News

St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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School Tours
All tour dates for June are now fully 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


Art Image of the Week


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By Michelle Truong
Year 11

Latest Tweets

Students will not be required to wear blazers in school for the rest of this week.
Students are to be in school tomorrow in full school uniform but please note that blazers will not be required.
Due to hot weather on Tues 20 June 2017 all students will be able to attend school in either their FULL school uniform or FULL PE Kit.
Don't miss out in purchasing your ticket for our superb school production. https://t.co/nnNvf44ElM
We look forward to welcoming our Year 7 Parents/Carers to Parents Evening today at 4pm - 6.30pm.

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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Safeguarding
 

My God is my protection and with him I am safe.      Psalm 18


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Safeguarding and Child Protection


Our Safeguarding Policy has been updated to meet the requirements of the latest relevant legislation:

- Working Together to Safeguard Children: A Guide to Inter-Agency Working to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children, March 2015.

- Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges,
July 2015.


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Aims and Objectives

St Edmund's Catholic School wishes to ensure that it maintains the highest possible standards to meet its social, moral and legal responsibilities to protect and safeguard the welfare of pupils in the school.

While it is impossible to ensure that a child or young person would never come to any harm, the adoption of the Safeguarding Policy (and associated guidelines), aims to facilitate the management of the risk associated with the duty to safeguard children. The school aims to work co-operatively with external agencies in particular the Local Safeguarding Children Board and takes account of guidance issued by the DFE.St Edmund's Catholic School supports the government agenda in promoting fundamental British values and acknowledges the links between safeguarding requirements, culture and the upholding the rule of law.   Appreciation by all stakeholders of this, is essential for children's well being and safety.


St Edmund's Catholic School Safeguarding Arrangements


The school's designated Safeguarding Officers for pupils are:

Mrs M Howorth, Assistant Headteacher for pupils in Key Stage 3.
Mrs C Axton, Assistant Headteacher for pupils in Key Stage 4. 


The Safeguarding Officers are responsible for:

Implementing and promoting the school's Safeguarding Policy.

Ensuring that the Policy is monitored and reviewed in accordance with changes in legislation and guidance on the protection of children.

Acting as the main contact in the school for the protection of children.

Ensuring that staff are provided with information, advice and training on the protection of children.

Providing adequate information on the school's Safeguarding Policy as part of the induction process for any new members of staff.

Establishing and maintainingcontacts with the local children's Social Care services, departments and Police.
Maintaining confidential records. 


Heads of Learning also liaise closely with outside agencies and families as well as cascading safeguarding information internally as appropriate.

A Link Governor for Safeguarding meets regularly with the Designated Safeguarding Officers for pupils.

The Governing Body are the accountable body for ensuring the safety of the school and reviews its policies/procedures annually.
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Safeguarding Pupils/Students who are Vulnerable to Extremism

Since 2010 when the Government published the Prevent Strategy, there has been an awareness of the speciifc need to safeguard children, young people and families from violent extremism. There have been several occasions both locally and nationally in which extremist groups have attempted to radicalise vulnerable children and young people to hold extreme views including views justifying political, religious, sexist or racist violence, or to steer them into a rigid and narrow ideology that is intolerant of diversity and leaves them vulnerable to future radicalisation.

The current threat from terrorism in the United Kingdom may include the exploitation of vulnerable people, to involve them in terrorism or in activity in support of terrorism.  The normalisation of extreme views may also make children and young people vulnerable to future manipulation and exploitation.  St Edmund's Catholic School is clear that this exploitation and radicalisation should be viewed as a safeguarding concern.



The Prevent Duty: Departmental Advice for Schools and Childcare Providers,
June 2015


 
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Expectations

All staff will:
Be familiar with the school's Safeguarding Policy.

Be subject to Safer Recruitment processes and checks, whether they are new staff, supply staff, contractors, volunteers etc.

Be involved in the implementation of individual education programmes, integrated support plans, child in need plans and interagency child protection plans.

Be alert to signs and indicators of possible abuse.

Record concerns and give the record to the designated DOSC.

Deal with a disclosure of abuse from a child in line with the staff guidance on how to report this and to provide a written account as soon as possible.

All staff receive regular training and key staff undertake the level two and three training as agreed by the Governing Body.



Visitors to St Edmund's Catholic School


All visitors must report to the reception desk on arrival and sign in and out (with arrival and departure times recorded) in the visitors' book.

All visitors must wear a visitor's lanyard at all times whilst on site.   

All visitors who have been DBS checked which is current will be given a green lanyard/visitors pass and will be able to have access around the school.   

All visitors non-DBS checked will be given a red lanyard/visitors pass and during school hours will be escorted around the school at all times.

It is the school's policy that volunteers are not allowed onto the site unaccompanied unless they are taking part in organised activities.

The reception desk will verify the ID of all visitors and confirm the visit with the relevant staff member.




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"Students are happy at school, feel completely safe and very well cared for."
Ofsted 2012

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:
w/c 12th June 2017
 
7 Devereux -  99.23%



Well done!


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School Events

Summer Term Events

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


June 2017


21st
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)

21st to 24th
Oliver! School Production
Tickets available from 5th June

26th
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)
Year 8 Retreat

27th
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)
Year 8 Retreat

28th
Year 11 Leavers Prom, 6pm
Royal Marines Museum
Year 10 Taster Day to Portsmouth College

30th
Inset Day (school closed for students)


July

3rd
New Year 7 Induction day (1)
New Parents Evening

4th
New Year 7 Induction day (2)
New Parents Evening

6th
KS4 Uniform Sales, 3-4pm
Opportunity for Year 9s to purchase KS4 uniform

12th
Year 7 Celebration Assembly

13th
Year 8 Celebration Assembly

14th
Year 10 Celebration Assembly

17th
Year 9 Celebration Assembly

18th July
KS4 Reward Trips

19th
Whole School Sports Day
HMS Temeraire

20th
Last Day of Term



Dates for the Diary:
2nd October
Open Evening
6pm - 8.30pm

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


7 Kolbe for working with focus throughout the lesson to create some very imaginative mimed performances of 'The Bank Robbery'.   


Dance Stars

Karolina, Molly, Michelle, Grace and Kamara in 8 Kolbe for thoroughly creative examples of contact work and lifts to your choreography - very well done!

 Waterpolo Stars

Pearl Denham - 7 Newman

Owen Davis - 9 Kolbe

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