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Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Gateshead

EDM number 647 in 2014-15, proposed by Ian Mearns on 17/12/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Schools and Ofsted.

That this House recognises Cardinal Hume School's latest achievement in being highlighted yet again by Ofsted in its document which highlights schools that provide excellent solutions with regard to Closing the Gap; recalls that Cardinal Hume Catholic School is a secondary converter academy in Gateshead that serves a largely white British community with above average levels of deprivation; notes that in this school all students, regardless of background, make outstanding progress and end up with GCSE results well above the national average; further notes that a large number of children are eligible for the pupil premium but there is little difference between their attainment and that of other students; welcomes the fact that the school achieved outstanding in every category in its 2014 inspection and has been repeatedly highlighted by Ofsted for its highly successful initiatives in raising standards through a focus on reading, speaking and listening, and writing; further recalls the school has been at the forefront of raising achievement for white working class children and the disadvantaged and disengaged for many years and has had considerable success in this area; and further notes that in addition the school has been highlighted by Ofsted as a school of good practice for the teaching of Literacy (Raising Standards through Literacy, Cardinal Hume Catholic School 2013) and that this work has led to members of the senior staff touring England, visiting some of the most challenging areas in the country in order to support others in their quest to raise standards and tackle underachievement.

This motion has been signed by a total of 5 MPs.

Ian Mearns17/12/2014GatesheadLabourProposed
David Amess18/12/2014Southend WestConservativeSeconded
Mary Glindon18/12/2014North TynesideLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon06/01/2015StrangfordDUPSeconded
Ronnie Campbell07/01/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded

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