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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

29/06/20

Y6 Parents and Carers please join us for a virtual meeting about your son/daughter's transition to . A ParentMail is on the way with further details. Thank you to Maisie and Connor in Year 7 for helping us create this video! 👏https://t.co/LSj2wUdp2i

29/06/20

Year 11 Parents and Carers - don't forget to order your son/daughters Leavers' Hoodie (via Scopay) by this Friday 3 July! https://t.co/3fYrCIa7nb

27/06/20

Would you like to join the team? We have fantastic positions available in our Finance and Learning Support teams. For further info and an application form please visit the vacancies section of our website https://t.co/1lVchWIfRS https://t.co/i5PpJ7PbmV

26/06/20

Our weekly newsletter is on its way via . You can also view it here https://t.co/BsYXpN4DJQ . We would like to wish the entire community a safe and happy weekend!

26/06/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

As the Summer Olympics ⁦⁩ continues, Callum kicks a great conversion to achieve 5 points for Team GB!! 👏🏻 🏉 🇬🇧 https://t.co/CXxdoA1Mxi

26/06/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

Today is the official leaving day for all Year 11 students. So to those of you here from & we wish you the very best. It wasn’t how we expected the year to end but we’re of all that you’ve achieved.

23/06/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Team GB ready for their first Summer Olympic event today! Good luck in the penalty shootout! 🇬🇧 https://t.co/U2F3T7ERKY

22/06/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

The rugby conversion challenge is underway for Team South Africa! 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦 🏉 🏉 🏉 https://t.co/uK9X5HJjJZ

19/06/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Congratulations to Billy in Y9 for completing a 5 mile run to raise money for ⁦⁩ What a fantastic achievement! 👏🏻🏃🏻‍♂️⁦https://t.co/ag9veg57p7

19/06/20

📣Parents and carers - please find a link to our weekly newsletter https://t.co/S1T2q5zyzR, which is also on the way to you via . Wishing you all a safe and happy weekend.

18/06/20

A welcome video has been sent to the Year 6 students who are joining this September. You can also view it here: https://t.co/qVodRI6IGH. Students are encouraged to email us at help.org.uk with any questions they may have about joining our school. https://t.co/5OKRpPi8XM

16/06/20

Is your son/daughter due to start this September? Sadly we are unable to invite Year 6 children physically into school to spend time with us just yet, but we are keen to start the learning journey with them remotely. Look out for an email with further details 👀 https://t.co/HkMFG9mery

16/06/20

If you think your child may now be eligible for free school meals, please visit our website for information and an application form:-https://t.co/APU56VQb6j https://t.co/s8sN3lQEzR

12/06/20

Our weekly newsletter is on the way to parents and carers via and can also be viewed online here: https://t.co/wBGXokdIsX. Have a lovely weekend!

12/06/20

📣Parents and Carers - are offering a 10% discount on online orders from 15-21 June. Visit their website from Monday to order your uniform:- https://t.co/QYLP3m151g https://t.co/yOeQXB62i9

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.