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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

13/11/20

We're recruiting highly motivated individuals to join our fantastic Learning Support team. If you have excellent communication skills, a calm and patient personality and a caring approach to supporting young people, please click here for further info: https://t.co/1lVchWIfRS https://t.co/BEvPGlLPqA

12/11/20

Well done Year 9 👏🏻 and a big thank you to all the staff who are making this valuable opportunity available to our students again this year! https://t.co/CLuQorsT83

11/11/20

🌹At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, we will always remember 🌹 https://t.co/VsTYG8EZ8e

11/11/20

Thank you to Miss Hillsdon for her virtual assembly this morning. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the front of the school at 10:45am and we will be observing a 2 minute silence at 11am. https://t.co/P1AwA0Zd0Q

10/11/20

Don't forget! Homework club starts today for our Year 8 students and will run every Tuesday from 3:15 - 4:15pm in our well equipped Learning Resource Centre. https://t.co/elvu4omHi4

09/11/20

Parents/Carers - our school uniform supplier are currently offering a 10% discount on online orders between now and 2nd December! https://t.co/9crlbpNGAk

School Strategy Board (SSB)

As part of the GLF Schools multi academy trust, de Stafford School is able to benefit from the support and opportunities that are offered by the Trust.  Being part of the Trust allows us to work within a governance structure which is different from a traditional Governing Body model and from September 2017, our local governance body is now a School Strategy Board (SSB).  Our SSB meets once per half term and provides the local governance function for de Stafford which fits within the overall governance structure of GLF Schools. Further information about governance at GLF Schools can be found here.

The three core functions of governance are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management, including well-being, of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The SSB continues to have parent representatives and representatives from the local community, together with our Head Teacher, Mr Garner, and representatives from the Trust’s central team.  It remains important that our SSB comprises the right people with the right skills to make appropriate and informed decisions for the school, taking into account the views of students, staff, parents and the local community.

To contact the Chair of the School Strategy Board, please email Cathy Emmot at cathy.emmott@destafford.org.uk or write to her at de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5YX

The members of our School Strategy Board are:

Name SSB Type Appointing Body SSB Status Start of Term of Office End of Term of Office
Cathy Emmott Community SSB Chair 30 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2022
Alison Etheridge Community SSB   30 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2022
Clare Wingrave Community SSB Safeguarding 30 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2022
Jeremy Garner Headteacher Ex-officio   n/a n/a
Anthony Middleton Community SSB Parent Member 4 Dec 2018 4 Dec 2022
Rowan Spurgin Community SSB Vice Chair 29 April 2015 28 April 2023

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