Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

21/05/24

We are over the moon to announce that we have have raised a whopping £2,364 for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices 💜 Thanks again to all Students, Parents/Carers and Staff who helped to make this possible 🥰#proud pic.twitter.com/Wxue2y7lgl

21/05/24

📷 We have vacancies! Please see further information, Job Description and link to the application forms below: https://t.co/CCJg56EblN pic.twitter.com/GNgXqFGgY3

13/05/24

📣We are very excited to announce the date for our 2024 Open Evening! We are looking forward to welcoming visitors on Thursday 4 July from 5-8pm where you will be able to take a tour around the school with one of our amazing student helpers. We look forward to seeing you all! pic.twitter.com/iNBUXrCBHE

13/05/24

Wishing all Year 6 students from our local feeder schools and the very best of luck with SATs this week 🫶

09/05/24

Year 11 exams are well underway! This is a crucial time for students, and their dedication and effort will surely pay off. Encouraging them to continue putting their best foot forward will undoubtedly lead to rewarding outcomes. Good luck everyone, you've got this! 🫶🥰 pic.twitter.com/5oZgfHSAEB

09/05/24

📣 We have vacancies for Exam Invigilators! Please see further information, Job Description and link to the application form below: https://t.co/CCJg56EblN pic.twitter.com/GSEYyhhIoJ

03/05/24

What a way to end an amazing Charity Week with a cake sale & 'Massaoke'! Absolutely wonderful to see our whole school community come together as one to sing this afternoon for pic.twitter.com/45l5UYB4Tt

29/04/24

Day 1 of Charity Week - Year 7 cake sale! 🍰🧁 pic.twitter.com/pYRuWlSbAO

19/04/24

Please click here to view our weekly news bulletin: https://t.co/RCb3EXoOgs. We hope you all have a fantastic weekend!🌞 pic.twitter.com/VcvehnjAWB

17/04/24

A huge thank you to Hayley Dawson from Nescot College who delivered an excellent presentation to our Year 9 cohort this morning all about their Post-16 training courses and facilities 👏 pic.twitter.com/kWwonEid46

26/03/24

Lights... camera... action!! Lots of fun being had getting ready for our first dress rehearsal to local primary schools this morning!!😍 pic.twitter.com/5e4LwYX5QO

25/03/24

A huge thank you to Sue Taylor from the ALPS Partnership who delivered an excellent presentation to our Year 10 cohort this morning, all about the Apprenticeship Training Pathway👏 pic.twitter.com/HTaxU8ePud

21/03/24

Our Year 10 & 11 students have arrived safely in Iceland and are on their way to the first stop! pic.twitter.com/vyxcE7VtpD

15/03/24

The Year 11s received their Revision booklets today as part of the ongoing strategy to support our students in their preparation for their exams! pic.twitter.com/aQ9tf86F0X

15/03/24

The Year 11s received their Revision booklets today as part of the ongoing strategy to support our students in their preparation for their exams! pic.twitter.com/CKRajw9rBh

15/03/24

Media revision bags at the ready! Media students collected revision bags during Media Club today. Each pack contains: knowledge organisers, fact sheets, WAGOLLS, flash cards, highlighters and pens. Reminder that revision is every Thursday after school in room 45 pic.twitter.com/EBDpAVYzCq

08/03/24

To celebrate World Book Day, a selection of our Year 7 & 9 students took part in a visit to Woldingham School, to attend an author event hosted by the Carnegie Medal winning author, Sarah Crossan! pic.twitter.com/P9V7DQEFOk

04/03/24

Congratulations and welcome to our new Year 7 cohort who will be joining de Stafford School in September 2024. We can't wait to meet you all! pic.twitter.com/Ta0N4UbLCm

01/03/24

Good Luck to all the Year 6 students and families on 'National Offer Day'! pic.twitter.com/Y9xJdMUtiV

23/02/24

Canteen staff put on another delicious spread yesterday afternoon as we celebrated Lunar New Year! pic.twitter.com/jUAspALGLn

Safeguarding

Safeguarding

At de Stafford School safeguarding is our highest priority. We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and all staff (including supply staff, volunteers and School Standards Board members) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.  Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy located here.

Sometimes, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Children can abuse other children. This is generally referred to as peer on peer/child on child abuse and can take many forms. It can happen both inside and outside of school and online. It is most likely to include, but may not be limited to: bullying (including cyberbullying, prejudice-based and discriminatory bullying); abuse in intimate personal relationships between peers; physical abuse;, sexual harassment or sexual violence; non-consensual sharing of nudes and semi nudes images and/or videos; causing someone to engage in sexual activity without consent; upskirting; and initiation/hazing type violence and rituals; or coercive control exercised between children both on and offline..

We understand the importance of challenging inappropriate behaviours between children/young people. Downplaying certain behaviours, for example dismissing sexual harassment as “just banter”, “just having a laugh”, “part of growing up”; or not recognising that emotional bullying is as damaging as physical harm to be taken equally seriously, can make school feel an unsafe environment for children. In worst case scenarios, a culture that normalises such abuse leads to children/young people accepting it as normal and creates a barrier to them coming forward to report it. Stopping harm and ensuring immediate safety is our first priority.

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, parents and students can report this directly using Help@destafford.org.uk.

You can contact Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/ or the NSPCC helpline Report Abuse in Education on 0800 136 663 or email help@nspcc.org.uk.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) can be contacted directly as below:

  • Mrs Rachel Treacher – Designated Safeguarding Lead, Deputy Headteacher

email: rtreacher1@destafford.org.uk

  • Mrs Justine McGarvey – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

email:jmcgarvey1@destafford.org.uk

  • Mrs Clare Wingrave – School Standards Board Member with responsibility for Safeguarding

email: cwingrave1@destafford.org.uk

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that he/she is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the Head of School or Executive Headteacher:

  • Mr Jeremy Garner – Executive Headteacher

email: jgarner1@destafford.org.uk

  • Mr Jeff Place – Head of School

email: jplace1@destafford.org.uk

For GLF Schools Safeguarding and other policies - please follow this link

 

Urgent child protection and safeguarding contact numbers 

If you believe a child is at immediate risk of harm, call 999

 

Surrey Children’s Services

Availability: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Phone: 0300 470 9100

Out of hours phone: 01483 517898 to speak to our emergency duty team.

or

Croydon Children’s Services

• For Urgent Action call the Single Point of Contact 0208 255 2888 – (same day intervention by a social worker)

• For Urgent Action out of Hours call 0208 726 6400 – this is the for the emergency social work service for urgent child protection matters that cannot wait until the next working day.

 

Additional support for mental health, bereavement and online safety can also be found under our Health and Wellbeing area on the website here.