Pictured: Jackie Robinson, Exams and Data Manager at St Edmund's Catholic School in Portsmouth, Hants.
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.
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.