News

St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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School Tours
Tour dates for October are available to be booked.
Visit our Admissions Page to find out more


FSM Application Form
You can now download the Free School Meals application form online on the Portsmouth City Council website, link below:

Click here to download the FSM application form


Admissions
Admissions Policy 2017/18
Supplementary Form 2017/18

Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

Click here to view our Admissions Page


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By Roisin Catlin
Year 7

Latest Tweets

The school currently has vacancies for a Site Manager; Caretaker and a Teaching Assistant. Full details can be found on our school website.
St Edmund's Open Evening Monday 2nd October 2017, 6pm to 8.30pm.
Sports Day Wednesday 19th July. Students MUST be in school on time in the correct PE kit, with a packed lunch and a drink and have sun cream
RT @steddiesPE: Glorious evening here at the Ageas Bowl for 24 of our pupils to enjoy some awesome Cricket! #hampshirecc #HantsT20 https://…
RT @StEdsPortsmouth: A reminder that our last day of term is Thursday 20th July 2017. Students can be collected at the Cathedral at 11.30am

Prayers

Life of St Edmund's Prayer

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Heavenly Father, as we gather in prayer, we ask for the guidance and inspiration of our school patron,
St Edmund, who led a life based on Gospel values and the belief in the power of God.


We, pray that like Edmund, each of us will personally come to believe that,
“I can do all things with the help of God who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13)
and that together our school community may grow ever closer to you and to one another.


May our school be a place that reaches out to the wider community
and is mindful of the environment around us.


We pray in union with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.                                                                     

Amen



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Child Development


Approach to Teaching

In this GCSE course, students will be able to increase their own knowledge and understanding of human needs in a diverse society.  Skills and knowledge acquired will be relevant and transferable to real life situations.

Pupils will listen to guest speakers and watch appropriate DVDs.

 Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)

N/A

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Key Stage 4 content / exam board / spec (Year 10-11)

G.C.S.E. Home Economics: Child Development (4580)

AQA Examination Board.

60% Coursework           40% Written paper (1.5 hours)

This course is suitable for the student who wishes to improve their understanding of how a child is conceived, born and develops physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. The topics to be studied include:

The importance of the family

Pregnancy –care for the mother and baby before and after the birth

Nutrition and Healthy Eating Health and infectious diseases

Clothing and Footwear

The development of the Child

The importance of Play, Toys and Books

Special children and their families

Childcare Provision


There are two compulsory assignments:

Assignment 1 will be completed during Year10 and involves personal research and designing an informative leaflet on a topic form a given list set by AQA.

Assignment 2 is a detailed child study of a child aged 1-4 years. Monthly visits are carried out by each student and these are recorded along with special developmental tasks initiated by the student.

The written paper is 1.5 hours and in the form of a booklet. All questions must be answered. Some questions require short answers but some will required more detailed information. Successful candidates will be awarded grades A*- G.

During Year 10 there is an opportunity to take part in the Realcare Baby Programme. A guest speaker will deliver a range of talks which culminate in the student taking home (for a weekend) a virtual baby who will need constant care over a weekend. This will be a realistic taster on having to care for a baby who demands attention every four hours. Life will be disrupted but every student thoroughly enjoys this experience and some are even reluctant to hand the baby doll back!!!

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Report an Absence

Reporting a child absent

Parents are required to report pupil absence to the school by 9.00am
(Unless school is closed)

023 9282 3766 (option 1)
Text: 07624 816830
Local Call: 0844 239 3488

Visit our
Absence from School page for further information. 


Best Tutor Group of the Week:

All students for the superb attendance over this academic year.

Well done!


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School Events

Autumn Term Events

These dates are accurate at time of going to press and are subject to change.


September 2017

4th
Year 7 (8.20am start)
Year 11 (9.30am start)

5th
All years return (0820 start)

14th
Year 10 Information Evening

20th
Year 7 Retreat

27th
Year 7 Retreat



October 2017

2nd
Open Evening
6pm - 8.30pm

3rd
9.30am start for all students

5th
8.45am, School Tour

9th
School Photographs
Yeras 7, 8, 9 & 10

11th
8.45am, School Your

12th
8.45am, School Tour

17th
Year 7 Tutor Evening

19th
Year 11 Information Evening


Half-Term:
23rd - 27th October Inclusive


eBook Lending

Portsmouth Schools
eBook Lending
Scheme
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Click here to access the free eBook lending service

Stars of the Week

All students for the superb learning and homework over this academic  year.

You have all been amazing and we look forward to seeing more of your tremendous work in 2017-2018 academic year.

Well done to you all!

Help & Advice

Click here for advice if you are being bullied or use the links below:
 
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For Children who are in trouble or danger
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Internet Safety (E-Safety) Advice for Parents & Children
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Help & advice if you are being Bullied.
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Help & Advice if you are being Cyber-Bullied

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Report inappropriate web content involving Children

Staff Links

Staff Email & Office 365

Staff Gateway

Booking System

Staff Absence  
 
Staff should report absence to the school by 7.30am
(Unless school is closed)


FOR STAFF ONLY 
In the case of severe weather only
Text severe weather absence line on 07624 816832  
before 7.30am