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18/05/22

Our Year 10 students had the pleasure of attending a Numeracy at Work Panel hosted by Claire Coutinho, MP for East Surrey, and Rachel Hopcroft, Head of Corporate Affairs at KPMG UK. Thank you for taking your time to come and visit us here at de Stafford School 🙏 https://t.co/50iHlpp3nw

28/04/22

We are pleased to announce that the first batch is ready to sell! The team have been working hard and should be proud of themselves. These will be available to purchase next week from Reception and during lunchtime from Room 45. 🇺🇦 https://t.co/XeQijfygSn

27/04/22

Congratulations to the winners of the Spanish Easter Egg competition run by Miss Fantana 🥳 What absolutely cracking designs you all came up with, well done! 👏 https://t.co/6V0rWpXuTU

26/04/22

"Every stitch is a thought, every thought is a prayer” Students meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime to continue to raise funds for the Ukraine by sewing blue and yellow ribbons together, making badges and friendship bracelets to sell to the community! https://t.co/NsOneuMDwC

21/04/22

📸Tomorrow morning is the Year 11 Group Photograph! Please ensure your child is dressed in full school uniform, adhering to the uniform policy which can be found on our website - https://t.co/NecMtkIwVx This will be a lovely keepsake to look back on in years to come! 📸

01/04/22

It was our Year 9 & 10 Students who received top Attitude to Learning scores this week. They were invited down to celebrate their success over cookies and hot chocolate 🍪☕️ with Mr Place, Head of School. Well done to each and every one of you and keep up the hard work 💪 https://t.co/mIE9QiGlLL

31/03/22

A reminder to parents and carers that the school closes at the earlier time of 12:35pm tomorrow for the Easter break and students will return to school on Tuesday 19 April. https://t.co/8byYS72AHQ

24/03/22

Do you have a passion for reading? 📖 We are looking for adult volunteers to assist students with reading during library lessons, for a minimum of 1 hour every week. If you are interested, please email Natalie Rose: nrose1.org.uk for more details. https://t.co/i8GBaDag0I

23/03/22

Well done to Miss Benjafield’s 10XRE1 class for their debate over the use of excessive weaponry during an RE debate. Students shared some excellent and well thought out views, including historical and modern events. Excellent work year 10! 👏

17/03/22

Today our Year 8 X band students visited The Natural History Museum. It was great to see the students back out on school visits and representing the school in such a positive light. We hope their minds are exploding with new knowledge, ready to take it back to the classroom! 🤯 https://t.co/zZbdcmNZXn

15/03/22

📣YEAR 7 PARENTS' & CARERS' EVENING A reminder that the online booking system goes live at 6pm today for our virtual Year 7 Parents' & Carers' Evening on Wednesday 23rd March. Full details and a user guide can be found our website here https://t.co/KKRH19ZUcF... or in ParentMail. https://t.co/K1ac1uJtNk

14/03/22

📖Reading enthusiasts required! We are looking for adult volunteers to assist students engage with reading during library lessons. If this is something you would be interested in, please email Natalie Rose: nrose1.org.uk

14/03/22

📣VACANCIES: CLEANER & PART TIME RECEPTIONIST (MORNINGS ONLY) Are you looking for a new job role? We have some fantastic job opportunities opening up here at de Stafford School🥳 For full job descriptions and details of how to apply, please click here: https://t.co/CCJg56EblN https://t.co/0ddrKKPNN0

02/03/22

This morning Mr Place, Head of School, had the pleasure of meeting with some of our Year 7 students who have recently received top Attitude to Learning scores! 🤩 They gave some really positive feedback and enjoyed a hot chocolate and a cookie to celebrate their success! 🍪☕️ https://t.co/BsJnhtgAhS

01/03/22

Good Luck to all the Year 6 students and families on 'National Offer Day'! 🤞 We extend a very warm welcome to all those families whose children have been offered a place here at de Stafford - we very much look forward to you joining our wonderful school community! 🥳 https://t.co/bxxupLHntT

25/02/22

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated to our collection for the Caterham Food Bank over the last couple of weeks and supported our local community. https://t.co/IwjZUiiZzV

11/02/22

Please find a link to a bumper edition of our weekly news bulletin:- https://t.co/K8hzXLlz11. We wish you all a wonderful half term break and look forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday 21 February (on a week 1 timetable). https://t.co/2WCBrkvZ23

11/02/22

We have a fantastic administrative vacancy within our friendly and efficient Student Services team. For a full job description and details of how to apply, please click here: https://t.co/sqQrABohQg https://t.co/tA4d5qgqYr

02/02/22

We look forward to welcoming Year 10 parents and carers to our study skills seminar at 6pm this evening. Students are welcome to join us too, should they wish to reinforce what they have learnt in school today (no uniform required). https://t.co/aUpuIeCGRK

02/02/22

📣YEAR 8 PARENTS' & CARERS' EVENING The online appointment system ( ) will open at 6pm today for our virtual Year 8 Parents' & Carers' Evening on the 9th February. Full details and a user guide can be found our website here https://t.co/KXC8HNa3ei or in ParentMail https://t.co/bgop5AM6LW

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.