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22/02/18

A reminder that tomorrow is the deadline date for Year 11 photograph orders. Please ensure forms are completed and returned to Student Services.

21/02/18

Meet the founder members of debating society. Looking forward to their first meeting tomorrow having been inspired by the debating competition. https://t.co/rvkVH9ptmo

21/02/18

Our Year 7's have been issued with appointment sheets for next week's Parents Evening. We look forward to updating their parents/carers on their progress this year. https://t.co/hYM4mHBfLN

18/02/18

Looking forward to welcoming students back to tomorrow after the half-term break - remember it is week 1 on your timetable!

09/02/18

Retweeted From de Stafford School

Catch up with all the recent news and events at de Stafford in our latest newsletter:- https://t.co/k6qjlgynCh

09/02/18

Catch up with all the recent news and events at de Stafford in our latest newsletter:- https://t.co/k6qjlgynCh

08/02/18

Retweeted From RE_Teacher_Papworth

Huge well done to all the students who took part in the GLF Debating competition today. What a talentrd bunch of young people!

08/02/18

Than you!

07/02/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Congratulations to all the winners of the .... what wonderful entries from the KS3 teams this year- such a fantastic addition! Congratulations and you did your schools proud! https://t.co/475Xcta77e

07/02/18

Great to welcome David Dein to today to talk to Y9 about his life in football and valuable lessons that he has learned along the way. https://t.co/c86Q0naLhb

07/02/18

A quick reminder that tonight is Year 8 Parents Evening. We look forward to welcoming parents/carers from 4:30pm. https://t.co/DKU5U5NNPZ

06/02/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Great to be at the event this evening along with & .

02/02/18

Retweeted From Cuddington Croft

☕️ Absolutely loved production of Alice in Wonderland tonight! Well done to all involved! https://t.co/TwfRkSB2dP

02/02/18

A reminder to all Year 8 parents/carers that the deadline for your son/daughters options form is this time next week (9th February). A copy of the Options Booklet can be found on our website https://t.co/Lf1QqsiDic.

01/02/18

Retweeted From elaine shaw

Fantastic production of Alice in Wonderland - huge congrats to all pupils and staff

01/02/18

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

congratulations on another brilliant performance by pupils and staff

01/02/18

Online bookings for tonight's opening performance of Alice in Wonderland closes at 1:30pm today https://t.co/wy2VdV98Sn Don't despair, tickets will be also be available to purchase on the door along with raffle tickets for tonight's draw. https://t.co/2ifxwroLvV

01/02/18

Good morning if you could provide us with some leaflets that would be fantastic, thank you. Please mark them for the attention of our Head of Year 9, Miss Bradshaw.

31/01/18

It's Safer Internet Day on 6th February. We are encouraging our students to support our Year 9 charity and choose one day in February for a NoTech4Breck Day, to raise awareness and educate others about online safety. For info visit https://t.co/elZz3UfehE

30/01/18

Our local primary schools look to be really enjoying their preview of Alice in Wonderland today. It's not too late to get your tickets from Reception or online via https://t.co/wy2VdV98Sn https://t.co/gHgCZseovy

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.