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20/09/18

We look forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Evening from 5:30pm today. The Headteacher will speak at 5:45pm and 6:45pm and a fabulous team of students will be helping with tours of the school. If you are unable to make it tonight, please call to arrange a day time visit.

18/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Year 10 BTEC class working on their serving accuracy in table tennis with a game of ‘Serve Pong’ 🏓 https://t.co/QaVCvyySM0

17/09/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

We are very pleased to have completed the £1.2million refurbishment project at Special thanks to , and and all of the contractors involved. A superb project from start to finish. https://t.co/oTJ8aeY1MS

13/09/18

Prospective parents/carers and their children are invited to join us at our Open Evening on Thursday 20 September from 5:45pm. We look to welcoming you to de Stafford! https://t.co/K8e9PR9Bsa

11/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Our Y11 boys rugby team took on Warlingham School today. A great performance by all, especially Ross Lever who was man of the match for some outstanding defence 🏉 https://t.co/IIWZ4J9qWF

11/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Fantastic turnout for rugby club tonight, great to see a good mix of boys and girls. Looking forward to next week already! 🏉

10/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Great to see lots of new faces at Trampolining club tonight Grab a friend, come along and try something new or further develop your skills!

10/09/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

Out with the old gym equipment and on Wednesday in with the new! We are very pleased to be in the last week of our £1.2m refurbishment at with brand new state of the art gym kit arriving from Wednesday. https://t.co/AHo4mSvbNZ

09/09/18

Good luck to all as they open their doors to students for the first time tomorrow - an exciting journey begins!

07/09/18

Congratulations to Zara Foster who has completed the '16 before 16' reading challenge. Zara met with Headteacher, Jeremy Garner today to receive her prize and certificate. A great way to kick off the new school year, well done Zara! https://t.co/YCoYzDDwq5

06/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Extra-Curricular sports clubs are starting on Mon 10th ⁦⁩ Make friends, gain skills and have fun! Trampolining & Gymnastics are making a comeback and we are pleased to introduce a new Yoga & Running Club! 🧘🏻‍♀️🏃‍♂️⚽️⛹🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♂️🏋🏼‍♀️🏀 https://t.co/Xf081JSXnO

04/09/18

We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 cohort at 8:15am tomorrow. Years 8-11 should arrive for 11am please.

23/08/18

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

And those who need a reader and then they struggle to retain that information; those who need someone to write their answers but their language skills are so limited they do not have the vocabulary to express what they would like to. Well done to all of those who gave it a go.

23/08/18

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

It's not all about top grades. Spare a thought for those who did well to sit through a 2 hour exam when they have ADHD; those whose ASD means that the ticking of the clock or scratching of pens on paper causes high levels of anxiety, and heightened sensory needs. https://t.co/EO14oh6GNw

23/08/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A pleasure to see students and collecting their GCSE results earlier today. Thanks to all colleagues and families across all as the last results of the academic year are posted!

23/08/18

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 on their excellent GCSE results. They should be proud of their achievements! https://t.co/tSJfefWiCS

22/08/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

The cafe’ at de Stafford looking modern, all the new furniture has arrived apart from a few little additions and then it will start to take shape! ☕️ https://t.co/iOyb0zTjm4

17/08/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

We are almost there!! Grand launch in the middle of September 💥 The question is are you all ready for de Stafford to be the hub of the community?? https://t.co/J23wix6Pw6

07/08/18

Retweeted From Hewitts of Croydon

Will you be attending this September? If you haven't bought your uniform at our school visit in July, online or in store already; make sure you come to store ASAP to guarantee all you need for a September start... don't get caught out! https://t.co/yZH1yRJY60

20/07/18

Congratulations to our newly appointed senior prefect team. https://t.co/R3Ubin6wrH

British Values

Promotion of British values

At de Stafford School we recognise not only the importance of allowing students to flourish academically but we also embrace our wider role in preparing them for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum. Part of our role in that preparation is ensuring that we promote and reinforce British values to our students.

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and considered them to be democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. At this school these values are reinforced in a pervasive manner and permeate the school community.

The examples that follow are an indication of some of the many ways we seek to embed British values at this school and should be seen as an indication of our approach rather than an exhaustive list.

Democracy

At de Stafford School the principle of democracy is consistently reinforced, with the democratic process being employed for important decisions within the school community, for instance, elections being held for our Head Boy and Girl, prefects and school council representatives. The principle of democracy is explored in History, Citizenship and Religious Studies as well as in SAM time and assemblies.

The rule of law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced through our Behaviour for Learning policy which is implemented by staff and followed by students. School assemblies and the Student Council also address and reinforce the issues of as well as when dealing with behaviour. Students are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty Within de Stafford School students are actively encouraged to make independent choices, knowing that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safety, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and receive advice about how to exercise these safely, for example through our exploration of E-Safety in Computing, Citizenship and SAM time activities.

Mutual respect

Respect is at the core of our school ethos and is modelled by students and staff alike. The school promotes respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning environments. In line with our commitment to democracy students at de Stafford School are always able to voice their opinions and we foster an environment where students are safe to disagree with each other. Mutual respect is embraced throughout the curriculum from the concept of ‘fair play’ in PE to a number of ‘buddy’ programmes which promote mutual respect between students across different year groups within the school.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

This is achieved through equipping students with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community. As a school we are fortunate to benefit from a number of visitors who share both their language and culture with our students. Additionally, students are actively encouraged to share their faith and beliefs within the school. Our Religious Studies curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures. The house system allows students to learn about traditions and practices linked to the Patron saints of the United Kingdom and Ireland. It provides students with the opportunity to celebrate and experience faiths and beliefs in a safe, well organised environment linked to the SMSC curriculum.

Should you feel that the school is not meeting this requirement, you should contact the school office and request to express your concerns with the Headteacher. Likewise, if you feel that anyone working at the school is undermining these values you should report this to the Headteacher.