News

St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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Extra-Curricular Activities
Click here to view the school clubs list


Old £1 Coins
Please note that the school will no longer be able to accept the old £1 coin.


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 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

Click here to view our Admissions Page



Art Image of the Week

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By Samanta Viksne
Year 10

 

Latest Tweets

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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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Information Communication Technology

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‘ICT, The right tool for the job’ is the motto of the ICT department. Selection and use of the appropriate equipment and software is at the heart of the department philosophy. Pupils, once given a ‘problem’, are expected to use their experience and initiative to solve it. Collaborative working is encouraged with pupils providing support to each other. The nature of the subject encourages exploration of and experimentation with the available software, often leading to ‘Eureka’ moments that are shared with the rest of the class. Independent learning is the norm.
In Information Communication Technology you need…..

Independent Learners

Can utilise the latest software

Try and help others


ICT

Key Stage 3 content (Years. 7-9) Two lessons a fortnight

All years start the academic year reviewing E safety, including how to stay safe online, safe use of e mail, messaging, social networking sites and other topics deemed necessary.

Year 7 uses the Smart Skills Builder texts, covering the basics of use of spread sheets, word processing, use of data bases and desk top publishing using real life scenarios. In addition, pupils use web development and web graphic software to enhance projects and extend the schemes of work.

Currently, years 8 and 9 are following the Edexcel GCSE ICT syllabus. The content reinforces prior learning and enhances their ICT skills as well as encouraging and developing an independent approach to problem solving and self-evaluation. The content covers the use of ICT in everyday business situations with the addition of graphic and web design software.

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Key Stage 4 content / exam board / spec (Year 10-11) Five lessons a fortnight

As with Key Stage 3, each year starts with E Safety, tailored to the age and experiences of the pupils.

OCR Nationals Level 2 ICT (2010 Specification) is the course followed in years 10 and 11. Assessment is based on coursework alone, with pupils achieving up to two GCSE equivalents. The five units necessary to achieve this are: Unit 1 – ICT Skills for Business; Unit 2 – Web Creation; Unit 5 – Desktop Publishing; Unit 8 – Technological Innovation and E Commerce; and Unit 21 – Web Graphics.

Work is internally assessed then samples are externally moderated. 100% pass rate for the last two years, achieving the double award.

Independent learning, self and peer assessment and evaluation of own and others’ work are at the core of Key Stage 4 ICT lessons.


The department supports the EBP/IBM Web Challenge; last years’ team was awarded second place, the only year 9 team in the competition.



ICT catch up club meets on Wednesday and Thursday after school in room 204.

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 c/o 16/10/2017

7 Romero
8 Damien
100%


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.


October 2017

17th
Year 7 Tutor Evening

19th
Year 11 Information Evening
6.30pm - 7.30pm

20th
Last day of term
3pm finish
Non-Uniform Day
£1 payable to tutor


Half-Term:
23rd - 27th October Inclusive


Advance Notice:

St Edmund's Day/PSHE Day
16th November 2017

Year 11 Leavers (2017)
Certificate Evening:
21st November 2017
6.30pm - 7.30pm


School Carol Concert
Monday 18th December
6pm-7pm Cathedral
followed by refreshments

eBook Lending

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

Stars of the Week

Drama Stars of the Week

Rebecca Lee for working extremely hard in all lessons and rehearsals in preparation for her devised performance.


Dance Stars of the Week

Team Swish in 8 Kolbe for the highest amount of points awarded for their Mario choreography.

Nicole, Jack, Isabella, Jenevieve and Stella from 7 Romero for their excellent contribution as team leaders to dance.



Music Stars of the Week

All the pupils who performed in Covent Gardens, could not be more proud of you.  




Well done to you all.
Keep up the good work!

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