Governors have been active in recruiting highly gifted teams of well-qualified subject teachers and specialist staff. I am delighted to welcome the following new staff to Cardinal Heenan: Mr A Wickremaratne, Curriculum Leader for Religious Education; Miss Bell, Mrs Brunton and Miss Deedigan Teachers of English; Miss Griffiths, Assistant Curriculum Leader for Mathematics; Mr Brayshaw, Miss Mawer and Miss H Schiedermeier, Teachers of Mathematics; Dr Casttelino, Dr Chugg and Mr Henderson, Teachers of Science; Mr Molloy, Teacher of History; Mr Dobson, Teacher of Languages; Mr Milligan, Music Instructor; and Year Managers Mr Birtles and Mrs Price. Following their recent weddings, Miss Barnes, Chaplaincy Co-ordinator, has become Mrs Holder and Miss Scott is now Mrs Millington. Several staff were privileged to attend the ordination of Fr Joshua Hilton, our new Priest Chaplain, during the summer. It was my pleasure to welcome him to the school on Wednesday when he met staff and pupils. He will be actively involved in shaping Chaplaincy and the Catholic Life of the school in the coming weeks. I congratulate staff on significant promotions to important roles: Mrs. Welbourne and Mrs. Powell Wiffen have joined School Leadership as Assistant Headteachers. Mr R O’Flanagan, Director of Science, and Mr Mangan, Director of Mathematics, have become Associate Assistant Headteachers. Mr Easter becomes a Literacy Co-ordinator. All took up their new duties at the start of term.