Art & Technology Exhibition – 6.00pm 28th June 2017

Over the last few days year 11 pupils have been working hard in their GCSE Art exam. This year pupils have again produced some fantastic work. St Edmund’s is really looking forward to showing off this work along with other examples in the Art & Technology Exhibition on 28th June this year in the Technology Department.

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Well done all and keep up the good work.

Former Student Represents The Queen’s Royal Hussars in Bavaria

A former student at St Edmund’s Catholic Academy, Wolverhampton, described by his former Head of Year as ‘A bit of a tearaway in his early years!’ has certainly turned his life around and given his former secondary school something to be proud of!

St Edmund’s were recently advised that Trooper Levi Coyne, former student from 2006 to 2011, now aged 21, was one of four hundred soldiers who were involved in Exercise Saber Junction 17.  Levi played a key part in this exercise as driver of a Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and was representing The Queen’s Royal Hussars in Bavaria, Southern Germany.  A total of 4,500 soldiers from 13 NATO contributing nations took part.

 

Levi commented ‘It has been very challenging.  The ground is very boggy and has lots of tight wood blocks making it difficult to manoeuvre around.  It’s not terrain we are familiar with so you have to be vigilant all the time to make sure a track doesn’t slip or that the tank gets bogged down.  Although I am a junior member of the crew we are all learning and it’s a case of remembering your key soldiering skills and working together to overcome problems when we encounter them’.

 

Levi, an avid Wolves supporter, said how much he was enjoying his time with the Regiment in Germany travelling and seeing many of the attractions that Europe has to offer.

 

Principal, Maggie Hughes commented, ‘I am happy that St Edmund’s has provided Levi with the learning, knowledge and skills to carry out this demanding role responsibly and courageously.  The opportunities with which he is being provided will help develop his character, resilience and spirit.  We are very proud of him indeed’.

 

 

Trooper Levi Coyne QRH

Sixth Form Prayer Competition

We ran a Sixth Form Prayer Competition last term and the winners were Georgia Everiss (Year 12) and Isabella Rumpler-Hart (Year 12). Their prayer was chosen to be used in assemblies and in tutor periods across Sixth Form. It was a hard decision and we had some really touching and creative entries, but we felt that this prayer was perfect for everyday use in Sixth Form and had a real feeling of positivity, reflection and community. Both girls received a £30 voucher and all entries received boxes of chocolates. The winning prayer as well as the other entries will be on display in Sixth Form.

 

Vacancy for Teacher of Drama

Do you have the ambition and determination to secure positive outcomes for our young people? Are you an outstanding teacher with a track record of excellent results and good practice, then we want to hear from you.

St Edmund’s Catholic Academy mission is to nurture the gifts and talents of every student and every member of staff and, as such, is a very supportive, special place to work.

We are seeking a well-qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated Teacher of Drama to join our dynamic and successful Department. You will be involved with the annual programme of Liturgical events, weekly enrichment activities and annual showcase events within the Performing Arts Department.

This post is suitable for either newly qualified teachers, or more experienced teachers. The successful applicant will teach Drama at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. At Key Stages 4 and 5 you may also need to teach BTEC or other vocational courses.

Being an excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills, the successful candidate will receive a comprehensive induction and professional development opportunities.

For more information go to our vacancy page:

http://www.stedmundscloud.co.uk/jobs/teacher-of-drama/

Vacancy for Technology Technician

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you enthusiastic, self-motivated and an adaptable individual who wants to join an outstanding department in this oversubscribed Academy?

This role may suit you if you have excellent DIY and workshop skills.  Training will be given to operate band saw, circular saw, pillar drill, metal/woodworking lathe and milling machine, CAD/CAM although previous experience will be an advantage.

Successful applicants will:

  • Have an understanding of health & Safety implications and workshop practice
  • Be able to prioritise and plan effective support for multiple areas
  • Be an excellent communicator who develops positive relationships with students and staff alike
  • Willingness to work in a busy school environment

For more information go to our vacancy page: http://www.stedmundscloud.co.uk/jobs/technology-technician/

 

Vacancy for Teacher of Computer Science

We are seeking a well-qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated full time Teacher of Computer Science to join our dynamic and successful Department.

