say that ‘current Year 10 and 11 students are confidently set at least to match the same high standards’ as in 2013, when 71% of Cardinal Heenan pupils passed five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and mathematics.
Head teacher, Elizabeth Cox, said ‘I am very pleased that the report congratulates our pupils on their high achievement in English, mathematics, religious education, languages, geography and history.’
David Murray chair of governors at the school, said: “The inspection team highlight many outstanding aspects of Cardinal Heenan in the report. They recognise significant recent improvements here and approve our plans to raise standards even further. I am proud to be a governor of this successful school.”
The full Ofsted report may be found below:
Success for Unbeatable Team
They are known as the ‘unbeatable’ all conquering football team who haven’t been beaten in two years.
Our tireless Year 8 footballers have achieved repeated outstanding success during their first two years in high school.
This season’s Cardinal Heenan Year 8 squad have even bettered an outstanding Year 7.
Their honours this year include: the West Yorkshire FA County Cup; the Don Revie Leeds Schools Cup; the North West League Championship; the Leeds League Champions Cup and the Merit Table Champions Shield.
Teacher Mr Teggart, the team’s football coach, said: “They have still to lose to a school from Leeds.
“Over these two years the team have won everything they have been entered into, aside from the National Cup, a notoriously difficult competition to win, especially for a school of our size.
“Last year was a clean sweep of the competitions in West Yorkshire. Aside from losing the first game they played, the boys went on a 24 match unbeaten run.
“In 2014-15 they have bettered superb Year 7 achievements, winning five trophies and reaching the last 32 of the national schools cup, a tournament entered by 707 teams.
“Losing to Chorlton High School, Manchester, was their only defeat of a 22 game season. All other games were wins.”
Last year, in their first season of high school football, the Cardinal Heenan team won: the Leeds schools Five-A-Side Competition; the West Yorkshire Schools Five-A-Side Tournament; the North West League; the Leeds Schools Cup; the Leeds league Champions Cup and the Merit Table Champions Shield. They also represented West Yorkshire in the North of England Five-A-Side Championships.
The team includes: Kai Herbert, Emilo Avila-Gonzalez, Jeffery Agyei, Patrick Dooley, Joseph Hemsworth, Daniel Clement, Darragh Kennedy, Harvey O’Brien, Oliver Casey, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Nathan Brady, Harvie Booth, Tristan Brennan and Kian Herbert, all pictured above. Missing from the Yorkshire Evening Post picture is Declan Rose.
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Mr Steve Haworth
Parents, staff and former pupils will be greatly saddened to hear of the untimely death of Mr Stephen Haworth earlier this week. Mr Haworth taught French and Spanish at St Thomas Aquinas Grammar School and then at Cardinal Heenan before moving on to a post as Head of Languages at Corpus Christi High School. Later he became an adviser for Education Bradford and a school inspector. In his role as a consultant to the The National Centre for Languages (CILT), Mr Haworth was instrumental in our school's development as a Language College. He was a frequent visitor to language college activities here. He will be fondly remembered by many as a most dedicated, inspirational, gifted, good-humoured teacher with an infectious enthusiasm for language learning. He helped very many of our pupils to reach the highest standards in languages. I have conveyed the sympathies of the entire Cardinal Heenan community to the Haworth family. The funeral will be held at Lawnswood Crematorium on Wednesday 9 July at 3.00pm. May he rest in peace.
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