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18/05/18

Good luck to the 45 students who set off on their DoE Bronze and Silver practice expeditions today. Thank you to the staff who so willingly give up their time to support this worthwhile award. Let's hope the sun continues to shine!

16/05/18

Congratulations to the first three students to reach 100 achievement points! https://t.co/dOBNZBxRo0

16/05/18

Thank you to registered charity for joining us today to deliver classroom based workshops for our year 7, 8 and 9 students https://t.co/2lUvgSMx8t

14/05/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Y7 & 8 girls at Athletics this afternoon! A fantastic effort from all! Results to follow...! 🏃‍♀️👟🏃‍♀️ thank you for hosting! https://t.co/1SI3o7Uale

10/05/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Athlete of the day goes to Drew Burridge! Part of the 3rd placed 4x100m team, as well as winning the 400m race, and setting a new school record and PB of 55.37 seconds! 🥇 https://t.co/aoFdVcS9oM

09/05/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Netball Leaders ready to go for the Primary School Netball Tournament this afternoon! Good luck to all the teams involved! https://t.co/c36RSgmJgf

04/05/18

Many thanks to who joined us today for the 4th year in a row to run their fabulous educational workshop and perform a highly engaging version of Romeo and Juliet for our Year 11 students. https://t.co/rSAZgIk0be

04/05/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Sign up today! FREE coaching sessions start this weekend! Try a new sport and have the chance to represent your district at the Surrey Youth Games! students are eligible for free Judo 🥋 Boxing 🥊 Badminton 🏸 & Netball coaching! https://t.co/UNi9xeTbPi

27/04/18

Retweeted From de Stafford Art

Well done to our Year 11 Art students who have just completed their final 10 hour exam.

27/04/18

A reminder that Year 9 Parents Evening is on Wednesday 16 May from 5 - 7:30pm. Appointment sheets should be making their way home with your child today! https://t.co/nu4n2iMfGq

25/04/18

Lovely to welcome our new Y7 cohort to our community event this afternoon. We have no doubt you will be a fantastic year group and look forward to the exciting journey ahead

23/04/18

A reminder to parents and carers that the booking deadline for all year group trips is this Friday 27 April. Letters are available to download from the school website:- https://t.co/ycKn5mZAuL

22/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

and are being represented in the London Marathon today! Best of luck Miss Flynn and Miss Greenland 🏃🏽‍♀️👟

17/04/18

Congratulations go to de Stafford student Max Callender on his winning entry in the Caterham Rotary Clubs annual essay writing competition, 'Prix de la Paix'. Thanks to Mr Geraint Jenkins of Caterham Rotary Club who presented Max with his certificate (pictured) https://t.co/9lhP0Rjkov

15/04/18

Looking forward to welcoming students back to school tomorrow! Don’t forget we return to a Week 1 timetable.

29/03/18

To discover some of what we've been up to this half term, you can view our latest newsletter online now:- https://t.co/vcwKUGxlLG We'd like to wish all our followers a very Happy Easter! https://t.co/mOnCWXhIR0

28/03/18

We are looking forward to seeing our Year 10 parents and carers from 4:30pm today! https://t.co/R5qhjimH7d

27/03/18

Congratulations to SAM group 8KBa who earned the most achievement points this term. You too have been rewarded with a mufti-day tomorrow (Weds). https://t.co/Iao2i0OzCy

27/03/18

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Please join us on Wednesday 4-5.30pm for coffee and hot cross buns in aid of Autism Awareness week. This community event is for parents and families of children with ASD. This will be an opportunity to meet other families, share stories and look at study skills for students.

26/03/18

SAM Group 7RLR will have a Mufti Day on Wednesday (28th) for earning the most achievement points. Well done 7RLR! https://t.co/chZFN4pRTf

Board Members

The School Strategy Board  

 
Mrs Alison Etheridge Chair

I have lived in Caterham since 1997 and have two children; my son is at Reigate Collage having left de Stafford in 2016, and my daughter is in year 11 at de Stafford, currently studying for her GCSEs.  Following a 4 year term as a Governor at a local infant school, I became a Governor at de Stafford in June 2011, and Chair in January 2015.  I have a degree in Psychology and undertook further studies in Human Resources to become a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  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. 

 
   
Miss Catherine Emmott SSB Member
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.  
   
Mrs Kate Forde SSB Member
I have one child at de Stafford and another at a local primary school and have lived in Caterham since 2004.   I have been a parent governor at de Stafford since October 2013. I have a degree in Politics, a post graduate qualification in HR Management and am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD).  I have worked in Human Resources for over 20 years specialising in employee relations and restructuring but also looking at Training and Development and Recruitment.  I have worked in the Art world and the Veterinary world and on a self employed basis.  
   
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 Elisabeth Harris SSB Member
I initially graduated in Accounting and Law, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate of Education. For over 10 years I have taught a variety of primary age groups in schools in West Kent, Bromley and Croydon before working for Croydon Local Authority in their data team.  In 2008, I became self-employed and now support schools in tracking pupil attainment and progress and interpreting educational statistics.  
   
Mrs Alison Hill SSB Member
I have a daughter in year 11 and a son in year 7 at de Stafford School.   I have lived in the Caterham area since 2000 and became a Parent Governor at de Stafford in October 2013.  I was employed by the Metropolitan Police for 23 Years, fifteen years of which as a Human Resource Professional, specialising in recruitment and attendance management.  During this time I volunteered as a Special Constable in London for 5 years dealing with all aspect of police work.  Annually I volunteer for the RNLI, making house to house collections and raising money around the Caterham area.  In April 2014 I began a new career at Caterham School in the Admissions Department.  
   
Mr Simon Roos SSB Member
I have lived in the Caterham area since 2005 and have two children at de Stafford; I became a parent governor at de Stafford in 2013. My professional career so far has been in International sales working at several European companies’ leading teams to develop strategies around sales, marketing and operational excellence. I have also been working with young people in the voluntary sector since 1998 as a Church youth leader and more recently as a local Scout leader.  
   
Mrs Rowan Spurgin SSB Member
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 prior to this was a governor at a local infant school for 5 years.  I have two daughters who are both students at de Stafford.  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
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.  
   
Mr Kenny Wheeler SSB Member
I have lived in Caterham for 10 years and very much enjoy being part of the community. My background is in teaching, originally as a Business Studies teacher then latterly as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Senior Leader in two secondary schools. Throughout my career I have engaged in leadership development and now have the privilege of designing and delivering leadership courses to SENCOs, middle and senior leaders. My role as an Education Consultant (SEN, Inclusion and Leadership) has also seen me work with schools in Surrey and across the country to help target and support vulnerable learners with an overall aim to improve their life chances. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and running (though not at the same time!).  
   
Mr Russell Bennett SSB Member

I am currently Schools' Performance Director for GLF Schools, and have enjoyed a career in education for nearly 23 years, starting out as an English teacher in London. My last role was as Headteacher at The Beacon School in Banstead, a GLF secondary school. My other experience includes working as a Her Majesty's Inspector for Ofsted, where I worked across the London region. My current role involves working across the Trust's secondary schools, in Surrey, Croydon and Oxfordshire.

 
Mr Mark Leach  

I have lived in the Tandridge area for over 25 years and have three grown up children, all who attended their local school. I have worked in the education sector for over 30 years and as an Assistant Head at Glyn School before joining the GLF Schools central team. I am currently responsible for First Line Support and Projects across GLF.