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11/06/21

PART TIME ATTENDANCE ASSISTANT REQUIRED We offer an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated administrator to join our dedicated and friendly school Attendance team. Please visit our website for further details: https://t.co/a0nZBQXt3m https://t.co/EscF0uyJJW

11/06/21

Click here to view our weekly news bulletin for parents and carers: https://t.co/aHiIjJI54d We would like to wish all of our followers a fantastic weekend!☀️

28/05/21

It's that time of the week again! Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin for parents and carers: https://t.co/T9uadwyx0D. We would like to wish the entire community a well earned and very enjoyable half term break. https://t.co/ml1FUkBt1F

27/05/21

📣SAVE THE DATE! We are planning an Open Evening for Thursday 8 July between 5-8pm. Presentations will take place at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm and guided tours will be available throughout the evening. No need to pre-register. We hope to see you there! https://t.co/6aTbjz0Fyg

27/05/21

Are you interested in becoming a at either primary or secondary level? Join the 'Zoom into Teacher Training' event on 14 June @ 18:30-19:15 to find out how can support your journey to teach! To register click here https://t.co/Nj90dNe7B2 https://t.co/p5QGzvqmc2

26/05/21

Today was an emotional day as we held a Leavers' Assembly and shirt signing session for our superb Year 11 cohort. We look forward to celebrating with them further at their Prom and wish them continued success and happiness. https://t.co/pkjulDo3N9

26/05/21

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

A bittersweet day today saying farewell to our year 11s. We are so proud of how far you have come 💛💛. Wishing you all every success as your future unfolds before you

24/05/21

Our school uniform supplier are offering 10% discount on all online orders from Monday 31st May - Sunday 6th June! 👍 https://t.co/z7ZMODf1q0

21/05/21

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

21/05/21

Tickets for the Year 11 Prom are available to purchase now via Scopay. Please visit our website for further details: https://t.co/eTk8P037RI https://t.co/9ZLjOmX7JO

18/05/21

Is your son or daughter due to join this September? We've sent you an email with details of our planned induction days and Summer School https://t.co/xySVBTbuh0. Don't forget to register your interest for Summer School via this link: https://t.co/xURNTZ7ROR https://t.co/Lr5apg0lHh

14/05/21

Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin for parents and carers https://t.co/2nHZoVk9xy We would also like to share this wonderful image by and remind our students to email help.org.uk whenever they require support! https://t.co/2EJppqBKyQ

10/05/21

Retweeted From YoungMinds

To start , spend 20 minutes having a conversation about mental health with your child. Here are some conversation starters you can use. https://t.co/TYtbRYuLoy

10/05/21

Well done to our Year 9 art students who have been creating some beautiful illustrations of the as part of their development for the project https://t.co/U1nVOJgfLO

07/05/21

Please find a link to our weekly new bulletin for parents and carers: https://t.co/IyaNFgxVdG. We wish all our followers a fantastic weekend! https://t.co/7CdC02dDCD

06/05/21

It's and we are pleased to be able to support with a venue for their today. Email lettings.org.uk for further details on the fantastic spaces we have available for hire! https://t.co/bVQjo3lvKl

05/05/21

All eyes were on Mrs Beale today as she taught her Year 8 Science class about the anatomy of the eye using dissection 👀 https://t.co/1bBqZ77B7Z

30/04/21

Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin: https://t.co/Bh8fInsqcY We wish you all a fantastic bank holiday weekend and look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday! https://t.co/k9RXgSgMu8

30/04/21

Congratulations to Noah Vellacott and Michael Dean (Year 9), joint winners of Caterham Rotary Club’s annual Prix de la Paix award, a competition rewarding a student studying Spanish for an entry written in Spanish on the theme of War and Peace. https://t.co/gGVOVMJfYV

23/04/21

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Some good technique and excellent distances recorded in Year 8’s first long jump lesson with Mr Henderson this afternoon ☀️ https://t.co/lqHvqtJgBq

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.