Mr Heywood

How long have you worked at St Cuthbert's?

16 years but I was a student here too.

Can you share a favourite memory about St Cuthbert's?

Awards Evening 2016; The reaction of the family of student Ellie C ( Yr 11 at the time), when she won the Spirit of Unity Award. Ellie had joined us after a rocky time at another school and I had mentored her here for her time with us. I was delighted to be able to present her with this well-earned award.

What made you go into teaching/working in a supporting role in school?

After completing work experience in a school I realised that I wanted to work with and help young people.

What is the best bit of advice you can give to your students?

Be an individual. Don't follow the crowd and ensure that you use your talents. Never give up!

What do you enjoy most about working at St Cuthbert's?

Seeing our students grow in confidence andstart to believe in themselves. Also the cameraderie between staff and students.