Visit To Aston University Medical School

Alyssa, a member of Sixth Form, recently had the opportunity to visit  Aston Medical School, Aston University and take part in a taster session.
This event included talks from Aston Medical School academics about studying medicine and how the admissions process works.  There was an opportunity to ask questions and see more of what the university has to offer.
Alyssa really enjoyed the day.

Wolverhampton Schools Sports Award

On Monday 8th July the successful Y7 indoor athletics team (Tyrone Jones, Aedan Mapaelo, Osasu Irabor, Tobe Ireogbu-Duruh, Jarnel Kilworth-Singh-Sidhu, Henry Aneke, Jaafar Abubakar and Sam Owokoniran), Y10 football team (Luxan Arumainayagam, Martin Adam, Giuseppi Biscotti, David Bochniak, Shaun Davies, Favour Enoghama, Henok Haile, Darren Machilika, Yash Malhotra, Jayden McIntosh, Jamal Morris, Liam O’Brien, George Oginga, Kacper Siwiec, Theo Tieku, Josh Tomlinson, Kyle Wood and Szymon Wieczorek) and the outstanding gymnastics team (Maja Ura, Amelia Beet, Brientony Jayarajan, Lysia Bayley and Josh Dodd Matthews) collected their trophies from the Wolverhampton Schools Sports Award Evening.


This was held at Grand Station and celebrated the sporting achievements of hundreds of Wolverhampton pupils in a wide variety of sports. Alongside the winning teams and individuals from sports such as athletics, football, gymnastics, swimming, badminton etc. the unsung heroes of sport in the city were recognised. These included awards for the best sporting leaders and volunteers alongside people who have served sport for long periods of time and have made a huge impact. It was a very successful event and pupils from St Edmunds looked very smart.

Mr Selvey – Head of Year 10

Mrs Cartlidge – Curriculum Leader PE



The Battlefields Trip

This trip has to be, by far, the most interesting trip I’ve ever had the experience to go on. Although at times it was harrowing to witness the countless grave stones we stood above, it was also refreshing to know that 100 years on we still celebrate them and all they accomplished.


It all started early Monday morning and by early I mean 5:30 am. Bags packed and coach loaded; we were off on our journey. Arriving at Mainstone Services to pick up our tour guides from Anglia Tours and back on the road down to the Channel Tunnel. At the Chunnel Station we were allowed 20 minutes to roam and then re-board the coach for the 30 minute ride across to France. For most this was a first on the Channel Tunnel and boy was it warm; whilst for some this was the first time out of the country. When we arrived in France we took another pit stop and then we were on the road to Belgium…


Upon arrival in Belgium we went to Lijssenthoek where we got our first glimpse of the endless Graves surrounding the city of Ypres. These graves were in fact commonwealth graves and were bright and well maintained by the cities volunteers. Buried in this cemetery was a young man who at the age of only 15 lied to the military just to serve as a patriot. After a brief introduction of our trip we were taken to Bayernwald – the German trench system. Although replicas we were still exposed to life in the trenches and the difficulties faced in these maze-like structures; be it trench foot, the difficulty of transporting injured or wounded and or the lack of drainage systems.


That evening we headed back to our hostel in the centre of Ypres and unpacked before heading out for dinner in the centre of town. We ate at a bustling restaurant and it was a chance to engage with other students whom we would never speak to elsewhere. Once dinner was finished we walked a 100 yards up the street to the Menin Gate. This was definitely my favourite evening – the Menin Gate imposed over us and it was astounding to see the names on the walls of the deceased soldiers, it was like looking from an aeroplane at streetlights on a motorway, just rows after rows. At 8pm every day since 1946 the last post has been played – the tradition originated in 1919 after WW1 but was stopped in 1936 when Germany controlled this area of Belgium but began again once they regained control – the roads were closed and the place was brim-full but still we stood there; utterly amazed and in mere remembrance for the people.


On Tuesday morning we drove back into France, this time to visit the Somme. We began our day at the Sunken Lane, the lane used to decrease the distance the British needed in open land to reach the German Trenches, in the summer of 1916. We then travelled down the road to Newfoundland Park – the Canadian memorial. Here we had the opportunity to walk across preserved trench systems and battlefields along with the most impressive tree. This tree survived the war, although it’s nearly at the end of its life, it still remains and is known as the Danger tree in the local area. We then visited the Ulster Tower, the memorial designed to commemorate the Northern Irish troops; this place actually hit slightly harder to home as it’s supporting the British comrades.


By Amelia Beet

Year 9




Vacancy for a Teaching Assistant (SEN 1:1 Support)

St Edmund’s Catholic Academy has a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant from September 2019. For more information please visit our website.


