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20/07/20

We're extremely proud of all 51 students who participated in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme this year, completing 247 hours of voluntary service to the local community!👏Further info on the scheme can be found on our website here: https://t.co/TFIEAwJ7HA https://t.co/XnTIG43SpC

18/07/20

Refunds are still being processed and should reach you within a week. We apologise for any delay and thank you for your patience.

17/07/20

Hi , yes we will still be picking up emails throughout the holiday.

17/07/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Congratulations to Team Canada 🇨🇦 on a fantastic win today! Well done to all students who took part in the various challenges over this half term, showing character & perseverance! Have a great summer! ☀️🏖🇬🇧🇿🇦🇨🇦 https://t.co/OOaKptfvEz

17/07/20

The most surreal of terms officially draws to a close today. A big heartfelt thank you to the entire community for all the fantastic support and patience you have shown. We wish you a very happy and healthy summer and can't wait to welcome you back in September! https://t.co/Cz1kGQAFJr

17/07/20

Have a great Summer everyone. We look forward to welcoming some of you to in September!

16/07/20

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Congratulations to Mr Jones on receiving his certificate for ‘5 years service with The ⁦⁩ Award!’ He has been an enthusiastic leader ⁦⁩ his enthusiasm & passion for the outdoors will be missed, the early wake up calls on expedition...not so much! 👏🏻🏕 https://t.co/LWhhASCMRp

15/07/20

Year 11 - please find an update from Mr Place regarding GCSE Results Day 2020: https://t.co/JUnKVQFnOi. A copy has also been sent to parents/carers via

13/07/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

An excellent demonstration from Mr Couch for the team assault course challenge today! https://t.co/LGV9atmPTR

13/07/20

👏🏻 https://t.co/eMBhh2GS1G

11/07/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

The Summer Olympics continues ⁦⁩ with Mr Jones getting involved in the 30m sprint today (after an extensive warm-up)! Well done to Tom C in Team GB 🇬🇧 & Ben C in Team Canada 🇨🇦 for the fastest times of the week! 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/faBDRkEUas

10/07/20

Parents and Carers - please find a link to our weekly newsletter https://t.co/TEijR5qEh3. We would like to wish the entire de Stafford community a safe and happy weekend.

09/07/20

Thank you to all the Year 6 families who were able to join us for the online ‘Q and A Meetings’. Please find a recorded version of the presentation with answers to your most commonly asked questions: https://t.co/BZOTBc5aaX

04/07/20

Well done Ella! 👏🏻#proud https://t.co/uO8YHcrDhn

04/07/20

Year 6 Parents & Carers - don't forget to join one of our *Virtual Q&A Meetings* next week! Simply login to Google Classroom on your chosen time and date and follow the meeting link. View our Loom recording for further details: https://t.co/LSj2wUdp2i

03/07/20

We've been very impressed with the work submitted by Year 6 students so far. Don't forget there's a 'Year 7 Taster Task' to be found for every subject via our Google Classroom! https://t.co/vmxBVMxJ5O

03/07/20

👏🏻 go Dylan!! https://t.co/0HR9yevK7I

03/07/20

It's that time of the week again! Please find a link to the newsletter, https://t.co/8fphK6uhcN. A copy is also on the way to parents and carers via Have a safe and happy weekend everybody!

01/07/20

Thank you

30/06/20

Year 6 - please find a welcome video from our Inclusion and SEND team. We can't wait to meet you! https://t.co/btIqDJaqxW

British Values

Promotion of British values

At de Stafford School we recognise not only the importance of allowing students to flourish academically but we also embrace our wider role in preparing them for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum. Part of our role in that preparation is ensuring that we promote and reinforce British values to our students.

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and considered them to be democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. At this school these values are reinforced in a pervasive manner and permeate the school community.

The examples that follow are an indication of some of the many ways we seek to embed British values at this school and should be seen as an indication of our approach rather than an exhaustive list.

Democracy

At de Stafford School the principle of democracy is consistently reinforced, with the democratic process being employed for important decisions within the school community, for instance, elections being held for our Head Boy and Girl, prefects and school council representatives. The principle of democracy is explored in History, Citizenship and Religious Studies as well as in SAM time and assemblies.

The rule of law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced through our Behaviour for Learning policy which is implemented by staff and followed by students. School assemblies and the Student Council also address and reinforce the issues of as well as when dealing with behaviour. Students are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty Within de Stafford School students are actively encouraged to make independent choices, knowing that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safety, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and receive advice about how to exercise these safely, for example through our exploration of E-Safety in Computing, Citizenship and SAM time activities.

Mutual respect

Respect is at the core of our school ethos and is modelled by students and staff alike. The school promotes respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning environments. In line with our commitment to democracy students at de Stafford School are always able to voice their opinions and we foster an environment where students are safe to disagree with each other. Mutual respect is embraced throughout the curriculum from the concept of ‘fair play’ in PE to a number of ‘buddy’ programmes which promote mutual respect between students across different year groups within the school.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

This is achieved through equipping students with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community. As a school we are fortunate to benefit from a number of visitors who share both their language and culture with our students. Additionally, students are actively encouraged to share their faith and beliefs within the school. Our Religious Studies curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures. The house system allows students to learn about traditions and practices linked to the Patron saints of the United Kingdom and Ireland. It provides students with the opportunity to celebrate and experience faiths and beliefs in a safe, well organised environment linked to the SMSC curriculum.

Should you feel that the school is not meeting this requirement, you should contact the school office and request to express your concerns with the Headteacher. Likewise, if you feel that anyone working at the school is undermining these values you should report this to the Headteacher.