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01/04/20

We are so impressed by the quality of work that's being produced at home by our students. Today's poem was written by Connor P in Year 7, for his mum. This particular task is really lifting our spirits, we hope you enjoy reading them as much as us! https://t.co/tkzUfO1hrf

31/03/20

Our students are busy creating poems, letters and stories based on the themes of joy, gratitude, hope or kindness. Each day we plan to share a new piece of work with our followers. Thank you to Scarlett in Year 7 for this wonderful poem about ! https://t.co/pPYIygu2Rr

31/03/20

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Students are raising awareness for by creating powerful posters to put up around the school when we return. Here is Harry's contribution Thank you Harry. https://t.co/4mBqfCa4q6

27/03/20

A weekly newsletter is on the way to our parents and carers via ParentMail. You can also find it on our website here: https://t.co/RCb3EXGp80 Wishing you all a lovely weekend! https://t.co/2bPVcFNKaa

26/03/20

Today we donated including 200 goggles and disposable gloves to the incredible staff who are working tirelessly to treat the members of our communities who are infected with Covid-19. Now lets !

26/03/20

Retweeted From GOV UK

At 8pm tonight join the UK in giving thanks to our brilliant NHS workers by giving them a huge round of applause from your front door, garden, windows, and living rooms. Thank you to all NHS workers https://t.co/vrJUkIBwQl

26/03/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

⁩ students spreading hope with their rainbows and messages to keep safe!🌈🌈🌈 https://t.co/V6J7ycIU2C

25/03/20

Our Year 7 and 8 students can continue to access the Accelerated Reader platform from home. Simply follow this link https://t.co/WYncP7KuXL where they are asked to enter their usual login name and password. Thousands of digital books can also be accessed for free (see below). https://t.co/cc6I7W7MkV

24/03/20

We have just posted an update on our website for our Year 11 cohort. Please click here to view: https://t.co/WmcZ42iK7G A copy is also on the way via ParentMail but the system is still running very slowly.

24/03/20

Retweeted From Department of Health and Social Care

A vital update on from : You MUST now: ▶️ Only go out when absolutely necessary for food, medicine, work or exercise ▶️ Always stay 2 metres apart 🚶🏾‍♀️↔️🚶🏾‍♂️ ❌ Do NOT meet others outside your household, even friends and family https://t.co/xTA9ySPND7

24/03/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

students up and at it with this morning! What a great start to the day! Share with if you’re joining in at home 🤸🏻‍♂️🏋🏽‍♂️💪🏻 https://t.co/eyFZrgJfW8

22/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

20/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

To all our Year 11 students at - we shall miss you. We shall do all we can to help you gain the grades that the final 2 months push would’ve allowed you to achieve. Your learning isn’t wasted.

20/03/20

Please click here to view our latest correspondence from Headteacher, Jeremy Garner https://t.co/SS0HhGObdS. Unfortunately we are still experiencing delays with ParentMail - they will all hit your inbox eventually! https://t.co/n6QGDDCOip

20/03/20

We have created a page on our website with information relating to Free School Meal provision and food banks. If this is relevant for you please click here to read our latest update: https://t.co/FmlsdNpk5q

20/03/20

Please visit our website to view our latest communication relating to the educational provision for children of key workers https://t.co/TuQ5XpBoIU. A copy is also being sent via email, but there will be a delay due to the high volume of traffic on the ParentMail site.

19/03/20

Retweeted From ParentMail By IRIS

Due to unprecedented volumes of school communications today, ParentMail is currently unavailable. Please be assured we understand the critical nature of ParentMail to you and will provide a further update at 8.30pm this evening. https://t.co/KL1FLdPgZ7

19/03/20

*Important Update* We have had to revise our opening plans for tomorrow (Friday). Please click here for details: https://t.co/TuQ5XpjNkk. The ParentMail site is currently undergoing maintenance. A copy of the letter will be sent as soon as it is up and running again.

19/03/20

📢 Parents and carers - an update from the Headteacher and CEO of GLF Schools has just been sent via ParentMail. You can also find copies on our website https://t.co/TuQ5XpBoIU

19/03/20

Our partial closure plans remain in place for today and tomorrow. *Today we are open to students in years 8, 9 and 11 only*. We will update you later today regarding the PM's most recent announcement on school closure and exams. Thank you for your continued support 🌟

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.