Our school relies on the support of a number of outside agencies to ensure that we carry out our responsibilities of care to all students. These include:
Education Welfare Officer (EWO)
Our Inclusion/Attendance officer (Christine Kirkham) works with our EWO (Linda Fitzpatrick) to monitor attendance problems. They also work with pupils and their parents to help with problems affecting attendance.
Carole Haslam is the nurse linked to Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School. She is involved with the provision of vaccinations, medicals, eye tests, counselling and addressing any other personal health problems.
Our consultant educational psychologist is based at Chatsworth Street Family Advisory Centre, her name is Ms Jenny Dutton. She is available for referrals in a range of areas and is a key figure in the statementing process of our students with additional needs.
Safer School Police Officer
The school maintains positive links with Merseyside Police via Eaton Road Police Station. Officers make themselves available to come in and provide advice, speak in assemblies and do home visits where appropriate. Our current SSPO is PC Phil McKeown. He is based on the school site for 2.5 days per week.
STAY SAFE ONLINE
The internet is now part of our everyday lives. Children, young people and adults alike use it to learn, work, play and socialise via their computers, tablets, phones and games consoles.
The internet can be an interesting and fun place to spend time, it can also be a dangerous place if you are not sensible, responsible and don't know how to stay safe online.
Here are some sources of information and advice for students and parents:
The headteacher provides strong leadership to the school. Newly appointed senior leaders have strengthened the school's capacity to improve outcomes for all pupils.
The leadership of teaching is good. The quality of teaching is improving quickly; professional development is a strong feature of the school.
Progress in modern foreign languages is outstanding.
Teachers build strong relationships with pupils to aid learning.
Learners in the sixth form achieve well and the provision is very well led and managed.
The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.
Pupils have an excellent understanding of British values and the nature of life in modern Britain.
The school provides good care and support to pupils. It works effectively with other services to keep vulnerable pupils safe.
Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance and advice.