News

St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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Quick Access to Parent Pay


Vacancy for Staff Governor
Please click here to view the details.


Letter From Hampshire Constabulary
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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 Pearl Denham
Year 8

 

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St Edmund's Catholic School will be closed for half-term from the 12th until the 16th February 2018.
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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 the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.                                                                     

Amen



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Homework Timetables
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Years 7, 8 & 9 (KS3)

Independent Homework Booklets

 
                        
 Homework is an essential way of encouraging independence in learning. For homework to be effective there must be consistency in school practice combined with parental support. This booklet is designed so that pupils, teachers and parents are all able to work together to ensure the best outcomes for learning.


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At St Edmund’s the aim of our Independent Homework Projects are to:

·        consolidate, support or extend what pupils are learning in the classroom.

·        assist teachers in assessing pupil’s strengths and learning needs.

·        develop pupil’s skills.

·        stretch and challenge students.

·        develop a greater sense of responsibility and independence.  

·        celebrate hard work and success of pupils.


What are Independent Homework Projects?

Independent Homework Projects (IHP’s) are specific pieces of work which are set as a project. Whilst they have a clear focus students are able to work independently developing their own direction of learning and unique outcomes.  

IHP’s are set in all subjects each term and twice a term for English and Maths. All the tasks are published in advance and each one has a fixed start and finish date.   Pupils are responsible for completing IHP’s and will be given support and advice by their teachers.  

How will the IHP’s be marked?

Each pupil will receive a feedback sheet from their teacher giving a grade, a comment about the progress made in the project and a target for future improvement. They may also give a National Curriculum level for the piece of work. The homework grades correspond to the grades given on the termly Progress Reviews and are as follows:

4:            Excellent: Completed the work to the highest standard or has gone beyond the required task.

3:            Good: Completed the work to the highest standard.

2:            Satisfactory: Completed the work to the required standard.

1:            Unsatisfactory: Work not completed or not completed to the required standard.

What will happen if the IHP is not completed?

If the pupil does not complete an IHP they will be set a 1 hour detention by the department concerned to finish the work. Parents will be informed by text. If there is a genuine reason why a pupil cannot complete an IHP it is essential that parents inform the school before the deadline date.  

Additional Learning Tasks

These may also be set by teachers. These could be about 20 minutes in length and will be recorded in the pupil’s planner.     

                  

                   
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Spring Term 2017-2018 Homework Booklets


Please click on the respective homework booklet below to view.

A reminder to students that they are required to only complete the Technology Homework for the Technology class they are currently studying.

   
Click here for Year 7 Spring Term 2017-2018 Homework Booklet

Click here for Year 8 Spring Term 2017-2018 Homework Booklet

Click here for Year 9 Spring Term 2017-2018 Homework Booklet
   



Samples of KS3 homework:


      


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KS4 Homework


Homework is an essential way of encouraging independence in learning. For homework to be effective there must be consistency in school practice combined with parental support.
At Key stage 4 pupils should be building on the good practice that they should have acquired by completing the independent homework task set during years 7- 9.


HOMEWORK

Studying for GCSE examinations requires many different and varied skills and tasks. Pupils may have to complete coursework or controlled assessments or may have to put together a portfolio of work as part of their course.

Homework is therefore going to depend very much on the requirements of the course and the individual progress each student is making in their course.

This booklet has been complied to give student and parents some guidance about the expectations of homework that will be set by teachers.

Regular homework will be set by each teacher and the exact task and the date each homework is due in should be recorded by the student in their diary.




If you have any further questions or concerns about homework please contact your child’s tutor, Head of Learning or the appropriate Head of Department.


Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 



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School Events

Spring Term Events

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


February 2018

19th
School Re-opens for all students

W/c 26th
Reading Week
KS3 students must remember their reading books this week


March
2018

1st
World Book Day
Students can dress up as their favourite character from a book
but must be suitable attire to wear in school all day

2nd
Dance Show, 7pm

7th
OAP Party
2pm - 4pm

22nd
Year 8 Parents Evening
4pm - 6.30pm

29th
Last Day of Term

30th
Good Friday
(School Closed)

Easter Holiday
2nd - 13th April 2018

School re-opens on the 16th April

eBook Lending

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

Stars of the Week

Performing Arts &
Music Stars of the Week


All students who participated in the Performing Arts Day.

Thank you all for your hard work throughout the day learning Drama, Dance and Music from We Will Rock You the musical. 
We were so impressed with your final performance.

Keep up the excellent 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