St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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FSM Application Form
You can now download the Free School Meals application form online on the Portsmouth City Council website, link below:

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Admissions Policy 2017/18
Supplementary Form 2017/18

Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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Year 7

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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.
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Life of St Edmund's Prayer


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.                                                                     




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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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

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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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Autumn Term Events

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

September 2017

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

All years return (0820 start)

Year 10 Information Evening

Year 7 Retreat

Year 7 Retreat

October 2017

Open Evening
6pm - 8.30pm

9.30am start for all students

8.45am, School Tour

School Photographs
Yeras 7, 8, 9 & 10

8.45am, School Your

8.45am, School Tour

Year 7 Tutor Evening

Year 11 Information Evening

23rd - 27th October Inclusive

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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!

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

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