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22/05/20

Please click here to view our weekly newsletter https://t.co/bsmLBrZO4K. We would like to wish the entire community a happy and healthy half term break and thank you for your continued support. https://t.co/d8hMyS9DFb

21/05/20

📣Parents/Carers - please find a link to an update from the Headteacher regarding plans for after half term https://t.co/tkfVqljKil. The letter includes a link to a survey for our Year 10 parents/carers. Please do complete this if you can-your feedback is very important to us!

20/05/20

It's National Thank a Teacher Day! We're grateful to all our staff who continue to work tirelessly to support our students, whether in school or at home. If you would like to send a free, e-card to a member of staff , please click here: https://t.co/cBakyny0ky.

13/05/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Great to see Year 7 students completing the handstand workout at home! Well done Zac, Charlie and Max 👏 https://t.co/vP7hxg4ech

13/05/20

📣Parents & Carers please find an update from the CEO of GLF Schools https://t.co/5bVb0mcGDu . We will continue to keep you updated via ParentMail and our social media pages. If you have any feedback or questions in the mean time, please email headteacher.org.uk

11/05/20

Parents/carers please refer to for further information on how your son/daughter can access these fascinating this week. https://t.co/ZbPhzluN39

10/05/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

Following the PM’s briefing, we await further details from the DfE & our LAs. We will share information as soon as we are able. Please be assured our priority remains the safety of children & students, their families & our staff.

08/05/20

Will you be celebrating today? Below are some ideas for how you can safely celebrate the 75th Anniversary of with a 'Stay at Home Street Party'. Thank you to the students who designed these beautiful flags whilst in school this week. https://t.co/xBNBpwgsRt

07/05/20

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Today's Jenkins centre challenge is for the long weekend. Create a board game and play it with your family. It can have any theme you like and be as creative as you like. We will play it in the Jenkins Centre when we return

07/05/20

Parents/carers - please find a link to our weekly newsletter https://t.co/pMN2ypWWxe which has also been sent via . We hope you are all managing to stay safe and well.

05/05/20

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Here are some of our student's pictures from the weekend challenge. Love these https://t.co/wPTzfpT8ZH

05/05/20

Our team have been setting some fantastic daily challenges on their Twitter account which are suitable for all children to access (see today's example below). Give them a follow and please share your pictures with us! https://t.co/vyJqdhzs60

01/05/20

Parents and carers - please find a link to the weekly newsletter from Headteacher, Jeremy Garner https://t.co/F43KW6ewX9. A copy has also been sent via ParentMail.

30/04/20

Parents/carers - if your financial circumstances have recently changed, your child may now be eligible for free school meals. Click this link https://t.co/bTATeqwL6g to find the qualifying criteria and an online application form.

30/04/20

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Such a lovely day chatting to students on the phone. Great to hear about their baking, gardening activities, games and the adventures they have been having. Looking forward to seeing them again

28/04/20

Please join us in a one minute silence at 11am today, remembering those key workers, including teachers and school staff, who have lost their lives to https://t.co/SUanLTAmgE

27/04/20

Please find a link to a letter which contains some very sad news regarding Mrs Muir, a much loved Learning Support Assistant here at de Stafford School https://t.co/Xi327JMSSA https://t.co/c4Kcj8SfBP

24/04/20

Parents/carers our weekly news bulletin is available to view here https://t.co/FQ2nemTVPu or via ParentMail. We wish all our followers a safe and enjoyable weekend. Thanks to Bethany B in Year 7 for this lovely poem about https://t.co/DEZDhXK2PG

23/04/20

📢Parents/carers - a letter from the Chair of the School Strategy Board has been sent via ParentMail this morning. Please click here to view the letter via our website https://t.co/vPcNdvi0b0 https://t.co/o5RXR2NcEp

22/04/20

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

This lovely Coping Calendar from is great if some days are difficult. Take one day at a time. https://t.co/IACJARNYaZ

Vision, Values and Aims

Educating children is a great responsibility and privilege. We are committed to ensuring de Stafford provides all students with an outstanding learning experience so that they are fully prepared for the challenges of the modern world; where excellent examination results are achieved within a structure that supports the development of highly aspirational and confident young adults, comfortable of their place within society and the positive contribution they can make to it.

Our relentless focus on learning and achievement will ensure lessons are taught within a framework of creativity, innovation and challenge. We are an inclusive learning community committed to providing all of our students with the opportunity to flourish and to fulfil their academic, social and personal potential within a calm, happy and purposeful school environment based on a culture of high expectations and mutual respect.

Strategic Aims

  • Provide an exciting, challenging and engaging education that enables students to reach their full potential.
  • Develop the skills and attributes in students to enable them to become active citizens within a rapidly changing global environment.
  • Engender a passion for, and commitment to, life-long learning and continuous personal growth and development.
  • Develop a sense of belonging, inclusivity and self-worth amongst all members of the school community.
  • Ensure students understand and recognise the difference between right and wrong, take responsibility for their actions and stand up for what they believe in.
  • Equip students with the ability to understand their place in an increasingly diverse society by ensuring the values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance are reinforced in a pervasive manner and permeate the school community.

Principal Focus

  • Ensure high quality teaching that enables all students to learn exceptionally well is at the heart of all we do.
  • Provide a calm, supportive and well-structured learning environment based on a culture of high standards and expectations.
  • Ensure every student feels included within a safe, happy and caring school community.
  • Provide a varied programme of enrichment opportunities that enable all students to develop talents and interests beyond the classroom.
  • Seek the best ways of achieving personal, social and academic excellence, including innovative approaches to school improvement and being prepared to challenge educational orthodoxies.

Core Values

Grow

We will promote a growth mind-set among all members of the school community whereby it is understood that talents and abilities can be developed through effort and persistence, challenges are embraced and inspiration is found in the success of others as part of the process toward fullness or fulfilment.

Learn

We will provide an enriching and engaging education which promotes a passion for life-long learning. Challenges will not be feared but rather seen as a stepping stone on the journey to success; resilience and endeavour will be recognised, respected and rewarded.

Believe

All members of the school community will have the confidence, trust and faith to support one another to achieve extraordinary things.

Achieve

We recognise that achievement and success come in many different forms. We value individual progress over raw attainment and acknowledge the effort invested to achieve success.