Ten members of staff at school are ex-pupils

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Pictured: (left/right), Joe Were, Jason Brown, Leon Miller, Jovana Tufnell, Jackie Robinson (front pink top), Michelle Leibrick, Clare Turner, Ian White, Adam Poxton and Chris Nicol at St Edmund's Catholic School in Portsmouth, Hants hold up their school photos.<br />
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One of Britain's best performing schools has revealed the secret behind its success - six former pupils who have all ended up as teachers there.  As well as the six teachers, St Edmund's Catholic School in Portsmouth, Hants, has also hired four ex-pupils as support staff, meaning one in 10 of their staff were taught at the school.<br />
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Many are now teaching alongside those who taught them and the 'grow-your-own' campaign has helped transform the school from an 'inadequate' Ofsted rating to 'outstanding'.  In 2011, when it was judged to be inadequate, it risked being put under special measures - however it has since soared up the rankings to be placed in the top five per cent of schools nationally.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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