News

St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
Click to read full Ofsted report


Quick Access to Parent Pay


Year 7 School Carol Service &
Year 7 Christmas Lunch
Click here for further details


Year 11 Mock Examination Timetable
Click here for copy of the timetable


Extra-Curricular Activities
Click here to view the school clubs list



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 Jessica Tran
Year 11

 

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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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The Special Educational Needs Department


 
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Approach to Learning

The department offers support to pupils both in and out of class. In class support is provided by a team of Teaching Assistants (TAs) and 2 Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs).

They work with pupils and teachers in lessons to ensure that lesson content is accessible for pupils with learning support needs and with the intention of pupils achieving their best learning outcome, regardless of their level or type of need.

Learning support is also provided by TAs and HLTAs outside of class for small groups and individuals so that particular needs can be addressed. Some diagnostic testing can be undertaken with pupils, for example regarding dyslexia or Key Stage 4 exam access arrangements.

Pupils for whom English is an additional language are supported by 2 dedicated TAs in some of their lessons and there are additional English lessons for some of these pupils.



Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)

In addition to the support strategies already described, reading and spelling support groups, led by TAs, provide additional support for pupils who need to improve these essential skills.


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

In addition to the support strategies already described, pupils who are entitled receive support from TAs during controlled assessments and key stage 4 exams.


“This is a Good school. Students behave well and are happy. Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is Outstanding”.   Ofsted 2012


School Offer


Introduction

St Edmund’s Catholic School seeks to provide a quality educational experience for every pupil embedded within a strong Christian spiritual environment. The school strives to be a secure, caring, well organised Catholic Christian community in which the ethos is one of justice with equality.   Pupils with SEN contribute to our diversity and richness and they are entitled to opportunities to develop their whole person within the school’s living, worshipping and purposeful community.

What are Special Educational Needs? (SEN)

A pupil can be described as having SEN if he or she has a learning difficulty that calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.   Special educational provision can be made when a pupil has:

·         A significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of other pupils of the same age.

·         A disability that prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for pupils of the same age in a mainstream school.


What types of SEN are there?

The SEN Code of Practice (COP) provides practical advice to schools and other relevant organisations on how to carry out their statutory duties to identify, assess and make provision for children and young people with SEN. In the Code of Practice the following four categories of SEN are identified:

·         Communication and interaction needs.

·         Cognition and learning needs.

·         Social, mental and emotional health needs.

·         Sensory and or physical needs.


Please click here for a copy of the School Offer for SEN Pupils



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 04/12/2017

7 Kolbe
7 Romero
8 Kolbe
11 Romero

all 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.



December 2017

14th
Year 7 & 8 Disco
6.30pm - 8pm
Tickets £2

15th
Year 11s go on Study Leave

18th

School Carol Concert
6pm-7pm
St John's Cathedral
followed by refreshments

21st
Last day of term

22nd
Inset Day
(school closed)


Christmas Holiday
25th Dec - 5th January

School re-opens on
8th January 2018

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

7 Romero for working with excellent focus and commitment during rehearsing for their assessment this week.


Dance Stars of the Week

The Year 11 BTEC Dance class for efforts in their Mock examination.

9 Kolbe for excellent in their dance assessment.



Music Stars of the Week


Abigail, Annalise, Jade, Patrick and Eloise for great contribution to their recycling projects.



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