Year 7 Bake Off

Two of our year 7 students, Evie (7SH) and her friend Hannah (7NK),  asked if we could run a Bake Off in our Year 7 lessons. Time was on our side and we were able to fit it in.
Students made and decorate a small batch of cupcakes.
The winner was Hannah (7NK), with her design inspired by her dog. Runner up was Ollie Jones (7NK) with a Wolves cupcake design. Students only had one double lesson to bake and design their cakes. Staff were really impressed by the standard and imagination of cakes produced by the students.
Well done everyone!

HeadStart Summer Programme 2018

Looking for something to do this summer? HeadStart are offering free summer activities for young people aged 10 to 16 living in Wolverhampton. Activities are led by local community organisations, and designed to support young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health through fun, free arts and crafts, sports, music, dance, and more.

For more information, including how to book your free places, please visit https://www.headstartonline.co.uk/whatson/

Visit from Professor Michael Coleman

On Friday 6th July Professor Coleman, a Professor of Toxicology from Aston University, visited our Academy and gave a talk to A Level and Year 10 students about his work.  He spoke to them about his own career path and what led him to study toxicology.

Professor Coleman spoke about the different cells in the brain and the impact of drugs on the human brain compared with animal brains and therefore the need for testing on human cellular systems instead of animals.

Professor Coleman continued with an insight into university life and the need to learn independent study skills and to choose a course/career that interests them.  This was followed by a question and answer session as students gained an insight into the research that Professor Coleman carries out and also about University life.

 

 

 

St Edmund’s Gymnastics Team Win Silver

Congratulations to St Edmund’s Gymnastics Team yet again, after the swooping a silver medal in the Black Country Games in Walsall recently.  We have certainly had a fantastic year and it is through the hard work of our gymnasts that we have been so successful. The five gymnasts had a set floor routine to perform which tested strength, balance and agility, and two vaults over a high box. As always they stepped up to the occasion and all performed superbly. Performers were; Christina Clifton, Corrin Smith, Lysia Bayley, Josh Dodd-Matthews & Maja Ura. Well done!

 

Clerical Assistant Vacancy

We are seeking to appoint a Clerical Assistant to provide a clerking service and support for the Clerk to the Board of Directors and Local Academy Committees.

You will support to ensure meetings are properly arranged, efficiently functioned and appropriately minuted.  Support will also be provided to secure the continuity of business.

We are looking for a person who:

  • Has experience of shorthand, or equivalent speed taking accurate minutes and keyboard skills (RSA/OCR Level 2 minimum). Proficient user of Microsoft Office/Email.
  • Has the ability to remain impartial and to be self-motivated.
  • Has good interpersonal and communication skills, including tact and diplomacy; a high degree of confidentiality and discretion; a good command of English, spelling, and grammar and attention to detail.

For more information please see our vacancies page:

http://www.stedmundscloud.co.uk/jobs/clerical-assistant-clerk-support-2/

 

Bishop Cleary Catholic Multi Academy Company

Your place of work will be at: The registered office, c/o St. Edmund’s Catholic Academy

Required – September 2018

Clerical Assistant – Clerk Support

 MAC BAND C -£16,491-17,772 (pro rata)

 Ref -MAC001

15 hours per week – flexible, Term Time only

(Additional hours as necessary, including evenings when minute taking).

We are seeking to appoint a Clerical Assistant to provide a clerking service and support for the Clerk to the Board of Directors and Local Academy Committees.

You will support to ensure meetings are properly arranged, efficiently functioned and appropriately minuted.  Support will also be provided to secure the continuity of business.

We are looking for a person who:

  • Has experience of shorthand, or equivalent speed taking accurate minutes and keyboard skills (RSA/OCR Level 2 minimum). Proficient user of Microsoft Office/Email.
  • Has the ability to remain impartial and to be self-motivated.
  • Has good interpersonal and communication skills, including tact and diplomacy; a high degree of confidentiality and discretion; a good command of English, spelling, and grammar and attention to detail.

Duties will include:

  • Attending a minimum of three evening meetings per half term.
  • Transcribing notes into accurate draft minutes, typing documents, general correspondence and distribution.
  • Photocopying and scanning documents, filing/maintaining filing systems and chasing up information via telephone and email.
  • Checking and entering data, updating and maintaining databases.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. A full Driving Licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

Project Officer Vacancy

This is an exciting time for Catholic educational professionals in Wolverhampton.  A project is now underway to bring together Wolverhampton’s two Catholic Multi Academy Companies and a primary school with the aim of improving school outcomes, increasing collaboration, and gaining efficiencies.

Please see our vacancies page for more information:

http://www.stedmundscloud.co.uk/jobs/project-officer/

 

Closing Date 13/07/2018 12:00
Interview Date 18/07/2018
Project Officer

£21,268-£23,398 

Ref: MAC001

Required September 2018

(Fixed Term for 12 months to August 2019)

This is an exciting time for Catholic educational professionals in Wolverhampton.  A project is now underway to bring together Wolverhampton’s two Catholic Multi Academy Companies and a primary school with the aim of improving school outcomes, increasing collaboration, and gaining efficiencies.

