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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 Please take the time to read them over the weekend!


Today is . On average, 2 children in every class of 30 will experience severe enough to hinder academic progress. For further info visit or speak to our team.


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

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


Excellent turnout at our Y11 study skills evening. Preparing for success.....#achieve


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!


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! 💪🏻


Retweeted From Movingandhandlingtrainer

This might be one for your students to attend?


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.


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


Retweeted From de Stafford Art

The Year 7 Ceramics groups have been creating clay tiles inspired by Islamic patterns


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Using Swiss balls to improve tackle height at rugby club 🏉




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 👏🏻 ☔️ 🌧


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!


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.


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.


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


Students and sheep


Year 7 in the distance!


Year 7 walk the great outdoors


Contacting a member of staff

Email is the best way of contacting a member of staff but you are also welcome to telephone the school to leave a message for them. We are committed to responding as quickly as possible, but it is worth remembering that teaching staff may not be able to do so until after lessons and meetings have concluded.

  • Teaching Staff
  • Inclusion/SEND
    • Geraldine Callanan


    • Jan Downs

      Head of SLCN Centre / Deputy SENCO

    • Jo Markland

      SENCO Administrative Assistant

    • Marie Bidwell

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Samantha Cleevely

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Sonal Desai

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Lorna Elsey

      Access to Learning Coordinator

    • Heather McCarthy

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Justine McGarvey

      Learning Mentor

    • Colin Miles

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Michelle Muir

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Oliver Nesbit

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Lucy Norris

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Rachel Wiggins

      Learning Support Assistant

  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Support Staff
    • Susan Box

      Senior HR Administrator

    • Helen Broughton

      Clerk to SSB

    • Zoe Defalco

      Admissions/SLT Admin

    • Anna Hughes

      PA to Headteacher / Marketing & Events Co-ordinator

    • Karen Rabbitte


    • Amanda Robinson

      Head of Year Administrator

    • Jayne Starkey

      Reception/Admin Assistant

    • Kate Farrell

      Cover Supervisor

    • Jenna Ireland

      Examinations Officer

    • Lara Smith

      Deputy Examinations Officer / Data Assistant

    • Susanna Bradstock

      Finance Officer

    • Leah Pullan

      Finance Assistant

    • Lara-Marie Crawford-Thomas

      LRC Administrator

    • Jade Horne

      Resources Assistant

    • Deborah Blake-Thomas

      SIMS Officer

    • Mark Batters

      Site Assistant

    • Daren Bacon

      Deputy Site Manager

    • Angela Delahunty

      Site Manager

    • Dave Deonarine

      Senior Site Assistant

    • Christopher Knight

      Senior Site Assistant

    • Caroline Sidwell

      Wellbeing Officer / Attendance Assistant

    • Suzy Drew

      Student Services Assistant

    • Zoe Tournes

      Student Services Assistant

    • Julia Webster

      Attendance Officer

    • Julia Wadsworth

      Attendance Assistant

    • Tara Taylor

      Senior Learning Support Assistant

    • Jill Ivory

      Science Laboratory Assistant

    • Sharon Monteith

      Science Technician

    • Sophie Campbell

      DT Technician

    • Ian Andrews


    • Nigel Ball


    • Sharna Clemmy


    • Dave Deonarine


    • Maria Jose


    • Matthew Leadbeater


    • Janice Prole

      Cleaning Supervisor

    • Sharon Whippe


    • Peter Wort


  • School Strategy Board
    • Mrs Alison Etheridge

      SSB Community Member

      I have lived in Caterham since 1997 and have two children one is currently a student at de Stafford. Following a 4 year term as a Governor at a local infant school, I became a Governor at de Stafford in June 2011. I have a degree in Psychology and undertook further studies in Human Resources to gain Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD). My career was initially in the voluntary sector, working with a housing association for older people and then a disability charity. In 2008 I became self-employed, helping companies with a variety of HR requirements such as reorganisations, employee relations issues, and mediation.

    • Mr Liam Collins

      Education Partner

    • Miss Catherine Emmott

      Chair of SSB

      I grew up in Reigate and moved back to Oxted 12 years ago. I became a Governor at de Stafford in June 2011. I have a law degree and then qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, specialising in landlord and tenant. I have worked extensively in private practice in London and locally, in the public sector in Hertfordshire, as a facilities and property manager and for a time in Jersey. Until recently I was an Operations Director by a FTSE100 property company in London, but am now starting a new career as a Bursar of a local primary school. In my spare time I have a small dog and a large horse.

    • Mr Jeremy Garner

      SSB Member

      I have served on the Governing Body of de Stafford School since my appointment as Head Teacher in September 2013. I completed a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education in Physical Education having graduated with a degree in Sports Science. Since qualifying as a teacher nearly 20 years ago, I have worked in three different Surrey secondary schools (Therfield, St Bede’s, de Stafford) and completed my National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2009. I live in Epsom with my wife and two young children.

    • Mrs Rowan Spurgin

      Community SSB Member / Vice Chair

      Having lived in Caterham most of my life, and attended schools in the town, I am very pleased to be able to give something back to the local school community. I became a Governor at de Stafford in April 2015 and have been elected as Chair of the Finance Committee. I have two daughters, one who is a student at de Stafford and the other at St. John’s. After gaining a degree in Psychology and Zoology, I studied to become a qualified Chartered Management Accountant. I have worked in the retail and manufacturing sectors, the last few years within IT as a Business Analyst.

    • Mrs Clare Wingrave

      SSB Member (Safeguarding Lead)

      I live locally in Caterham and am the principal of Oasis Academy Byron, a thriving primary school in Coulsdon.'My three children attended de Stafford and the school provided them all with very firm foundations for life and their future learning.