Monday 24th April 2017

Headteacher Retires after 30 Years

Mr Dave Forshaw is retiring on Friday 24 May having led the school for the last nine years. He was deputy head for thirteen years before that and originally joined the school in 1983 as an English teacher.

Mr Forshaw said: "The decision to retire was not an easy one however the timing now feels right having overseen a successful move to a brand new building and our best exam results to date. Cardinal Heenan's sporting record speaks for itself and I am incredibly proud of the progress we have made in this arena since becoming a specialist sports college in 2001.

"I would like to thank all students past and present for their huge contribution to my career and the success of the school; the dedicated team of staff here for all their hard work and the parents for their generous support. I will miss you all however I will hopefully be popping back from time to time for prize giving nights and sports award evenings.

He concluded: "Cardinal Heenan will always hold a very special place in my heart and I wish Ms Smyth and the whole school community every success for the future."

Ms Karen Smyth is currently deputy head of Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School and will become interim head for the remainder of the academic year.

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