10 Oct 2014 Issue 5 - Edmonton County School

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10 Oct 2014 Issue 5 - Edmonton County School
Issue 05
Autumn Term
Friday 10th October 2014
Dear Parents and Carers,
Last week I told you that we have been informed by Unison, GMB and Unite Trade Unions
that there will be a day of strike action on Tuesday 14th October 2014. The dispute is
with regards to the rejection of the level of Local Government Pay award for support staff.
I have assessed the possible impact of this action at our school and have decided that
the school will be open as normal.
However, because of the action of members of these unions the following services may
be affected:

There will be some teaching assistants who are striking so your child may not have
the usual support in class;

Food services will operate but may be limited;

The office and administration systems will be operating on a reduced service so
it would be appreciated if calls were kept to a minimum. Any phone call may
take longer to answer. Emails will not be answered as we will prioritise
maintaining reception service.
We will endeavour to keep the school running as normally as possible but hope that
you appreciate that some services may not operate as well as usual.
The school will open as normal on Wednesday 15th October 2014.
Yours sincerely
Dr S M Tranter
Executive Headteacher
Year 12 Parents’ Evening,
Thursday 16th October,
Cambridge Campus,
4pm to 7pm.
Mrs J Allen
Campus Administrator
Medicine and Dentistry taster courses at Barts and
The London School of Medicine and Dentistry for
year 12 London students this November
For year 12 students currently studying AS/A Biology and Chemistry, Barts and The
London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London will be
running a university taster course for year 12 students who are considering studying either
Medicine or Dentistry at university.
The Medicine taster course will be held
on Wednesday 26 November 2014,
1pm - 4.45pm
The Dentistry taster course will be on Thursday
27 November 2014, 1pm - 4.45pm
at Queen Mary University of London's Whitechapel campus.
The taster courses are free to attend and only students currently in year 12 studying
Biology and Chemistry at AS/A level (or equivalent) may apply. Places are limited and
students will be selected based on their application and submission of 150 words
explaining why they wish to study either medicine or dentistry.
For a full list of requirements for the taster courses and how to apply, follow the links
below. It is important that students meet the requirements listed on the website
otherwise their application will not be accepted.
The Application deadline is 5pm on Monday 27 October 2014.
Medicine: A Dose of being a Doctor
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Wednesday 26 November 2014, 1pm - 4.45pm
Details, requirements and how to apply at: http://tasters.gradsintocareers.co.uk/courses/
details/QM671
Dentistry: Something to chew over
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Thursday 27 November 2014, 1pm - 4.45pm
Details, requirements and how to apply at: http://tasters.gradsintocareers.co.uk/courses/
details/QM672
Mrs M Smith
IAG Coordinator
MONDAY 10TH NOVEMBER
WINCHMORE SCHOOL,
LABURNAM GROVE N21 3HS
6-7.30PM
FOR STUDENTS IN YEARS 10-13 AND
PARENTS

WHAT ARE APPRENTICESHIPS?

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

WHAT’S IT LIKE BEING AN APPRENTICE?
COME AND HEAR FROM CURRENT
APPRENTICES, AND FIND OUT ALL ABOUT
WHAT APPRENTICESHIPS CAN OFFER AND
HOW YOU GET ON TO A SCHEME
TUESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER
EDMONTON COUNTY SCHOOL,
CAMBRIDGE HALL
12.30-4.30PM
FOR STUDENTS IN YEARS 10-13 AND THEIR
PARENTS

VISIT EXHIBITION STANDS FROM
APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDERS

