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27/11/20

Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin which contains news and updates from the Head of School and each Head of Year: https://t.co/keI9NfMp22 We wish you all a happy and healthy weekend! https://t.co/Db8Hwc8IwT

27/11/20

On Monday 30 November, all students in Years 7 to 10 should remain at home and access remote lessons via SatchelOne . Only Year 11 students who are due to sit a mock examination should attend the school site on Monday. Please click here for details: https://t.co/CzycNSrssm https://t.co/Gm4AE5sgXJ

27/11/20

A big well done to our Year 8 students (pictured) who have recently hit their 'Word Millionaire' status! 🌟#deStaffordProud https://t.co/ZYW2l0cd1a

27/11/20

Fantastic to see our Year 8 students enjoying some time in the pool and working on their diving skills today! 👏 https://t.co/ADnMGJ2fI8

25/11/20

Mrs Beale's Year 9 chemistry class have enjoyed modelling allotropes (different forms) of carbon in their practical lesson this afternoon https://t.co/Rzcizh7OI5

25/11/20

If you are interested in joining the Parent Forum and helping to shape the future of our school, please email headteacher.org.uk and register your interest today! See last week's bulletin for further details: https://t.co/yzV0vwIs7F https://t.co/JKIJo078PW

24/11/20

Congratulations to this lovely group of Year 9s who achieved excellent Attitude to Learning scores in their recent reports. Mr Place had the pleasure of meeting them this morning to praise their efforts and receive feedback on their school year to date.👏#growlearnbelieveachieve https://t.co/0uNp6VUJYF

24/11/20

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY - MONDAY 14 DECEMBER 2020 All staff and students are invited to wear their Christmas jumper to school on Monday 14 December! Should you wish to support the valuable work of you can make a donation directly online: https://t.co/qPcwb7hWxK. https://t.co/fq29F1Qoty

23/11/20

Well done to Y8 students Rosie Skeet, Amelie Wells, Jessica Murtagh and Ciara Reed (pictured) plus Shannon Stockley and Max Sutton who were all invited to meet with Mr Place today in recognition of their recent excellent Attitude to Learning scores! 🏆 https://t.co/rdAkUVaaEq

20/11/20

Retweeted From Merstham Park School

We are expanding our team and are pleased to be recruiting a cover supervisor. Check out this link if you are interested in joining two forward thinking GLF schools https://t.co/RvlvmDLuqm

20/11/20

YEAR 11 PARENTS/CARERS: Please find a link to a letter regarding study leave for our Year 11 students (23 - 26 Nov inclusive) https://t.co/dk1LqZZoha. Students are expected in school for their mock exam sessions only during this period. Please see the letter for further info. https://t.co/yvuVI538pV

20/11/20

Please find a link to the weekly news bulletin which includes important updates from the Head of School as well as our Heads of Year: https://t.co/yzV0vwIs7F Stay safe and have a lovely weekend everyone!

19/11/20

It's wonderful to see our students being able to make such great use of our on-site pool facilities. Well done Year 9 and ! https://t.co/ekraMCpjQ6

19/11/20

A final reminder that the school will be closed to all students tomorrow for a staff INSET Day. The school will reopen to students at the usual time on Monday 23 November on a Week 1 timetable. Thank you for your cooperation! https://t.co/2U06esSvtf

19/11/20

*PARENTS AND CARERS*- The Caterham Food Bank are offering FREE CHRISTMAS FOOD HAMPERS for local families and individuals in need🌲. Please email caroline.sidwell.org.uk or call 01883 347818 today for further details. https://t.co/fdcfejKtXS

18/11/20

Parents and Carers- a reminder that all related correspondence will be posted on our website here: https://t.co/mKpGbUReId as well as directly via . We thank you for your continued cooperation during these unprecedented times. https://t.co/eryrmvMn0N

17/11/20

Congratulations and very well done to this fantastic group of Year 7 students, who were invited for hot chocolate and cake with Mr Place this morning in recognition of their excellent 'attitude to learning' scores! https://t.co/byl1GsUuzx

16/11/20

Well done to our Year 11 cohort who made a fantastic start to their mock exams today! Remember your exam timetable and revision sources can be found here: https://t.co/sBFugLlSd9 and your teachers are here to support you every step of the way! https://t.co/NuHBYc3CBT

16/11/20

A reminder to parents and carers that the school will be closed to students this coming Friday, 20th November for an INSET Day. https://t.co/CdLrUwdS4i

13/11/20

Our weekly bulletin has just been sent to parents/carers via together with a letter from . Please click here to view a copy of this week's bulletin: https://t.co/Uo1g0vlnAm We would like to wish all of our followers a happy and healthy weekend! https://t.co/jacHSXH15v

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.