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

British Values

British Values: Promotion of British values

At de Stafford we recognise not only the importance of striving for 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.  Within our Vision and Aims, these values are reinforced as we seek to “Equip students with the ability to understand their place in an increasingly diverse society by ensuring the values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance are reinforced and permeate the school community.”  The examples that follow are an indication of some of the many ways we seek to embed British values  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, with for example, elections being held for school council representatives. The principle of democracy is explored in History, Citizenship and Religious Studies, PATHS 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 Attitudes and Behaviours policy which is shared and upheld by staff and students. 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 we actively encourage our young people to become active citizens making independent decisions and choices, knowing that they do so within in a safe, secure and supportive environment. 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 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 self and 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. 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: understanding and appreciation of our cultural and religious similarities and differences

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. We actively review our curriculum to seek to provide a broad and balanced education on a range of perspectives on society, faith, religion, culture and history. We are mindful that tolerance is achieved through an awareness, and we look to challenge our biases and prejudices. Students are encouraged to consider how bias can impact upon our own cultural worldview, our attitude towards cultural differences and our understanding different cultural practices and worldviews.

SMSC

Through our SMSC, PATHS (People, Attitudes, Tolerance. Health, Self-Esteem), Personal Development and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) lessons we help students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence; distinguish right from wrong and to respect English law; encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and contribute positively to society; enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of, and respect for, English public institutions and services and to appreciate and respect their own and other cultures.

de Stafford School strives endlessly to ensure that its students leave with the strongest foundation of values upon which to build a successful life and a successful contribution to our Society.