Year 10 Immunisations

Year 10 students will be having their booster Immunisation against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio & Meningitis C on the mornings of 12th January 2015 at Bury Campus and 13th January 2015 at Cambridge Campus.

Consent forms have been sent home with all Year 10 students. Please return your completed signed consent forms to the school office as soon as possible.
Thank you.
Bury and Cambridge Welfare Assistants
Mrs Williams & Mrs Heath

Wishing you all a peaceful and joyous festive period

Dear Parents and Carers,

The autumn term draws to a close. On behalf of the staff and governors of Edmonton County school I would like to wish you all a peaceful and joyous festive period.

Next term we welcome Mrs Mahmuda Hasnath-Karim to our Leadership Team.

Mrs Hasnath-Karim will be responsible for all aspects of inclusion and special educational needs. We also welcome a new member of the design department, Mr Mario Stavrinou, who will be teaching product design. Joining the science department are Mrs Tazkia Rahman and Ms Marcella Otero. We bid farewell to Ms Sade Fayodeka who will be continuing her career at Heartlands School in Haringey. We also say goodbye to Mr Russell Dean, Mr Alexander Pyke and Mrs Sarah Rixson. These three colleagues have been with us a very short time but we thank them for their contribution to our school. Next term we welcome Ms Emily Hilliker

returning from her maternity leave. Ms Hilliker will be Head of Middle Phase on Cambridge Campus.

I am sure that like me, you have been saddened and concerned at the recent rise in serious youth violence in our area. With the party season in full swing, the Metropolitan Police have issued some advice. Their letter is enclosed.

Hopefully we will all be able to enjoy a safe and fun time- but a few words with our children

will not be wasted.

Term ends at 12.15pm on Friday 19 December 2014. The staff have a training day on Tuesday 6 January 2015 and students are expected to return for 8.30am on Wednesday 7 January 2015.

Yours sincerely,

Dr S M Tranter

Executive Headteacher

Advice for festive parties

Enfield Council and the Metropolitan Police offer you the following advice if you are planning to hold a party within your home.

Your safety is our priority, and we recommend the following points for consideration:

  • Register your party with the local policing team at least one week in advance, details via: http://content.met.police.uk/Page/TeamFinder?scope_id=1257246763859
  • Insist that the party is ‘invitation only’ to reduce the risk of gate-crashers. Ask your guests not to spread the word to others via social networks.
  • State firmly that illegal drugs are not welcome, and ask any guests to leave who have brought drugs into your home and call the police.
  • Ask parents of guests to provide transport to and from the party and park considerately.
  • Secure all valuables in your home and remove breakable items before the party.
  • Make sure you have responsible adults to monitor the party and you address any problems quickly and safely.
  • Consider hiring security – It may seem extreme, but could give you peace of mind.
  • Anticipate and prevent situations before they arise – please ask problematic guests to leave the party. If you are unable to do this safely, please call the police.
  • Consider the volume of noise and music and how late music is played.
  • Have a plan of action if a guest becomes drunk or ill. This might involve arranging for them to get home safely, or calling 999 if they’re seriously ill.
  • Do not allow strangers into your home. Ask unwanted guests to leave, call the police if they refuse to do so.
  • If you are a tenant in your property, you must adhere to the terms and conditions of your tenancy agreement. You are responsible for the behaviour of your family, friends and any visitors to your home. Breaches in your tenancy may result in legal action being taken against your home.
  • An estimated 20% of violence over weekends in Enfield occurs in the home at events such as house parties, rather than pubs or clubs. Two recent deaths have been linked to house parties in this area.
  • If you feel that there is intrusive and excessively loud noise in your neighbourhood please call the Environmental Protection Team on 0208 379 1000 to report.

Please call 101 in a non-emergency and 999 for all emergencies for the Metropolitan police.

Ofsted Inspection 4 -5 December 2014

Dear parent or carer

Inspection of Edmonton County School by Ofsted

We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 4–5 December 2014. The lead inspector will be Ann Behan. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet which came with this letter. It explains why we inspect schools, and what happens during an inspection.

Your views about the school are important to us

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child’s school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.

To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.

Please complete the online survey by 11am on 04/12/2014 as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views. However, we will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection.

Speaking to an inspector

If you are unable to complete the online survey, it may be possible to speak to an inspector during the inspection, for instance at the start of the school day, or to pass on messages to the inspectors if you are unable to speak to them in person. Inspection administrators will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. If concerns are raised about child protection, we may have to pass the information we receive to social services or the police. You can contact the administrators on 01173115246. Inspectors will be pleased to receive your comments, but cannot deal with complaints about individual pupils or settle disputes between you and the school.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the online survey.

Yours faithfully

Sara Whalley

As well as completing the survey, you can use Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, at any time during the school year to give Ofsted your opinion of your child’s school. You can also use Parent View to see survey results for schools across England. Visit www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk, or look for the link on the main Ofsted website: www.ofsted.gov.uk

Download a copy of this letter here

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