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11/06/21

PART TIME ATTENDANCE ASSISTANT REQUIRED We offer an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated administrator to join our dedicated and friendly school Attendance team. Please visit our website for further details: https://t.co/a0nZBQXt3m https://t.co/EscF0uyJJW

11/06/21

Click here to view our weekly news bulletin for parents and carers: https://t.co/aHiIjJI54d We would like to wish all of our followers a fantastic weekend!☀️

28/05/21

It's that time of the week again! Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin for parents and carers: https://t.co/T9uadwyx0D. We would like to wish the entire community a well earned and very enjoyable half term break. https://t.co/ml1FUkBt1F

27/05/21

📣SAVE THE DATE! We are planning an Open Evening for Thursday 8 July between 5-8pm. Presentations will take place at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm and guided tours will be available throughout the evening. No need to pre-register. We hope to see you there! https://t.co/6aTbjz0Fyg

27/05/21

Are you interested in becoming a at either primary or secondary level? Join the 'Zoom into Teacher Training' event on 14 June @ 18:30-19:15 to find out how can support your journey to teach! To register click here https://t.co/Nj90dNe7B2 https://t.co/p5QGzvqmc2

26/05/21

Today was an emotional day as we held a Leavers' Assembly and shirt signing session for our superb Year 11 cohort. We look forward to celebrating with them further at their Prom and wish them continued success and happiness. https://t.co/pkjulDo3N9

26/05/21

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

A bittersweet day today saying farewell to our year 11s. We are so proud of how far you have come 💛💛. Wishing you all every success as your future unfolds before you

24/05/21

Our school uniform supplier are offering 10% discount on all online orders from Monday 31st May - Sunday 6th June! 👍 https://t.co/z7ZMODf1q0

21/05/21

Please find a link to our school news bulletin for parents and carers: https://t.co/YWuHSCpaet We wish you all a fantastic weekend!

21/05/21

Tickets for the Year 11 Prom are available to purchase now via Scopay. Please visit our website for further details: https://t.co/eTk8P037RI https://t.co/9ZLjOmX7JO

18/05/21

Is your son or daughter due to join this September? We've sent you an email with details of our planned induction days and Summer School https://t.co/xySVBTbuh0. Don't forget to register your interest for Summer School via this link: https://t.co/xURNTZ7ROR https://t.co/Lr5apg0lHh

14/05/21

Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin for parents and carers https://t.co/2nHZoVk9xy We would also like to share this wonderful image by and remind our students to email help.org.uk whenever they require support! https://t.co/2EJppqBKyQ

10/05/21

Retweeted From YoungMinds

To start , spend 20 minutes having a conversation about mental health with your child. Here are some conversation starters you can use. https://t.co/TYtbRYuLoy

10/05/21

Well done to our Year 9 art students who have been creating some beautiful illustrations of the as part of their development for the project https://t.co/U1nVOJgfLO

07/05/21

Please find a link to our weekly new bulletin for parents and carers: https://t.co/IyaNFgxVdG. We wish all our followers a fantastic weekend! https://t.co/7CdC02dDCD

06/05/21

It's and we are pleased to be able to support with a venue for their today. Email lettings.org.uk for further details on the fantastic spaces we have available for hire! https://t.co/bVQjo3lvKl

05/05/21

All eyes were on Mrs Beale today as she taught her Year 8 Science class about the anatomy of the eye using dissection 👀 https://t.co/1bBqZ77B7Z

30/04/21

Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin: https://t.co/Bh8fInsqcY We wish you all a fantastic bank holiday weekend and look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday! https://t.co/k9RXgSgMu8

30/04/21

Congratulations to Noah Vellacott and Michael Dean (Year 9), joint winners of Caterham Rotary Club’s annual Prix de la Paix award, a competition rewarding a student studying Spanish for an entry written in Spanish on the theme of War and Peace. https://t.co/gGVOVMJfYV

23/04/21

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Some good technique and excellent distances recorded in Year 8’s first long jump lesson with Mr Henderson this afternoon ☀️ https://t.co/lqHvqtJgBq

Year 8 Options

Email options@destafford.org.uk with any questions

Dear Year 8 Parents/Carers

In order to further support your child to make the right choices during the Options process, I am delighted to introduce additions to our Year 8 Options Information website page.

Please find the following resources below:

  • Mr Place’s ‘Welcome’ video message
  • Mr Parry’s video presentation on ‘How to make your choices’ with the SIMS Parent App
  • Individual video presentations, for every subject, with a wealth of information on what to expect at Key Stage 4.  Simply click on the subject title to view the video
  • The ‘Introduction to the Options process’ video presentation
  • The Options Booklet which provides an overview of the process and detailed information on all Key Stage 4 courses

SIMS Parent App

As detailed in Mr Parry’s presentation and the Options Booklet, Option choices are made via the SIMS Parent App. Should you have any technical issues with this, please do contact Mrs Blake-Thomas at deborah.blake-thomas@destafford.org.uk who will be able to assist in resolving these. 

The deadline for choices to be made is Friday 5 March.

Separate Science

Students invited to choose Separate Science will be contacted by Mr Doyle by Friday 12 February.

Options Week

In addition to this information, the Heads of Department for those subjects which are not delivered at Key Stage 3, will be visiting each SAM, during SAM Time, from Monday 1 February.  These sessions will begin at 8:30am and students should access their normal SAM, on Google Classroom, by using their usual link (also found on Satchel:One).  This is an excellent opportunity for colleagues to share information on their courses and answer any questions students may have.  The schedule for this is as below.  

Day/SAM 8BLA 8CGA/SBE 8AFA 8JHE/VAT 8HGI 8TDA
Mon 1 Feb

Computer Science/IT

Business Citizenship Media Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info
Tues 2 Feb SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT Business Citizenship Media Health & Social Care
Weds 3 Feb Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT Business Citizenship Media
Thurs 4 Feb Media Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT Business Citizenship
Fri 5 Feb Citizenship Media Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT Business
Mon 8 Feb Business Citizenship Media Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT

 

Contact us

On this page, I do hope you find the answers to any questions you may have but please do contact us via email to options@destafford.org.uk should you have any further queries.

Thank you very much, as ever, for your support in ensuring your child has the knowledge required to make these important, well-informed decisions. 

Yours faithfully

Mr Parry, Assistant Headteacher

WELCOME FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OPTION CHOICES

SUBJECT PRESENTATIONS

Please click on the subject titles below to view the video presentations from the Heads of Department.

Art, Craft and Design History
Business Maths
Citizenship Media
Computer Science Music
Creative iMedia Religious Studies
Design and Technology Science
Drama Spanish
English Sport Studies
Food Preparation and Nutrition  
Geography  
Health and Social Care  

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE YEAR 8 OPTION PROCESS

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Year 8 Options Booklet 04th Nov 2020 Download