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24/11/20

Congratulations to this lovely group of Year 9s who achieved excellent Attitude to Learning scores in their recent reports. Mr Place had the pleasure of meeting them this morning to praise their efforts and receive feedback on their school year to date.👏#growlearnbelieveachieve https://t.co/0uNp6VUJYF

24/11/20

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY - MONDAY 14 DECEMBER 2020 All staff and students are invited to wear their Christmas jumper to school on Monday 14 December! Should you wish to support the valuable work of you can make a donation directly online: https://t.co/qPcwb7hWxK. https://t.co/fq29F1Qoty

23/11/20

Well done to Y8 students Rosie Skeet, Amelie Wells, Jessica Murtagh and Ciara Reed (pictured) plus Shannon Stockley and Max Sutton who were all invited to meet with Mr Place today in recognition of their recent excellent Attitude to Learning scores! 🏆 https://t.co/rdAkUVaaEq

20/11/20

Retweeted From Merstham Park School

We are expanding our team and are pleased to be recruiting a cover supervisor. Check out this link if you are interested in joining two forward thinking GLF schools https://t.co/RvlvmDLuqm

20/11/20

YEAR 11 PARENTS/CARERS: Please find a link to a letter regarding study leave for our Year 11 students (23 - 26 Nov inclusive) https://t.co/dk1LqZZoha. Students are expected in school for their mock exam sessions only during this period. Please see the letter for further info. https://t.co/yvuVI538pV

20/11/20

Please find a link to the weekly news bulletin which includes important updates from the Head of School as well as our Heads of Year: https://t.co/yzV0vwIs7F Stay safe and have a lovely weekend everyone!

19/11/20

It's wonderful to see our students being able to make such great use of our on-site pool facilities. Well done Year 9 and ! https://t.co/ekraMCpjQ6

19/11/20

A final reminder that the school will be closed to all students tomorrow for a staff INSET Day. The school will reopen to students at the usual time on Monday 23 November on a Week 1 timetable. Thank you for your cooperation! https://t.co/2U06esSvtf

19/11/20

*PARENTS AND CARERS*- The Caterham Food Bank are offering FREE CHRISTMAS FOOD HAMPERS for local families and individuals in need🌲. Please email caroline.sidwell.org.uk or call 01883 347818 today for further details. https://t.co/fdcfejKtXS

18/11/20

Parents and Carers- a reminder that all related correspondence will be posted on our website here: https://t.co/mKpGbUReId as well as directly via . We thank you for your continued cooperation during these unprecedented times. https://t.co/eryrmvMn0N

17/11/20

Congratulations and very well done to this fantastic group of Year 7 students, who were invited for hot chocolate and cake with Mr Place this morning in recognition of their excellent 'attitude to learning' scores! https://t.co/byl1GsUuzx

16/11/20

Well done to our Year 11 cohort who made a fantastic start to their mock exams today! Remember your exam timetable and revision sources can be found here: https://t.co/sBFugLlSd9 and your teachers are here to support you every step of the way! https://t.co/NuHBYc3CBT

16/11/20

A reminder to parents and carers that the school will be closed to students this coming Friday, 20th November for an INSET Day. https://t.co/CdLrUwdS4i

13/11/20

Our weekly bulletin has just been sent to parents/carers via together with a letter from . Please click here to view a copy of this week's bulletin: https://t.co/Uo1g0vlnAm We would like to wish all of our followers a happy and healthy weekend! https://t.co/jacHSXH15v

13/11/20

We're recruiting highly motivated individuals to join our fantastic Learning Support team. If you have excellent communication skills, a calm and patient personality and a caring approach to supporting young people, please click here for further info: https://t.co/1lVchWIfRS https://t.co/BEvPGlLPqA

12/11/20

Well done Year 9 👏🏻 and a big thank you to all the staff who are making this valuable opportunity available to our students again this year! https://t.co/CLuQorsT83

11/11/20

🌹At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, we will always remember 🌹 https://t.co/VsTYG8EZ8e

11/11/20

Thank you to Miss Hillsdon for her virtual assembly this morning. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the front of the school at 10:45am and we will be observing a 2 minute silence at 11am. https://t.co/P1AwA0Zd0Q

10/11/20

Don't forget! Homework club starts today for our Year 8 students and will run every Tuesday from 3:15 - 4:15pm in our well equipped Learning Resource Centre. https://t.co/elvu4omHi4

09/11/20

Parents/Carers - our school uniform supplier are currently offering a 10% discount on online orders between now and 2nd December! https://t.co/9crlbpNGAk

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.