Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Local MP Mention

On Wednesday 9 July Stephen Twigg MP made a speech in Parliament about education, youth unemployment and careers advice. During this he said:

"We need to achieve a cultural change involving independent advice and guidance in schools. The shadow Secretary of State spoke about that, and we must get it right. Some schools do get it right, and we should praise them. In the Budget debate, I spoke about Cardinal Heenan school in my constituency, which has done some fantastic work."

Cardinal Heenan is proud to offer our students a wide range of opportunities to visit local employers, take part in industry days and workshops at local universities in order to help them decide their future career or study path. In fact Ofsted noted in their last visit that: "The quality of care, guidance and support for students is of high quality."

In February, for example, all of our Year 8s had the opportunity to spend a day at the University of Liverpool while a group of Year 11 students were invited to visit the site of the new £250 million Alder Hey Children's Hospital during Apprenticeship Week (3 - 7 March 2014).

Stephen Twigg represents Liverpool West Derby and had formerly held the position of Shadow Secretary of State for Education; he is now Shadow Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform.

Read his full speech here.

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."

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