Dear Parents and Carers,
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the staff and governors of Edmonton County School to welcome you to our school website. ECS is a 4-18 mixed, community, comprehensive school with a long history of providing a high quality education to the communities of Enfield and Edmonton. Although we are a large organisation, with nearly 1800 students and around 250 staff making up our school community, our dual-campus structure means that the young people in our care have the experience of being in a caring and supportive environment that much smaller schools can offer. The Primary Phase of our school, located on the Bury Campus, is a recently-built, two-form entry primary school which prides itself on its warm and nurturing approach.
ECS has a hard-working and high-calibre staff working as teachers and members of the wider-workforce. Together, we share the belief that ‘Learning and Achievement are for All’, and the aim that we are ‘Educating our Community for Success’. The governors, staff and myself share a passionate commitment to meeting the varied individual needs of all our students, in order to ensure they leave ECS with the best possible academic qualifications. We want them to enjoy every aspect of their learning and we want them to develop as individuals, so that they leave us as confident and socially-responsible young people who are well equipped to contribute to society and enjoy success in whichever field they choose for themselves.
At Key Stage 4 (GCSE), the progress of our students is consistently good, whilst post-16 the progress of our students studying A Levels puts the school in the top 10% of Sixth Forms nationally. Whilst we continue to enjoy increasingly high standards of academic achievement, we are always ambitious to do even better and we are continually looking for ways to raise the level of achievement of our students.
Research has shown that strong partnerships between parents and school staff have a positive impact on a child’s progress and helps them to feel good about school and their education. I have been teaching in north London schools for over 25 years, and have been a senior school leader for over 15 years. I know that a successful school and happy children depend on all of us working together.
Working together also ensures that children are getting a consistent message about good behaviours. Our school is a calm, orderly place and we have high expectations regarding attendance, punctuality, attitudes towards learning, showing respect to members of the school community and the wearing of our uniform. We also expect students to behave well when travelling to and from school in our local community. When students wear the school uniform they represent ECS and so it should be done with pride and a sense of loyalty to the school.
I am honoured and delighted to have been appointed as Head of School at Edmonton County. Education is the means for us to change our lives for better. A good education gives us the chances to live longer, enjoy success, create life-chances, provide for a family and much, much more. I look forward to working with you all to achieve these.
Head of School