TALK TO THE EXPERTS

FIND OUT ABOUT ENTRY
REQUIREMENTS

MAKE SOME USEFUL CONTACTS

INDUSTRY AREAS COVERED INCLUDE:
FINANCE, HEALTH CARE, DENTAL NURSING,
MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING, IT,
HAIRDRESSING, CONSTRUCTION,
HOSPITALITY & CATERING, CHEMICALS &
METALS ENGINEERING,
HORTICULTURE,LANDSCAPE AND ANIMAL
CARE, PERFORMING ARTS, MUSIC, FASHION &
MEDIA
Who will be there?
MAKE A DATE IN YOUR DIARY
Are you in year 8-11 and interested in going to university?
UCL Junior Masterclasses
University College London
Type: Seminars / lectures / masterclasses/ University taster courses
Duration: 27 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
Location: London
Applications for all October Junior Masterclasses are now open.
UCL is pleased to announce that it will once again be running the Junior Masterclass series
in October, February and May half terms this year. If you are a student in Years 8-11
interested in gaining an insight into university through a 2-hour workshop, then this could
be the perfect opportunity for you!
The Junior Masterclasses are entertaining, hands-on sessions that will provide you with a
taste of being at university. These will cover a range of subjects, some that you will be
familiar with and some that are completely new. Sessions will be delivered by leading
academics and current PhD students.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Vijdan Cakli
at [email protected]
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Subject interests: Various
Location: UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Mrs M Smith
IAG Coordinator
Every Wednesday 3.15-5.15pm
Room 19 - Bury Campus
All welcome!
Miss L Portelli
Media Department
English Faculty
3:15 - 5:15pm
@ Bury Campus
The Black History Month team would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff and
students who have participated in the Black History Month Assemblies this week. Your
involvement made ALL the difference. Thank you.
We hope the students and staff will also give us their feedback by completing an
evaluation form so that we can make improvements for the next Black History Month
celebration. Thank you. See you next week on Cambridge.
Black History Month Team
ART DEPARTMENT LINKS WITH
SAATCHI GALLERY
Having attended the Saatchi Gallery for several educational trips,
the Expressive Arts Faculty was given an opportunity to submit a
bid to take part in an Art project/workshop with the Saatchi
Gallery. Mrs Jimenez Head of Art put together a detailed
proposal last term and we were one of the fortunate schools that
were selected to take part. We are now arranging 2 free trips for our Able Gifted &
Talented Art students to go to the Saatchi gallery to take part in the project.
The project is sponsored by the Jack Petchey Foundation, The Princes Foundation for
the Children of the Arts and the Saatchi Gallery and will involve 6 other secondary
schools in Enfield.
As part of the project we are very lucky to have a professional artist Sarah Byers linked
to the school. As well as being with us on the gallery trips she will also come to the
school to do a workshop at both campuses with the students.
Sara Byers is a practising artist. She has a BA in Sculpture from
Camberwell School of Art and an MA in Fine Art from the Royal
College. She works with people of all ages and backgrounds in
Museums, Galleries and schools. Sara Byers enjoys using lots of
different ways of making art in order to inspire people, to get
involved and have fun with Art in all its various forms.
The students will also meet and interview one of the artists who are currently exhibiting
at the Saatchi gallery in the Pangaea II exhibition and take part in some workshop
activities. At the end of the project the work the students produce in their workshops
will be exhibited at the Saatchi gallery and a venue/exhibition space in Enfield, where
all the schools will present their work together. This is a great opportunity for our
students which we are very excited about.
There is also a website linked to the project and a blog page for each school which will
be updated by the artists as the project progresses – we will put the link to this on the
school website when it has been updated.
Please keep checking the newsletter for further updates on the progress of this
project .
Ms J Shilvock
Ms S Jimenez
Head of Expressive Arts
Head of Art
EXPRESSIVE ARTS FACULTY
FREE training coming up at PAARS
Course Title: Understanding autism and negative behaviour- introduction
Delivered by: Amanda Hind Autism speaker and Consultant
Details: Autism- what it is, Emotions, meltdowns and tantrums, strategies, tips to take away
Dates: Wednesday 22nd October 12pm-2pm. Thursday 23rd October 6pm-8pm.
Refreshments will be provided.
Address of venue: PAARS, Refuge House, 9-10 Riverfront, Enfield, EN1 3SZ
To book your place please call Sam/Joe on 020 8363 6262 or email [email protected]
Spaces are limited, please book your place a.s.a.p to avoid disappointment.
Mrs C Riley
Family Support Coordinator
Dynamic mathematics challenge day for year 8 students.
Last week twelve talented mathematicians from Year 8 were invited to participate in a
Maths challenge day at a local Enfield school.
The activities were all hands on and the students learnt about
the importance of communication skills and effective team work.
They enjoyed the puzzle activities that focused on achievement
rather than competition and the students were genuinely
challenged to solve puzzles by trying a range of strategies to
reach a solution.
This was highlighted by one student who said ‘We all enjoyed
the puzzles as they were confusing but it was fun to finish them
all’. Members of staff noted that all students were focused and
motivated for the whole time and they said it was lovely to see
different learning styles being catered for so that everyone had
a chance to show their own learning strengths.
Mr N Deniz,
Maths Faculty
L DONE to the Top 3 Point Scoring Students in each Phase:
Week 29th September - 3rd October 2014
Transition Phase
Middle Phase
Upper Phase
Sixth Form
Soniya
Jannath
Makeda
Tiswin
Shourob
Viktoriya
Jade
Uddin
Ahmed
McClean
Anabah
Alam
Asparuhova
Dawkins
BURY JUPITER 1
BURY NEPTUNE 1
BURY NEPTUNE 1
CAMBRIDGE JUPITER 1
CAMBRIDGE JUPITER 1
CAMBRIDGE JUPITER 1
BURY MERCURY 5
Greta
Alexander
Gizem
Ioana
Chyanne
Sean
Jenna
Francesca
Laura
Deljin
Jon-Paul
Vithusan
Dean
Paolo
Saeed
Erkin
Chris
Dyglyte
Kostadinov
Ocak
Adam
Simpson
Rohan-Harding
Alli
Adu
Baker
Dhas
Lennard
Sivasanmugasarma
O'Brien
Vismonte
Abdulle
Salih
Ioannou
BURY NEPTUNE 3
BURY MERCURY 4
CAMBRIDGE JUPITER 3
CAMBRIDGE JUPITER 4
CAMBRIDGE MERCURY 3
BURY MERCURY 6
BURY NEPTUNE 6
BURY NEPTUNE 8
CAMBRIDGE MERCURY 8
CAMBRIDGE NEPTUNE 7
CAMBRIDGE SATURN 6
Cambridge 12 C
Cambridge 12 C
Cambridge 12 F
Bury Yr 13 A
Bury Yr 13 F
Bury Yr 13 A
Form of the Week W/C 29nd September
Transition phase: Bury Jupiter 1 98.1%, Cambridge Jupiter 2 100%,
Cambridge Saturn 1 100%
Middle phase: Bury Neptune 3 97.8%, Cambridge Saturn 5 99%
Upper phase: Bury Saturn 6 97.4%, Cambridge Mercury 8 98.5%
Mrs M Corfe
Attendance Officer
Assembly Rota W/C 13th of October 2014
th
Monday 13 October
Tuesday 14th October
Wednesday 15th October
th
Thursday 16 October
th
Friday 17 October
Bury
Transition Phase
Middle Phase
———
Upper Phase
6th Form
Cambridge
Transition Phase
Middle Phase
Upper Phase
———
6th Form

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