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18/10/19

Just one week left of this first half term! Parents/carers - our weekly news bulletins should have hit your inbox and are also available on our website https://t.co/FJuISMBpLz. Please take the time to read them over the weekend! https://t.co/AfKJHoqoLd

18/10/19

Today is . On average, 2 children in every class of 30 will experience severe enough to hinder academic progress. For further info visit https://t.co/07Qil5igY9 or speak to our team. https://t.co/grfgbJcDM0

17/10/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

🚨GIRLS FOOTBALL TRIALS🚨 Next Thursday 24th after school. Come along and bring a friend! ⚽️

16/10/19

Excellent turnout at our Y11 study skills evening. Preparing for success.....#achieve https://t.co/M4rFj6vVpn

16/10/19

Thank you to the parents/carers and Year 11 students who have signed up for our interactive Study Skills event this evening. We look forward to seeing you at 6:30pm! https://t.co/m0tCukKbQ3

14/10/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

An excellent student led fitness session ⁦⁩ Well done to Shara who guided Y10 students through stretches and a core workout! 💪🏻 https://t.co/xxJMjWOsf7

11/10/19

Retweeted From Movingandhandlingtrainer

This might be one for your students to attend? https://t.co/riaGfbrFKw

10/10/19

Thank you to Lottie Cooper-Beirne and Katie Conway who having studied mental health and stress in Citizenship recently, shared some wise words with Year 7 and 8 in their assemblies this week. https://t.co/DPP39emKMI

10/10/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the ⁦⁩ Y10 Netball team, a fantastic effort at the District Tournament! Thank you to ⁦⁩ for hosting # team https://t.co/EQ8tLjk1mE

09/10/19

Retweeted From de Stafford Art

The Year 7 Ceramics groups have been creating clay tiles inspired by Islamic patterns https://t.co/9LXogDWNeK

08/10/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Using Swiss balls to improve tackle height at rugby club 🏉 https://t.co/l6Y8OJe0xk

08/10/19

👏🏻 https://t.co/GQzcKe4Nip

08/10/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A fantastic effort from the ⁦⁩ Y8A/B Netball teams today! In horrendous weather conditions, they displayed tremendous resilience & great teamwork! Well done to players of the match Bethany F & Carla T 👏🏻 ☔️ 🌧 https://t.co/em7Hi7hrqW

08/10/19

A reminder that the deadline for applications is this *Friday 11 October*. Don't miss this out on this life changing opportunity to develop new skills, confidence and an edge over others when you apply for college, university or a job! https://t.co/A6pDrmxV1C

07/10/19

Parents/carers of our current year 9 students are encouraged to attend our 'GCSE Journey' Information Evening this Wednesday 9 October. No need to make an appointment, please just arrive for 6pm in the Main Hall. https://t.co/y9PXe6SDJF

05/10/19

Retweeted From United Nations

Do you remember your favourite teacher? On Saturday's , we celebrate teachers around the world & all they do for our communities & societies. https://t.co/cZpBCTtxVx https://t.co/8xN1Qyjz3h

04/10/19

Our Year 7 students enjoyed a day today, which included a walk across the Farthing Downs (and befriending local sheep) 😃. https://t.co/seQsXgCLcp

04/10/19

Students and sheep https://t.co/01sY9QG1zA

04/10/19

Year 7 in the distance! https://t.co/pbahYGZXVQ

04/10/19

Year 7 walk the great outdoors https://t.co/3shAb5AHQb

School Strategy Board (SSB)

As part of the GLF Schools multi academy trust, de Stafford School is able to benefit from the support and opportunities that are offered by the Trust.  Being part of the Trust allows us to work within a governance structure which is different from a traditional Governing Body model and from September 2017, our local governance body is now a School Strategy Board (SSB).  Our SSB meets once per half term and provides the local governance function for de Stafford which fits within the overall governance structure of GLF Schools. Further information about governance at GLF Schools can be found here.

The three core functions of governance are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management, including well-being, of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The SSB continues to have parent representatives and representatives from the local community, together with our Head Teacher, Mr Garner, and representatives from the Trust’s central team.  It remains important that our SSB comprises the right people with the right skills to make appropriate and informed decisions for the school, taking into account the views of students, staff, parents and the local community.

To contact the Chair of the School Strategy Board, please email Cathy Emmot at cathy.emmott@destafford.org.uk or write to her at de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5YX

The members of our School Strategy Board are:

Name SSB Type Appointing Body SSB Status Start of Term of Office End of Term of Office
Cathy Emmott Community SSB Chair 30 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2022
Alison Etheridge Community SSB   30 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2022
Clare Wingrave Community SSB Safeguarding 30 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2022
Jeremy Garner Headteacher Ex-officio   n/a n/a
Anthony Middleton Community SSB Parent Member 4 Dec 2018 4 Dec 2022
Rowan Spurgin Community SSB Vice Chair 29 April 2015 28 April 2023

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