Amelia Achieves International Karate Success

Congratulations to Amelia Beet for her fantastic performance in a recent International Karate Competition.

Amelia gained a silver medal in the individual Kata and pairs Kata and gold medals in the individual sparring and international sparring. She has been working at international level in Karate for a few years now and is a credit to herself, her family and the Academy.

Well done Amelia.

British Schools National Floor & Vault Finals 2019

Last Sunday four St. Edmund’s students took part in the British Schools National Floor & Vault finals, after qualifying in March.

It was a great experience for all gymnasts as they had the privilege of working with some of the very best gymnasts in the country, one who was a member of the GB squad.  All our representatives performed well and were a credit to themselves and the Academy.

Corrin deserves a particular mention as she scored her first 15.00 out of a possible 16.00 for vault and Josh performed an exceptional floor routine too.  These scores together, with excellent work from Brientony & Lysia,  placed our team in 6th overall.

Congratulations to all involved and many thanks to Mrs Swindells for all her coaching, time and effort too.

Cover Supervisor Vacancy

St Edmund’s has a permanent vacancy for a Cover Supervisor.  We are an 11 – 18 Catholic Academy with 915 pupils on role including 112 in the Sixth Form. The successful applicant  will be joining St Edmunds Catholic Academy at an exciting time as we are part of the new Wolverhampton Catholic Multi Academy Company launching in September 2019.

We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to supervise students in the absence of their normal teacher in order that they can continue their learning by carrying out pre-set work.  You will maintain classroom management and follow up any incidents both positive and negative using the Academy’s systems. 

 

COVER SUPERVISOR – PERMANENT VACANCY – Vacancy Ref. ES013

Band E £21,693 – £23,866 per annum    (£18,576 – £20,437 pro rata)

37 hours per week (8.00am – 4.00pm term time only)

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For more information, please contact Reception, at the company registered office: (c/o: St Edmund’s Catholic Academy; Compton Park, Compton Road West, Wolverhampton, WV3 9DU or call 01902 558888 x 124).  Application packs can be accessed via our Academy website:  www.stedmunds.org

 Completed applications can be returned by post to the registered office or via email to   recruitment@stedmunds.org

Closing Date:  Monday 3rd June at 4pm

Interview Date:  Thursday 13th June 2019

 

More information can be found on our Vacancy page:

https://www.stedmundscloud.co.uk/jobs/cover-supervisor-3/

Teacher of English Vacancy

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 English with the possibility for some Drama. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to teach from KS3 to KS5 with the possibility of some teaching at A Level.

This post is suitable for newly qualified or experienced teachers.

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

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Application packs can be accessed via our Academy website www.stedmunds.org or please call the Academy on (01902) 558888 x 153. Completed applications can be returned by post or via email to recruitment@stedmunds.org.  Prospective candidates are welcome to talk to Miss Geraldine Higham Assistant Principal-Director of English about the post. You are most welcome to visit the academy in advance.

Closing Date: Noon, Monday 20th May 2019

Interviews: w/e 24th May 2019

Commencing: September 2019

For more information visit the Vacancy section of the website or click on the link:

https://www.stedmundscloud.co.uk/jobs/teacher-of-english-7/

Teacher of Science Vacancy

We have a vacancy for a Teacher of Science commencing September 2019.

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 inspirational teacher of Science. You will be creative, innovative, and committed to raising standards and will have excellent subject knowledge. Joining our dynamic and successful department you will be able to deliver all science specialisms up to GCSE and your own specialism at KS5.

This post is suitable for newly qualified or experienced teachers.

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

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Application packs can be accessed via our Academy website www.stedmunds.org or please call the Academy on (01902) 558888 x 153. Completed applications can be returned by post or via email to recruitment@stedmunds.org. Prospective candidates are welcome to talk to Mrs Letheren Senior Assistant Principal about this post and are most welcome to visit the academy in advance.

Closing Date: Noon, Monday 20th May 2019
Interviews: tbc w/e 24th May 2019

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

https://www.stedmundscloud.co.uk/jobs/teacher-of-science-4/

 

 

GSUS Live Experience A Great Success

On Monday 29th April the GSUS Bus Live, a purpose-built classroom equipped with touch screen tablet computers, was on site all week to deliver Religious Education (RE).

