Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Liverpool Counts Quality Mark for Maths

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School is proud to be taking part in Liverpool Counts Quality Mark (LCQM). The LCQM is part of a varied programme of strategies targeted at improving mathematics results for the city’s children.

The specific remit of the Quality Mark is to tackle the negative attitudes which may be prevalent in some areas of our broader society towards numeracy and Mathematics.

In Cardinal Heenan, we aim to challenge these widely held views and promote a culture where our pupils readily understand the impact good numeracy skills and mathematics qualifications can have on the social, financial, health and employment aspects of their lives.

We also aim to support teachers and other adults in our school to encourage pupils to make connections in their numeracy and mathematics lessons to real life contexts and with other areas of their school life. This is embedded across the school in all curriculum areas.

As a school, we recently took part in National Number Day raising money for the NSPCC; in total we raised £347.26. This was from all staff and students participating in Numeracy starters in all lessons across the school. Activities throughout the day that were a success include: ‘Guess the number of sweets in the jar’, ‘How long is the piece of string’, ‘Estimate the mean age of the maths department in months’ and the Form Class Grid of picking a number.

We are already seeing the positive impact of our work on the boys in our school.

Miss McCabe and Miss Tisdale Numeracy Co-ordinators

Mathematics at Cardinal Heenan

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Machiavellian (adjective)

Subject which uses this term: English Literature; Drama; History; Politics

Meaning: cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous.

For example: ‘Mrs Lyons is Machiavellian. She manipulates Mrs Johnstone into giving up her baby. She uses Mrs Johnstone’s superstitious nature to ensure she gets what she wants.’

MRS. LYONS: You do know what they say about twins, secretly parted, don’t you?


MRS. LYONS: They say…they say that if either twin learns that he once was a pair, that they shall both immediately die. It means, Mrs. Johnstone, that these brothers shall grow up, unaware of the other’s existence. They shall be raised apart and never, ever told what was once the truth. You won’t tell anyone about this, Mrs. Johnstone, because if you do, you will kill them."

Thought for the Week


"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

2017-18 Options Booklet

Year 7 Prospectus

Year 7 Parents' Handbook

Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Outlines