Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

04/07/20

Well done Ella! 👏🏻#proud https://t.co/uO8YHcrDhn

04/07/20

Year 6 Parents & Carers - don't forget to join one of our *Virtual Q&A Meetings* next week! Simply login to Google Classroom on your chosen time and date and follow the meeting link. View our Loom recording for further details: https://t.co/LSj2wUdp2i

03/07/20

We've been very impressed with the work submitted by Year 6 students so far. Don't forget there's a 'Year 7 Taster Task' to be found for every subject via our Google Classroom! https://t.co/vmxBVMxJ5O

03/07/20

👏🏻 go Dylan!! https://t.co/0HR9yevK7I

03/07/20

It's that time of the week again! Please find a link to the newsletter, https://t.co/8fphK6uhcN. A copy is also on the way to parents and carers via Have a safe and happy weekend everybody!

01/07/20

Thank you

30/06/20

Year 6 - please find a welcome video from our Inclusion and SEND team. We can't wait to meet you! https://t.co/btIqDJaqxW

29/06/20

Y6 Parents and Carers please join us for a virtual meeting about your son/daughter's transition to . A ParentMail is on the way with further details. Thank you to Maisie and Connor in Year 7 for helping us create this video! 👏https://t.co/LSj2wUdp2i

29/06/20

Year 11 Parents and Carers - don't forget to order your son/daughters Leavers' Hoodie (via Scopay) by this Friday 3 July! https://t.co/3fYrCIa7nb

27/06/20

Would you like to join the team? We have fantastic positions available in our Finance and Learning Support teams. For further info and an application form please visit the vacancies section of our website https://t.co/1lVchWIfRS https://t.co/i5PpJ7PbmV

26/06/20

Our weekly newsletter is on its way via . You can also view it here https://t.co/BsYXpN4DJQ . We would like to wish the entire community a safe and happy weekend!

26/06/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

As the Summer Olympics ⁦⁩ continues, Callum kicks a great conversion to achieve 5 points for Team GB!! 👏🏻 🏉 🇬🇧 https://t.co/CXxdoA1Mxi

26/06/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

Today is the official leaving day for all Year 11 students. So to those of you here from & we wish you the very best. It wasn’t how we expected the year to end but we’re of all that you’ve achieved.

23/06/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Team GB ready for their first Summer Olympic event today! Good luck in the penalty shootout! 🇬🇧 https://t.co/U2F3T7ERKY

22/06/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

The rugby conversion challenge is underway for Team South Africa! 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦 🏉 🏉 🏉 https://t.co/uK9X5HJjJZ

19/06/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Congratulations to Billy in Y9 for completing a 5 mile run to raise money for ⁦⁩ What a fantastic achievement! 👏🏻🏃🏻‍♂️⁦https://t.co/ag9veg57p7

19/06/20

📣Parents and carers - please find a link to our weekly newsletter https://t.co/S1T2q5zyzR, which is also on the way to you via . Wishing you all a safe and happy weekend.

18/06/20

A welcome video has been sent to the Year 6 students who are joining this September. You can also view it here: https://t.co/qVodRI6IGH. Students are encouraged to email us at help.org.uk with any questions they may have about joining our school. https://t.co/5OKRpPi8XM

16/06/20

Is your son/daughter due to start this September? Sadly we are unable to invite Year 6 children physically into school to spend time with us just yet, but we are keen to start the learning journey with them remotely. Look out for an email with further details 👀 https://t.co/HkMFG9mery

16/06/20

If you think your child may now be eligible for free school meals, please visit our website for information and an application form:-https://t.co/APU56VQb6j https://t.co/s8sN3lQEzR

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.