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Newsletter Newsletter of Heartlands Academy

Issue 16 Autumn 2014

Shaping the Future with Business


hrough our business partnerhsip with PwC, Rachel Buckingham, Community Director, was delighted to receive an invitation from Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, to attend the recent

Conservative Party Conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. Year 12 students Farheem Ali and Jurana Ahmed accompanied Mrs Buckingham to this prestigious televised event where they spoke about the importance of business engagement and how it has not only raised their aspirations but also helped to open doors that had previously seemed closed. Mrs Buckingham spoke about the importance of embedding business partnerships across the curriculum

Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan with Heartlands students Farheem and Jurana, Mrs Buckingham and Paul Carter from PwC​

and the opportunities this could bring about for its students. Nicky Morgan praised the students for their professionalism and their ability to speak so authoritatively in front of an audience of over 1,500 people. The academy was recognised for its high levels of business engagement which is supported by the Principal, Mrs Jones, a firm believer that all our students can and will achieve. Mrs Buckingham Community Director

Jiaqi Shi was a former student at Heartlands between 2002-07. She is currently undergoing training to become a doctor at Imperial College London, and recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Surgery and Anaesthesia in October. She is due to complete her undergraduate medical training in 2016.


Heartlines issue 16, Summer 2014