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01/04/20

We are so impressed by the quality of work that's being produced at home by our students. Today's poem was written by Connor P in Year 7, for his mum. This particular task is really lifting our spirits, we hope you enjoy reading them as much as us! https://t.co/tkzUfO1hrf

31/03/20

Our students are busy creating poems, letters and stories based on the themes of joy, gratitude, hope or kindness. Each day we plan to share a new piece of work with our followers. Thank you to Scarlett in Year 7 for this wonderful poem about ! https://t.co/pPYIygu2Rr

31/03/20

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Students are raising awareness for by creating powerful posters to put up around the school when we return. Here is Harry's contribution Thank you Harry. https://t.co/4mBqfCa4q6

27/03/20

A weekly newsletter is on the way to our parents and carers via ParentMail. You can also find it on our website here: https://t.co/RCb3EXGp80 Wishing you all a lovely weekend! https://t.co/2bPVcFNKaa

26/03/20

Today we donated including 200 goggles and disposable gloves to the incredible staff who are working tirelessly to treat the members of our communities who are infected with Covid-19. Now lets !

26/03/20

Retweeted From GOV UK

At 8pm tonight join the UK in giving thanks to our brilliant NHS workers by giving them a huge round of applause from your front door, garden, windows, and living rooms. Thank you to all NHS workers https://t.co/vrJUkIBwQl

26/03/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

⁩ students spreading hope with their rainbows and messages to keep safe!🌈🌈🌈 https://t.co/V6J7ycIU2C

25/03/20

Our Year 7 and 8 students can continue to access the Accelerated Reader platform from home. Simply follow this link https://t.co/WYncP7KuXL where they are asked to enter their usual login name and password. Thousands of digital books can also be accessed for free (see below). https://t.co/cc6I7W7MkV

24/03/20

We have just posted an update on our website for our Year 11 cohort. Please click here to view: https://t.co/WmcZ42iK7G A copy is also on the way via ParentMail but the system is still running very slowly.

24/03/20

Retweeted From Department of Health and Social Care

A vital update on from : You MUST now: ▶️ Only go out when absolutely necessary for food, medicine, work or exercise ▶️ Always stay 2 metres apart 🚶🏾‍♀️↔️🚶🏾‍♂️ ❌ Do NOT meet others outside your household, even friends and family https://t.co/xTA9ySPND7

24/03/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

students up and at it with this morning! What a great start to the day! Share with if you’re joining in at home 🤸🏻‍♂️🏋🏽‍♂️💪🏻 https://t.co/eyFZrgJfW8

22/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

20/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

To all our Year 11 students at - we shall miss you. We shall do all we can to help you gain the grades that the final 2 months push would’ve allowed you to achieve. Your learning isn’t wasted.

20/03/20

Please click here to view our latest correspondence from Headteacher, Jeremy Garner https://t.co/SS0HhGObdS. Unfortunately we are still experiencing delays with ParentMail - they will all hit your inbox eventually! https://t.co/n6QGDDCOip

20/03/20

We have created a page on our website with information relating to Free School Meal provision and food banks. If this is relevant for you please click here to read our latest update: https://t.co/FmlsdNpk5q

20/03/20

Please visit our website to view our latest communication relating to the educational provision for children of key workers https://t.co/TuQ5XpBoIU. A copy is also being sent via email, but there will be a delay due to the high volume of traffic on the ParentMail site.

19/03/20

Retweeted From ParentMail By IRIS

Due to unprecedented volumes of school communications today, ParentMail is currently unavailable. Please be assured we understand the critical nature of ParentMail to you and will provide a further update at 8.30pm this evening. https://t.co/KL1FLdPgZ7

19/03/20

*Important Update* We have had to revise our opening plans for tomorrow (Friday). Please click here for details: https://t.co/TuQ5XpjNkk. The ParentMail site is currently undergoing maintenance. A copy of the letter will be sent as soon as it is up and running again.

19/03/20

📢 Parents and carers - an update from the Headteacher and CEO of GLF Schools has just been sent via ParentMail. You can also find copies on our website https://t.co/TuQ5XpBoIU

19/03/20

Our partial closure plans remain in place for today and tomorrow. *Today we are open to students in years 8, 9 and 11 only*. We will update you later today regarding the PM's most recent announcement on school closure and exams. Thank you for your continued support 🌟

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.