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27/07/21

It's wonderful to be able to run a for our lovely new Year 7 cohort this week. Thank you to our fabulous team of dedicated staff and Year 10 students who have made it possible. https://t.co/4nvkL92tHb

27/07/21

📣VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED Schools have been asked to carry out on-site asymptomatic Covid-19 testing for students when they return to school in September. If you would like to support with the testing process, please click here: https://t.co/GibZEHYhB1 https://t.co/VOhfvsoXmw

27/07/21

VACANCY: PART TIME ATTENDANCE ASSISTANT We offer an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated administrator to join our dedicated and friendly school Attendance team. Please visit our website for a full job description and application form: https://t.co/a0nZBQXt3m https://t.co/Jc8ACvl3rF

26/07/21

📣EXCLUSIVE 10% HEWITTS OF CROYDON DISCOUNT CODE We are pleased to advise that are offering de Stafford School parents and carers a one off 10% discount on school uniform which can be used online (Code DS10) or in-store on Friday 30th July 2021 ONLY.

16/07/21

Please find a link to our end of term news bulletin for parents and carers, which includes details of our plans for the September return: https://t.co/eDueSiYcsA We wish the entire de Stafford community a wonderful Summer and thank you for all your support. https://t.co/M8X4ofBWyg

16/07/21

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

What a fantastic day at Sports Day yesterday! Well done to everyone involved 💪 https://t.co/pRk1kl4GD1

16/07/21

📣A quick reminder to our parents and carers that the school closes at 12:35pm today. Details regarding our September return will be published in the bulletin which will be sent via ParentMail later today.

13/07/21

Great seeing the de Stafford DofE campers in action # There is no I in Team

12/07/21

Throughout this week we will be holding Celebration Assemblies for each year group to mark their achievements. Today is the turn of Year 7, led by their Head of Year, Miss Cronin. Well done to you all for making such a fantastic start to your journey with us. https://t.co/SD8IVyP2WD

12/07/21

Congratulations to our Bronze participants who successfully passed their expedition - we're very proud of you all. A big thank you to the brilliant team of staff who supported them along the way.👏 https://t.co/Ud5NziMnY2

09/07/21

Please find a link to our weekly bulletin for parents and carers: https://t.co/MsnBmzqKZP We wish all our followers a fantastic weekend! https://t.co/HS1BCQUEkX

09/07/21

Good luck to our next group of Year 9 students who have just set off on their expedition. A big thank you to all the dedicated staff supporting them - we hope you all have a fantastic time! https://t.co/YDCxiUt5rL

09/07/21

Our wonderful team of prefects have met this morning to review and respond to our recent Student Wellbeing Survey and begin planning for their first Student Council meeting in September. We're excited to see what they achieve! https://t.co/VGAAZS2NGr

06/07/21

Parents and Carers - please refer to ParentMail for details of the 'Student Helper' roles we have available at our upcoming Open Evening on the 16 September. Click here to consent to your son/daughter taking part: https://t.co/GtetrGQkGo https://t.co/dDzdyiNX5Z

03/07/21

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

What’s better than cooking on an open fire on a summers eve? There were noodles aplenty with this bunch. 🦆 🦝 👦 https://t.co/nNCO9fUX0t

02/07/21

Please find a link to the weekly news bulletin for our parents and carers : https://t.co/EKJI5DTAVD We wish you all a fantastic weekend!

02/07/21

They're off! Good luck to our participants as they head out on their first expedition today. We hope you have lots of fun! https://t.co/sCEj4bQK6d

30/06/21

This morning we held a Rewards Assembly for our Year 8 students who earned over 100 achievement points last term. Our Senior Leadership Team were delighted to hand out so many certificates and vouchers! Well done Year 8!!👏 https://t.co/8SmV1gkYnu

29/06/21

We hope our Year 10 students have a fantastic 'Taster Day' at our partner college . A reminder for parents/carers that students are expected at the college by 12:30pm and will be dismissed at 3:15pm. https://t.co/qQPT8tWb4Z

25/06/21

Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin for parents and carers dated 25 June 2021: https://t.co/39km4azpy1. A copy has also been sent to you via ParentMail. We wish you all a wonderful weekend! https://t.co/OFUnCaOBlY

Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

Welcome to the LRC

The LRC is located on the first floor of the main school building and provides a pleasant, bright and spacious environment for students to read and study. The LRC aims both to promote reading for pleasure and to support students and teachers with learning across the curriculum.

Opening Times and Use

The LRC is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3.15pm. The LRC can be used by students each break and lunchtime.

Facilities

  • There are over 7,000 books and other resources, such as CD-ROMs, available for loan to help with projects and study.  
  • Resources include a wide range of up-to-date fiction for all year groups.
  • Magazines, journals and newspapers are also available as well as a comprehensive collection of careers information.
  • We have board games for use during lunch and break.
  • There are 30 computers for use outside lesson time for homework and research with printing and copying facilities.

Borrowing

How many resources may I borrow?

Two items at a time, but if you need more please ask.

How long is the loan period?

Two weeks, but you may renew items unless someone else wants to borrow them

What happens if a book goes missing or gets damaged? 

Please see the terms and conditions below.*

Homework Club

This is open to all students on Monday and Thursday from 3.15pm – 4.15pm. Students are welcome to use books and computers. A member of staff is always present to assist if needed.

Star Reading

Once a week, in rotation, we allow students and staff to Stop Teaching and Read, otherwise known as the STAR reading slot! An emphasis on raising Literacy standards through the enjoyment of reading is our aim when 20 minutes of a lesson is dedicated to years 7 and 8 being able to read their library or home books. Thoroughly enjoyed and supported throughout the school, STAR reading is highly popular and successful with students and staff alike!
 

*Terms and conditions

  • Students are responsible for handling library books and resources with care. Please keep books away from food, liquids and pets.
  • Any book/resource that is damaged should be reported to de Stafford School Library immediately in order for it to be repaired. If the damage caused is not easily repairable, parents/carers will be required to pay a £5 replacement fee or provide a replacement copy of the book.
  • If a book/resource is lost, it should be reported to de Stafford School Library immediately. Parents/carers will then be required to pay a £5 replacement fee or provide a replacement copy of the book.
  • All books issued from de Stafford School Library must be returned directly to de Stafford School Library and not to a teacher.
  • If you leave de Stafford School, please return all books before leaving.
  • All books are loaned for 2 week period. The due date of each book will always be stamped on the inside cover of the book. If students have not finished reading their book during this time, they are able to renew their book. Any overdue book means that a student cannot borrow another book until the overdue book is renewed or returned.
  • We will issue two reminders to return an overdue resource. If the book/resource has still not been returned, an email will be sent home with details of how to either replace the book/resource or pay a £5 replacement fee.