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Introduction to Open Evening slides
We hold an Open Evening every year, normally in October. The school is open for parents and their children to look around, to view the facilities and meet students and teachers. The Headteacher gives a short talk and the presentation slides are shown here.
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Edmonton County is a two campus comprehensive school. Each campus has students from 11-16. Year 12 are based at Cambridge with year 13 based at Bury campus. We offer a full range of courses for students of all abilities up to university entrance. The school is the largest secondary school in the borough with 270 students in each year group and over 1600 students in total. The school will place students on the campuses to ensure that there is a balanced mix of 135 students on each. As far as possible, siblings will be placed on the same campus.
Values and Expectations
Education is the means for us to change our lives for better. A good education gives us the chance to live longer, enjoy success, create life chances, provide for a family and much much more. The school’s core value is ‘Learning and Achievement for All’. All students are encouraged to develop their skills and abilities in a wide range of academic and social contexts and are expected to put their learning first. Achievements in all areas of the curriculum are valued and we want all students to reach the highest possible standards of attainment. The school has a code of conduct for students and they are expected to show respect and support for others in and beyond school. Students and parents are expected to support the school’s expectations and rules with regard to discipline and uniform so that a well-ordered working environment can be maintained. Students who display behaviour that is a cause for concern will be supported by the Inclusion Faculty.
Teaching and Learning
Students in Year 7 are taught in groups of approximately 27. Some subjects are taught in ability sets.
Key Stage 3
KS3 is a two year programme covering the National Curriculum subjects. Students who need targeted support (due to being more able, talented, having special educational needs or being new to the English language) are largely supported within class with some targeted withdrawal work taking place. During Year 8 students choose their GCSE subjects to begin Key Stage 4 courses in Year 9.
Key Stage 4
KS4 is a three year programme leading to GCSE and equivalent examinations. All students follow a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Studies, Physical Education and ICT. Students then choose subjects from a range of options, some of which lead to vocational qualifications, and are encouraged to choose subject combinations that lead to the English Baccalaureate. Students are entered for two qualifications at the end of Year 9 (ICT and Science), with the majority of exams taken in Year 11. Links with local colleges of FE provide opportunities for part or full time specialist courses for pupils of all ability levels.
Students who stay on in the Sixth Form are offered a wide range of courses at Level 3 including AS, A2 and BTEC Nationals as well as some one year courses at Level 1 and 2. Students are well supported through a tutorial programme that offers them career planning and social skills development as well as considerable support for university and college applications. A consortium system operates at Sixth Form level within Enfield and some courses are offered through this arrangement. As a result some students from other schools join courses at Edmonton County and some students from our school join Sixth Form courses in another school.
The school values the contribution parents make to their child’s education and contact with home includes interviews with our Family Support Worker, Student/Parent Consultation Evenings, Mentoring Sessions and Parents’ Coffee Mornings to discuss achievement and attainment. Daily contact can be made through students’ planners, and parents are encouraged to telephone the school, email or visit if they have any concerns about their child’s progress. Regular newsletters keep parents informed about what is happening in school and the latest copy of this is also posted on our website. Students are placed in vertical tutor groups and their form tutor has oversight of each student’s overall well-being. Heads of Houses co-ordinate the work of tutors and will be informed about any concerns. Contact with home will consist of five profiles year giving information on progress and attitude to work in all subjects. Students also meet regularly in small groups with their tutor and peer mentors to discuss academic progress and set targets
Visiting the School
If you would like a tour of the school during the working day, please contact reception on 020 8360 3158 and we will do our best to arrange a mutually convenient time. You will be able to see the school at work and meet with a senior member of staff.