Led by Mr Alastair Mckean, a retired international professional sportsman and teacher at the school, the co-curricular programme encompasses a rich and diverse range of opportunities that supports academic life at St Edmund’s. It is our belief that children should not only receive a high-quality education inside the classroom but should also have opportunities to develop the intra and inter-personal skills to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Chief amongst these we believe, are
- intellectual flexibility
- emotional intelligence
- team working
- problem solving
Our young people enjoy opportunities to enhance their school days with variety and discovery. These include:
- membership of a House
- the opportunity to take part in a range of clubs, activities and societies
- leadership opportunities including Prefects and School Councillors
- school sport
- access to our Forest School and Outdoor Education facilities
- opportunities in the creative arts
- community opportunities
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The School Council is a leadership opportunity for pupils in Years 3 to 8. Each Form is represented by elected members who meet regularly to discuss school matters. Recently the School Council has discussed the school’s environmental approach, school values and Fairtrade. Each member of our school community is welcome to contact their School Council representative, who will take their comments to the next school council meeting. Members of the School Council also meet with our Head Teacher, Mrs Bensberg, who is always keen to hear the thoughts and opinions of pupils.
Another aspect of our co-curricular programme is the Seniorship initiative. Every member of Form 8 shares in the responsibility of the harmonious running of the school, and contributes to the whole school community through our leadership programme. Seniorship roles range from running clubs and supporting different departments day-to-day, through to setting up reading schemes and organising house competitions. Our intention is that by providing Form 8 pupils with this opportunity we will equip them with valuable skills, and help them to be positive role models for younger children.