Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

18/01/20

Sending our deepest condolences to Martin’s family, friends and the community at this desperately sad time. He was a much loved and highly respected colleague who greatly enriched the family. Taken far too soon.

15/01/20

We look forward to welcoming our Year 8 students and their parents/carers to our Options Information Evening from 5:30pm - 7pm today. Please see our website for further details https://t.co/Lf1QqsiDic

14/01/20

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Thank you to Mr Harris for running such a fun & positive groups/teamwork session tonight for our Bronze DofE students! They really got stuck in & worked so well together! https://t.co/yUlKpVwA59

14/01/20

Hi Lisa, please pop into Reception during the school day and we will happily arrange tickets for you. If this is not convenient, please email anna.hughes.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you and your daughter at the show!

14/01/20

Tickets are now available for our school production of Legally Blonde the Musical. See our website for details:- https://t.co/k8xp7n60b3 https://t.co/rDuSglLGMP

13/01/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Girls football club started tonight! Come along learn new skills and be part of a team! Every Monday after school! ⚽️ https://t.co/H8PmFGFmL2

09/01/20

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Thank you to Tom, Sam & Tyler for their help in transporting & organising the ⁦⁩ equipment today! !! 🎒⛺️ https://t.co/cc2VQcp3f7

18/12/19

We would like to wish the entire de Stafford School community a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to welcoming our students back on Monday 6 January 2020 (wk 2 timetable). Please do read our end of term newsletter, available online now https://t.co/JN1jUw1t7J https://t.co/wmeCR5hlfp

18/12/19

A reminder to parents and carers that the school will be closing at the earlier time of 1:40pm today!

16/12/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Congratulations to the Y11 Football team who beat Oxted 2-1 tonight! A penalty from Joe VR and a winning goal from Kyle S! Well done to POMs Ben M and Kyle! 👏🏻⚽️ https://t.co/0mwBTRahGq

16/12/19

We're feeling festive here as staff and students tuck into their . We also have a wonderful selection of Christmas Jumpers on show, all in aid of https://t.co/1FOxAxLJk6

13/12/19

Congratulations to the students in SAM groups 7AFA, 8DBE/AAE and 9JJO who collectively earned the most achievement points in their year group this term, and are rewarded with a Mufti Day on Monday (16th). https://t.co/8z3XGUI4D5

13/12/19

Miss Benjafield's Year 8 class enthusiastically debated the use of the death penalty in today's lesson. Students researched their arguments before presenting to the 'opposition'. Well done 8XRE3! https://t.co/tm7ooX6FVA

12/12/19

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Thank you for coming to our christmas coffee morning today. It was lovely to see you all. Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a peaceful new year https://t.co/zaTkgLDmdq

12/12/19

Our 'Number Buddies' are being treated to a pizza lunch in the LRC today as a reward for all the fantastic support they provide. Pictured here are some of our 'buddies' together with Mrs Ainsworth and Mr Johnson. https://t.co/T0hDJkeN4c

12/12/19

Great fun T the NHM # Geography Rocks https://t.co/e7WVv9wkhv

12/12/19

We have arrived and ready for learning https://t.co/nPCnpxzC3e

11/12/19

We'd like to say a huge thank you to for their fantastic performance of A Christmas Carol this morning. Our Year 11 students (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed seeing the story brought to life on the school stage. https://t.co/PGbbqj1Od0

10/12/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Thank you to Soniya from who came to talk to our students about volunteering opportunities within the charity! It was great to see students signing up to support young, disadvantaged children have access to more books! 📚 https://t.co/uIzme687IR

06/12/19

When 'Elle' met 'Bruiser' aka Liliana and Leo. They will be taking to the school stage along with rest of the Legally Blonde cast on 13 and 14 Feb 2020. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for ticket info! https://t.co/rWN7MxFpIt

More Able

More Able Students

At de Stafford, we are committed to ensuring that our More Able students are identified and that they are challenged to achieve their full potential.

Regular assessments monitor the progress of all students to raise awareness of the needs of our highest performing students.  Enrichment activities are also organised during the year to expand the horizons of these students and to encourage them to aim high.

More Able Academic

Students are identified upon entry into the school and those with exceptionally high MIDYIS scores are called our 'More Able' students.  Their names are highlighted to all teaching staff within the school, as students whose progress will need to be monitored in order to check that they are being suitably challenged in lessons at the highest levels, with the expectation that they are capable of achieving the top possible grades.

Talented Students

Students who show a particular flair in more practical subjects such as Performing Arts, Physical Education and our creative subjects and whose performance is deemed to be exceptional are identified as being 'Talented' students.  Just like with our More Able academic students, our Talented students are monitored and challenged to make the very best of their abilities.

“Reigate College hosts a number of different events for ‘More Able’ students.  This year, students from de Stafford (in Years 8 and 9)have had the opportunity to take part in sessions in Law, Psychology, Classics and Geography.  The teachers who have held the sessions have always commented on the excellent engagement and behaviour of de Stafford students. They are excellent ambassadors for the school.

 

Year 10 students have also had the opportunity to take participate in Year 12 Philosophy lessons. These sessions took place during the day, so that de Stafford students got to see the College in ‘full swing’ and understand what is expected at Key Stage 5.”  Reigate College, 2019