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12/04/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Well done to ⁦⁩ students at the DofE training day today, lots achieved learning campcraft in preparation for the expeditions! 👨🏼‍🍳⛺️ https://t.co/jaCyTYLTob

09/04/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Following the success of the practice day walk at Newlands Corner we are looking forward to seeing ⁦⁩ students develop their campcraft skills at the training day this Friday 12th April (9:00-12:00)! Please check SMHW for details ⛺️ 👨🏼‍🍳 https://t.co/QyHGsWEwDz

07/04/19

The Naples trip has just landed, however we will need to collect our baggage as it was put in hold! ✈️🧳

07/04/19

Boarding and all on time at this point! A fantastic few days in Naples, Sorrento and Capri and the students have been absolutely amazing throughout! ✈️ https://t.co/PHwyhFhcoq

07/04/19

Taking in the views on our last morning in Sorrento! ☀️🌋 📸 https://t.co/1vhaB5BX90

06/04/19

A lovely afternoon learning what you can do with a lemon! Thank you I Giardini di Cataldo for allowing us to taste some amazing drinks, cakes and jams 😋 https://t.co/fnPBiSRyzH

06/04/19

Team photo before exploring Capri! https://t.co/BNnttW2M8c

06/04/19

Setting off on a boat trip around Capri to see the coastal geography! 🛥☀️ https://t.co/AHpQm0IYqZ

05/04/19

Mr Starke doing his thing at the top of Vesuvius 🌋 https://t.co/1GfgEF6qi9

05/04/19

A reminder to parents/carers that the school will close at 1:40pm today and students return on Tuesday 23 April (week 2 timetable). Read all about this half term in our latest newsletter here: https://t.co/dfq5fAfUdO. We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter! https://t.co/SD03Ftnppy

05/04/19

The sun is out as we start the climb up Vesuvius 🌋 https://t.co/q6tBbOcAaV

04/04/19

A fantastic first day on the Naples trip, an underground tour and an insight into Roman life in Herculaneum where the eruption preserved the town 🌋 https://t.co/8pQK3kVhsd

04/04/19

The sun is starting to come out as the students take a tour of Herculaneum where just 1/5 of the city has been excavated https://t.co/APVGlk8E2a

04/04/19

Congratulations to Odin Jeffrey-Dyer, Lucy Vella and Katie Conway, our award winners in the Prix de la Paix essay writing competition. They can be seen here receiving their prizes from Rotary Club members Geraint Jenkins and Dr. David Beckitt. https://t.co/llPLCkOrzV

04/04/19

We are on our way! ✈️ A slight delay but all in good spirits and ready to go! https://t.co/BkKcZG2Gm2

03/04/19

Retweeted From Dayspace

Another fab assembly school. Thanks to yr 9/10 for listening & helping us to create a more inclusive community. Remember "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognise, accept and celebrate those differences" https://t.co/oBFIEaeTke

03/04/19

Year 11: Don't forget to book your ticket to the Prom! Payment can be made online or via the Finance Office https://t.co/V8EXzXEuxX https://t.co/724SUllsGa

02/04/19

Well done to the Year 7 students who attended the Science Fair yesterday. You were excellent ambassadors for and presented some brilliant projects. https://t.co/YmfL3vFRa2

Posted on: 07/02/2019

de Stafford is a 'Good' school according to recent Ofsted inspection

Ofsted Good GP ColourOfsted Inspectors recently visited de Stafford for a one-day, focused review of the school. We are delighted to report that, as a result of this visit, Ofsted have confirmed that we continue to offer a good and well-rounded education.

I would like to thank our parents and carers for their support during the inspection process. There was a tremendous response to Parent View, the online survey, from over 180 families and the overwhelmingly positive responses were acknowledged by the Ofsted team, particularly the fact that 94% would recommend us to other parents.

It was pleasing that the inspectors very quickly picked up on the culture and ethos of the school during their visit. The report rightly highlights our strong safeguarding culture, ensuring students feel safe and well looked after when they attend de Stafford.

The Ofsted team praised the atmosphere permeating the school: "Lessons are calm and purposeful.  Pupils’ behave well and respond positively to teachers’ instructions…. pupils help each other and readily discuss how to complete tasks and develop their understanding. As a result, pupils learn well across a range of subjects.”

We have placed a significant emphasis over the past year on the importance of good attendance and the impact that this has on student progress and achievement. Ofsted recognised our work in this area, “Leaders have resolutely planned strategies to improve pupils’ attendance”, but we are conscious that this is an area that still needs further improvement.

I am delighted that strong governance was recognised as a significant factor in driving forward school improvement: “Governors have an astute understanding of their roles…they regularly challenge leaders about the effectiveness of their actions, particularly relating to the improvement of pupils’ outcomes.” I would like to place on record my thanks and gratitude to members of the governing body, both past and present, who undertake this voluntary role with such diligence and rigour.

We are naturally pleased with the report but will be relentless in our commitment to continue to improve the school. We look forward to building upon the strong foundation noted by Ofsted and, in doing so, ensure that the school continues to go from strength to strength in the future.

Jeremy Garner

Headteacher

Read the full report here Ofsted-Short-Inspection-Report-4-February-2019-1.pdf