Closing Date 15/07/2019 12:00
Interview Date 17/07/19

Level 2/3, dependent on qualifications and experience

Required September 2019

(Temporary Contract – subject to continued funding assigned to 1:1 support)

Vacancy Ref:  ES017

20 hours per week (10.15am-2.15pm Monday to Friday term time only)

BAND C: £18,426-19,171 or E: £22,021-24,799 per annum pro rata


You 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.  Primarily supporting a student with medical/special/personal care needs, the role will also involve working with other SEN students. It is an occupational requirement for the post holder to be female.  An NVQ Level 2/3 qualification or equivalent is essential together with some medical experience i.e first aid qualification. You will:

  • Work under the direction and guidance of teaching / senior staff to support individual pupils with complex medical/learning/personal care needs and to support groups in their learning.
  • Work across the academy to deliver specific intervention programmes, for which training will be provided.
  • Assist teachers in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources.
  • You may also be required to supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers.
  • Develop good relationships with staff, parents, carers and other professionals.
  • Contribute to the strong Catholic ethos of our Academies

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 forms can be accessed via our Academy website:

Completed applications can be returned by post to the registered office or via email to

Prospective candidates are welcome to talk to Miss Stacey Roderick SENCO and you are most welcome to visit the academy via appointment.

Closing Date:  15th July 2019 at 12 Noon   

Interviews:  You will be contacted on 16/07/19 for interview on 17/07/19

Adam Achieves 1st Class Honours Degree in Economics

Congratulations to Adam Sands, a former student at St Edmund’s Catholic Academy.  Adam gained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Economics at Nottingham University this year.

Mrs Hazeldine, Principal, said, ” All Adam’s hard work and commitment to his studies has paid off.  We as a community are very proud of him”.

Well done Adam.

Assistant to the Deputy Mayor of London Visits St Edmund’s

James Potts took time out from his busy day job, as Assistant to the Deputy Mayor of London, to speak with the sixth formers about his career pathway.


Since leaving St Edmund’s, James went on to achieve a Bachelor of Arts, Politics, at Nottingham University. He then became a Parliamentary Assistant in the House of Commons before becoming a Research and Support Officer in the Greater London Authority.


James went onto speak to the sixth formers about his St Edmunds experience and how it lead him to such a glamorous career, regularly meeting with politicians. He is due to meet Jeremy Corbyn tomorrow.  James talked about the implications of social media and twitter in the world of politics. He touched upon the issue of knife crime and media portrayal.

James was delighted to learn that Adeel Khan has a work placement arranged at the Labour Office for the MP for Wolverhampton South West, Eleanor Smith.


Mrs Hazeldine, Principal, said, “We are extremely proud of James’ achievements”.

Pictured with James Potts (centre): Usman Mahmood, Adeel Khan, Naomi Eguavoen, Silvia Konkwo, Sophie Tudor and Giancarlo Trinidad


Sixth Form Induction Day Success

St Edmund’s Catholic Academy Sixth Form opened their doors to the incoming Year 12 cohort who will be joining in September.


A team of professionals from Barclays Bank took time out from their day jobs to speak about their careers and their educational pathways.  The sessions consisted of a series of individual and small team activities.


Sheer passion drive and determination was described in heartfelt presentations given by two staff from Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. James McPike, Youth Development Phase Coach, and Elliot Piggott-Smith, Academy Physiotherapist, shared their pathway to success, highlighting the highs and how they gained strength from the challenges they faced.


Former students Hannah Gay, a data analyst for the NHS, and Alice Beeston, Coordinator of PE at Redhill School, both gave presentations.  Hannah gave a thorough insight into careers in the NHS. Alice talked about her experience of sixth form and university and journey through education.


The students then had lessons in a carousel, which allowed them to get a flavour of what is to come in September and all students were issued summer tasks.


Year 12 Induction Day was a great success.

Vacancy for a Professional Assistant (PA)

We have a permanent vacancy for a PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANT (PA).

The successful post holder 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.

In line with the ethos and values of the Academy, the PA will manage the office, daily activity and priorities of the Principal to support the achievement of the Academy’s mission and objectives.  As the first point of contact and intermediary between the Principal and others, you will ensure seamless communication and cooperation between the Academy and its parent St Francis & St Clare’s Multi- Academy Trust in all matters HR, personnel, finance, events.

Other duties will include:

  • As Clerk to the Academy Committee ensuring that all administration is dealt with efficiently and appropriately.
  • As Training Coordinator, work closely with the Vice Principal to ensure that all staff receive the necessary training and professional development to enhance their roles.
  • To act as line manager to the cover team and the Estates Manager
    This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Vacancy Ref. ES016

Band F (£25,292-£27,905 per annum)

37 hours per week (52 weeks)

(Flexibility required for some evening meetings and a 7.45am start)

For more information visit our Vacancies page or follow the link below:

Year 12 Students Motivated By UCAS Exhibition NEC 2019

It may have been wet and cold day but that didn’t stop our brilliant year 12 representing the academy at the UCAS Exhibition this week.

There was something for everyone for our budding Sixth Form, ranging from Actuarial Sciences to Aerospace Engineering.

Silvia said, “Today has motivated me to work harder”. The students experienced a 360 degree movie about life on campus, talks on personal statements, apprenticeship opportunities, bursaries, scholarships and much more.

Year 12 students left the exhibition loaded with pens, prospectuses and with more clarity around the five university selections they will be making next term.

Photograph: Year 12 Students, Jasdeep Kulair, Adeel Khan, Jayana Chuhan, Amy Cox, Jason Randhawa, Taran Seehra and Barbara Poczatek

Inset Days for Academic Year 2019/20

St Edmund’s Catholic Academy have now agreed the following Inset Days for academic year 2019/20
  • Monday 2 September 2019
  • Tuesday 3 September 2019
  • Monday 2 December 2019
  • Monday 6 January 2020
  • Friday 14 February 2020