Do you have the ambition and determination to secure positive outcomes for our young people? Are you an outstanding teacher with a track record of excellent results and good practice, then we want to hear from you.

St Edmund’s Catholic Academy mission is to nurture the gifts and talents of every student and every member of staff and, as such, is a very supportive, special place to work.

This post is suitable for either newly qualified teachers, or more experienced teachers. The successful applicant will teach Computer Science at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. At Key Stages 4 and 5 you may also need to teach BTEC or other vocational courses.

Closing Date: 26/06/2017 12:00

Interview Date:03/07/17

For more information please click on the link below or take a look at our vacancies page.

http://www.stedmundscloud.co.uk/jobs/teacher-of-computer-science-2/

 

The Pope’s request for a minutes silence for Peace

The Pope Requested a Minute Silence for Peace

Today our staff and students either had 1 minute of silent prayer for peace or said prayers for peace in their form time.

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has appealed for prayers and international participation in the “One Minute for Peace” initiative to be held Thursday, 8 June, at 1:00 PM Rome time.

He said the initiative represents “a short moment of prayer on the recurrence of the meeting in the Vatican between me, the late Israeli President Peres, and the Palestinian President Abbas”.

Their encounter took place in the Vatican Gardens on 8 June 2014, during which the three men prayed together for peace.

The Holy Father said, “In our days, there is a great need to pray – Christians, Jews, and Muslims – for peace.”

His appeal came at the conclusion of his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter’s Square.

 

(Devin Sean Watkins)

 

Lightfever-Prayers for MANCHESTER

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On the Last Thursday of every month, the students are invited to the Chapel for ‘Lightfever’. This is always popular: the students come to light a candle, say a personal prayer and spend some quiet time to reflect.

Yesterday the students asked if they could light the candles for the people of Manchester, those who had died, for those were effected and the kindness of the people who helped.

The whole community observed a 1-minute silence at 11 o’clock and prayers will continue to be said.

God of compassion and mercy,

amidst the pain and trauma we turn to you,

for through Christ crucified we know that you have taken to heart the suffering of the people.

In fear and anxiety, strengthen us.

In despair and pain, comfort us.

In incomprehension and anger, reassure us that your love and life are stronger than the hatred and violence which overshadows Manchester and our country

Console those who carry a burden of loss, injury, or trauma and empower all who support them.

Strengthen all who seek to stand together in peace and unity.

We pray in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

 

Taken from Tim Annan, Youth President of the Methodist Church

 

Y11 May Half Term Revision Sessions

Y11 students studying History, Geography and English Language are invited to come along to revision sessions during the May half term with subject teachers.

Tuesday 30th May – History (10am – 3pm) Mr Tolley and Miss Taylor – Room 206

Wednesday 31st May – Geography Human Topics  (12pm – 3pm) Mrs Llewellyn – Room 204

Thursday 1st June – English Language: Paper 1 (9am – 1pm)  for 11X1. – Room 209
Alternative arrangements are being made with other English groups, including Saturday 10 June.

 

 

Vacancy for Assistant Principal Director of Mathematics

We are seeking to appoint an Inspirational Assistant Principal Director of Mathematics to drive forward standards and support our aspirations as we strive towards our vision of becoming an outstanding academy. A dynamic and thriving Faculty, lessons are taught within an excellent suite of purpose built teaching spaces.

The successful candidate will have strong leadership and direction across Mathematics and the Academy. Accreditation of AST/NPQML status or similar would be an advantage together with strong organisational and highly effective planning skills.  It is desirable for the successful candidate to have examiner experience, knowledge and understanding of the Ofsted inspection process.

For more information please visit our Vacancies page or click the link below.

http://www.stedmundscloud.co.uk/jobs/assistant-principaldirector-of-mathematics/