Behaviour for Learning Reminders

I am pleased to inform you that since introducing a number of new procedures and expectations this half term we have positive evidence that they are having an impact here at ECS.

Uniform updates

Most students are wearing their uniform smartly and seldom need to be reminded about expectations which is great news. For those parents/carers planning uniform purchases over the half term break the school uniform list can be found on the school website. I would like to draw your attention to a number of key points (these have already been shared with students this term):

  • Shoes should be plain, smart and black. High heeled shoes, boots, trainers, canvas shoes and sports shoes are not permitted. This means that plain black ‘converses’, ‘vans’, ‘airforces’ and other similar style shoes are not allowed.
  • Outdoor coats should be plain black or blue and must be long sleeved. This means dark green or grey coats are not allowed nor are coats with any visible sports branding.
  • Trousers should be black, tailored and loose fitting. This means black jeans, jeggings, leggings and other similar tight fitting trousers should not be worn.

Punctuality

I am delighted to report that our new policy for students that are not punctual to school is really making a difference. As the chart below shows the number of ‘lates’ to school has been reduced by over a third since the start of term. We do however want to reduce this figure even more and urge all parents/carers to ensure their child is on site by 8.25am to ensure a prompt start when the first bell goes at 8.30am.

We have noticed that there are more students late to school on Monday than any other day of the week and will be introducing measures after half term to address this.

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Rewards and Praise

As I am sure many of you are aware we have introduced a new reward system in school that allows us to recognise more widely the achievements of our students. All students have now been introduced to the online system by their form tutor and are being encouraged to log on to Vivo edge or download the vivo app to a smartphone or tablet.

They can also check their position in their class or phase and see how many Vivo points their house have been awarded. All students can earn Vivos for excellent attendance and punctuality; high weekly totals of class points; smart uniform; being fully prepared for learning; for contribution to school life and for other achievements as publicised in school.

Vivos can then be exchanged for a range of items from the Vivo online shop; can be donated to a house charity or swapped for in school prizes such as raffle tickets and school visits and trips. Parents can also view their child’s Vivo account and see how many Vivos they have been rewarded and what categories these are for.

We will be emailing and texting all parents with details of the username and password they should use if they would like to access their child’s account. The adoption of Vivo allows the school, students and parents to have access to a wide range of reward data. Below you will see the current status of the house Vivo point competition. It is incredibly close and has been changing on a weekly basis!

House No. of Vivos Position
Neptune 17661 1st
Jupiter 17357 2nd
Saturn 17303 3rd
Mercury 16885 4th

Ms M Baldwin
Deputy Headteacher

Halloween Special Discount!

Smiths school-wear are offering a 10% discount online to all of our loyal customers over the October half term!

To claim your discount enter the code ‘PUMPKIN10’ into the shopping cart before you checkout!

This offer is valid from 24th October- 1st November.

Please visit us at www.smithsschoolwear.co.uk 

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Open Days

Here are some dates for upcoming open days for colleges and sixth forms that you may be interested in.

Institution

Date

Time

Ashmole Academy

Thursday 5th November

18.00 – 20.00

Barnet and Southgate

Saturday 17th November

10.00 – 14.00

Bishop Stopford

Tuesday 12th November

18.00 – 20.00

Broomfield School

Wednesday 11th November

18.00 – 20.00

CONEL

Wednesday 25th November

16.00 – 19.00

City and Islington

Wednesday 4th November  -Business, Art, Technology, Health, Social and Child Care

16.00 – 19.00

City and Islington

Saturday 14th November – Applied Science

12.00 – 15.00

Edmonton County School

Monday 23rd November

18.00 – 20.00

Enfield County School

Wednesday 11th November

From 18.30 –

Fortismere Sixth Form

Tuesday 10th November

TBC

Hertford Regional College

Wednesday 21st October

17.30 – 20.00

Hertford Regional College

Tuesday 24th November

17.30 – 20.00

Highlands School

Tuesday 17th November

From 18.30

Lee Valley Sixth Form

Wednesday 25th November

18.00 – 20.00

Leyton Sixth Form

Saturday 7th November

10.00 – 13.00

Southgate School

Thursday 12th November

17.30 – 20.00

St Anne’s Catholic School

Thursday 19th November

TBC

Sir George Monoux

Saturday 17th October

9.30 -12.30

Winchmore School

Wednesday 18th November

18.00 – 20.30

Woodhouse College

Saturday 14th November

9.30. 15.30

University Technical College

Thursday 15th October & Monday 19th October

16.30 – 18.30pm

Harvest week At Edmonton County School

This week we have celebrated Harvest at our school. We learnt about crops being harvested from the fields and talked about hard work that people carry out on farms so that we have a range of healthy foods to eat.  Throughout the week,  children brought in their donations of an array of different unperishable foods.  On Friday these were collected by two of the representatives from the Manna Day Centre who were very pleased to receive our contribution .  Children helped to pack the donations in boxes.

We have enjoyed sharing with those who are less fortunate than us as we know, ‘caring is sharing’.

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London Shine Walk – WE DID IT!

Well done to the Sixth form half marathon team!

On Saturday 26 September ECS Sixth Form Team walked the ‘Shine Half Marathon’ at night for Cancer Research UK. No blisters and no ill effects! Please support us in our fund raising for Cancer Research @

www.justgiving.com/PaulineWilkinson2015

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