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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 🌟

18/03/20

📢Dear Parents and Carers, an update relating to the Coronavirus has just been sent via ParentMail and can also be viewed on our website (dated 18 March 2020): https://t.co/TuQ5XpBoIU

17/03/20

Please refer to our letter for full details. Regrettably staff absences have reached a point where we must prioritise lessons for those preparing for public examinations and our youngest cohort of students.

17/03/20

The school will be closed to all students in year 8 and year 9 on Wednesday 18 March. Please refer to our website https://t.co/TuQ5XpBoIU or for further details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I contact with any queries about my child?

All staff can be contacted through the main school number or by email.  To direct your enquiry to the most appropriate member of staff, please see below:

For attendance, medical appointments or lost property, please contact Student Services.

For student welfare/general concerns, please contact your child's SAM or Head of Year.

For subject specific concerns or queries about your child's progress, please contact the relevant subject teacher or Head of Year.

Can my child bring a mobile phone to school?

Students are allowed to bring phones to school, however we have a 'no view' policy and they are not permitted to use them in school unless the teacher has allowed it as part of a lesson.  If a student is seen looking at or using their phone, it will be confiscated and returned to them at the end of the school day.

What extra-curricular activities do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs for students to join.  These can be a great way to make new friends and learn new skills.  A list of clubs is available on our website.  There is also a homework club in the library after school on Monday and Thursday until 4.15pm. 

Will my child be rewarded for their academic progress?

Your child's hard work will be recognised both inside and outside of the classroom.  Achievement points will be awarded where their hard work and contribution to learning is above and beyond the level expected.  Outside of hte classroom, students will also have the opportunity to gain achievement points through representing the school and their contribution to the school community and school life.

What other support services are offered by the school?

A range of activities and interventions are run and co-ordinated through the Learning Support Centre.  Specific programmes target self-esteem, transition, friendship, social skills etc.  Interventions are targeted to meet specific needs and may be either 1:1 support or small groups.  Students access this support via referral from their Head of Year or teachers in the school.  Our pastoral team co-ordinate support for students and families who are working with outside agencies. 

We also have a range of support services including the Education Welfare Officer, School Counsellor and the local Police.  If you would like more information on any of the support services offered, please contact the school by telephone or email info@destafford.org.uk

Where does my child go if they are feeling unwell?

If your child feels unwell during a lesson, they should inform their teacher who will give them a note to take to Student Services. 

Who do I contact if my child has a medical appointment?

All medical/dental appointments should be made outside of school hours where possible.  Please advise Attendance prior to the appointment taking place either by phone, letter or email to attendance@destafford.org.uk.  Your child will need to sign out at student services before leaving the school site.  For safeguarding purposes, we won't allow a child to leave the school site without permission from a parent/carer, unless the parent/carer comes to collect them.

Who do I inform if my child has a medical issue or condition?

Please ensure you inform Attendance and Student Services if your child has an ongoing medical condition which may affect their attendance and provide medical evidence to enable us to support your child.  The school may request medical evidence for absences of 5 or more consecutive days or if your child's attendance level becomes a concern.