The GSUS Bus Live enabled students in year 7-10 and year 12 to experience an interactive RE lesson.  Students were able to look at three different topics Fear, Rejection and Forgiveness through the eyes of teenagers today and situations we may face in our everyday lives.

All students thoroughly enjoyed their experience on the GSUS Bus and have said that they would recommend other schools to make the most of this resource in school.

Click on the links below for more information for the GSUS Live experience.

http://www.countiesuk.org/schools-work/gsus-live/schools

http://www.countiesuk.org/schools-work/gsus-live/introductory-video

GSUS Bus Staff with Year 9 students: Mitchell, Mercyiah and Sofia

Students’ Visit Oxford And Cambridge Universities

A number of Year 10 students’ have recently visited Oxford University and Cambridge University.

On the 27th February and the 30th April respectively students spent the day looking at the building, learning about what is required to attend such a university and the courses on offer.

Both days were very informative and students’ found out a lot and it increased their knowledge about what is on offer in higher education and the benefits of getting such a qualification.

They represented the academy very well and were accompanied by Mr White on both trips, with Mrs Lowe going to Oxford and Miss Eddowes joining the group at Cambridge.

 

In Baking News!

On Wednesday 10 April, six pairs of students were in fierce competition for the title of St Edmund’s Year 8 Master Chef 2019!

 

Tension simmered as the competition, organised by Mr Abraham and Mr Deeming, got underway.  The rules were designed to mirror those of the popular TV competition “The Great British Bake Off” and were strictly adhered to.  All chefs had two hours, to not only prepare an Easter themed cake, but also to clean and tidy away all equipment used.

 

The pressure was on and the kitchen soon became a melting pot of excitement as each pair began mixing their culinary creations!  Teamwork was the name of the game as each team coordinated their efforts to achieve everything in the two-hour time limit. Not all was smooth sailing, however, but excellent teamwork and effective collaboration saved the day!   Mr Deeming said, “It was an absolute pleasure to see all of the representatives from all the forms plan, prepare, and bake some amazing creations. All the groups encountered several problems but the students managed to work through and overcome them.  It was a true reflection of what Technology is all about; creativity, planning, problem solving and of course, a range of practical skills. I am so proud of them all. Well done.”

 

The team of judges consisted of Mrs. Hazeldine, Principal of St Edmund’s Catholic Academy, as well as Mrs. Wilcox and Mrs. Letheren, Assistant Principals.  All the judges were very impressed and were very complimentary about the teamwork and effort that had gone into producing such creative cakes. Mr Abraham, Head of Year 8, said, “All pupils worked incredibly hard and surprised me with how good the cakes were that they made. Seeing year 8 pupils work so hard towards something, makes me proud to be their Head of Year.”

Congratulations to the winning team: Hannah and Oliver, 8NK.  In second place were Katie and Rose, 8JD and in joint third place were Leoni and Caroline, 8AK and Katie and Rose, 8JD.  Also, well done to our other competitors: Olivia and Karanveer, 8AJ, Maja and Shad, 8AA and Shani and Kaydn, 8LD.

Year 7 Rewards Pizza Party

Twenty two students in Year 7 attended a rewards event for their outstanding behaviour, high attendance and excellent achievements last term.

The students watched a film and ate pizza and crisps as part of their reward. Mrs Hand, Head of Year 7, said, “I am so proud of these Year 7 students and how committed they are to their learning at St Edmund’s. They work so hard everyday and deserve a reward for all their hard work. Next term we’ll also be having more rewards events for our highest achieving students, which will include a disco!”. Well done to these students for all their efforts!

 

 

Synod Catch Up


Pope Francis to the youth of today: ‘You matter and you are important’
In the last week of term, the Kenelm trust, Soli House team and visitors from America and Canada came to St Edmund’s to speak to students involved in Pope Francis’ Synod on youth. Last year our students had discussed what challenges and issues they face in today’s modern world as a child of faith. On this visit the team shared the Pope’s response to their questions and concerns in a new document ‘Christus Vivit’
The Pope highlighted the challenges that young people face offering this as a “letter from the father to his kids’. Pope Francis reminds us: ‘you matter and you are important, and the church think you are important’.
The students received feedback on the Pope’s message and the session finished with prayers and music.