We have an opportunity for a Project Officer. You will provide support to ensure timely completion of our due diligence project and support for all parties in the creation of a new Multi Academy Company.   The culmination of this project will result in a detailed dossier of findings being ready to submit to board for consideration.

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Business Directors, you will play a crucial role sourcing and collating documentation: financial, statutory, regulatory, employment information etc. ensuring the programme runs to time.

Previous experience of working in an environment during a business merger/growth, or a large-scale project would be an advantage, together with excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with colleagues at all levels in the company. We are seeking a self-motivated, organised, enthusiastic and dedicated individual who has an eye for detail, high standards of professionalism and plenty of common sense to join our team.  You must have the ability to travel for multi-site working.

Culture Days 17th & 18th July

As part of our enhanced wider curriculum, St Edmund’s will be holding two enrichment days next week. Replacing the normal timetable, this will be a great opportunity for students to engage in celebrations and festivities during the academy day.

There have been 37 activities to choose from including: cycling, golf, dance, jewellery making, Marvelathon and many more.

For some activities students may have to bring additional equipment as was specified on the advertisement flyers for each activity  A Summer Fayre will be held over the lunchtime period on Tuesday 17 July for which students may need loose change/money. Stalls will include Slush Puppy, Candy Floss, Caribbean BBQ, Hot Dogs, Sweets, Ice Cream Stall, Sponge Throwing, Cakes, Face Painting and Henna Tattoos. Uniform is not required on either day.

Please ensure students come to school with sun protection and water.  Break and lunchtime will take place as normal, however, some activities are taking place off site.

Wolverhampton Young Citizen of the Year Awards

The Award Ceremony of Wolverhampton Young Citizen of the Year 2017 took place last night in the Mayor’s Parlour at the Civic Centre.  It was hosted by the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Phil Page.

Earlier in the year Mrs Knowles, after discussion with Heads of Year, nominated Alisha Swali 13HM and Carina Bougan 10RH for this prestigious award as a result of their valued contribution to the academy and the local community.  Alisha and Carina were notified that they had both been selected as one of the eight finalists and attended at the Civic Centre last week to participate in interviews.

Invitations were sent to Alisha and Carina, together with their parents, and nominator, who all attend the event last night.   Alisha and Carina were presented with their certificates.  Other guests included representatives from Rotary, the City Council, Express & Star, The Way, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Waitrose, who sponsored the event.

Well done girls – we are really proud of you – a remarkable achievement.

 

Principal Retires After 38 Years of Teaching

Friday 31 August will see the retirement of a very special lady who has devoted more than 38 years of her life to the teaching profession.  After obtaining her degree at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Mrs Hughes taught Mathematics in several schools in the Walsall area, moving from one to the next on promotion.  In 1989 she was appointed Head of KS4 at Thomas More Catholic School, taking on the role of Head of Mathematics and Head of House at Stuart Bathurst Catholic High School in 1992 and in 2001 she became Assistant Head Teacher there.  She moved to St Edmund’s Catholic School in September 2007 as Deputy Head.

 

1 July 2013 saw the conversion of St Edmund’s to an academy, changing its name to St Edmund’s Catholic Academy – part of Bishop Cleary Multi Academy Company (BCCMAC), incorporating SS Mary and John’s Catholic Academy, St Michael’s Catholic Academy, SS Peter and Paul’s Catholic Academy and St Teresa’s Catholic Academy.

 

September 2013 was a watershed in St Edmund’s history: a move to a bright, part new, part remodelled premises as a result of a unique collaboration between some of the main partners on Compton Park; St Edmund’s Catholic School, the University of Wolverhampton, the Archdiocese of Birmingham and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, together with Redrow Homes and Wolverhampton Building Schools for the Future team from the Local Authority.

 

Following the retirement of former Principal,  Deirdre Finucane, in August 2014, Mrs Hughes was appointed by the Directors as Principal.  She has taken the academy from strength to strength, achieving ‘Good’ from the Ofsted Inspection in March 2016 and Good during a recent Section 48 RE Inspection in February.

 

The academy is now over-subscribed with approximately 630 children applying for the 200 places available in year 7 in September 2018 and has a thriving Sixth Form.

 

Directors, Representatives, stakeholders, staff, students and friends have a series of events planned in the near future to mark their appreciation of a long career in Education, but most especially for the time spent serving the students and staff of St Edmund’s Catholic Academy.

 

The BCCMAC motto of ‘Learning and Growing Together in Christ’ has certainly been achieved by Mrs Hughes on her journey.  We wish her well as she hopefully meets a relaxing new chapter in her life – but somehow we don’t think so!!! Thank you for your wonderful contribution.