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26/02/21

Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin containing some important updates: https://t.co/WvU6VnJWEG. As ever, please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. Have a wonderful weekend!

26/02/21

We will be offering some free packs of stationery items to our local Caterham families (secondary aged and primary aged students) to ensure that young people are ready to access their learning when they return to the school site in March https://t.co/gVxoNKChyy

25/02/21

Year 8 Parents and Carers A reminder that the Options deadline is Friday 5 March. Please visit our website for further information on submitting your child's subject choices: https://t.co/TQmCdfN0lM and email options.org.uk with any questions! https://t.co/kcFt2P2sC0

24/02/21

📢Parents and Carers Please click here for an update further to the recent government announcement https://t.co/c8RK9wMrJT. We've also sent you a copy via . Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions! https://t.co/wmjFiGzfhB

12/02/21

Please find a link to our end of half term news bulletin: https://t.co/8iGPM3nTci. You will also find a host of Remote Learning guides and info on our website here: https://t.co/7Jf4MFAHD3 We wish you all a wonderful half term break and thank you for your continued support.🌟

09/02/21

We're extremely grateful for the feedback we continue to receive from our students and parents/carers. As ever, if you have any ideas or comments then please do email us at headteacher.org.uk, we'd love to hear from you! https://t.co/4C1F48z6PP

05/02/21

Parents and Carers-please find a link to our weekly news bulletin :https://t.co/9aTlciUCfE. We also wanted to share with you this lovely poem which Katie M in Year 7 wrote in her recent PATHS lesson. https://t.co/ubHIAl2DXK

04/02/21

Year 7 have been studying Greek Theatre in their Drama lessons and this week they had a go at creating their own masks. Great effort Year 7! 👏#Drama https://t.co/lmdBBK0CgA

03/02/21

🌟Year 8 Parents & Carers🌟 A reminder that the Parents' & Carers' Evening online booking system is open from 6.00pm tonight and will close at 9.00pm on 8 February 2021. Bookings should be made via https://t.co/NhKOWkOqoY. See our website for more info: https://t.co/GD3vU80CsR

02/02/21

Please visit our website or see for information relating to our upcoming (virtual) Year 8 Parents' and Carers' Evening: https://t.co/GD3vU80CsR https://t.co/TFejxTuJqf

01/02/21

We are very grateful for all the feedback and support we receive from students, parents and carers as we navigate these unprecedented times. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you ever have any questions or concerns. https://t.co/weBR7pfQok

01/02/21

Thank you to the who will be providing virtual online safety presentations to our Year 7 students during period 1 today and tomorrow. https://t.co/jCZ6veMU2f

31/01/21

A reminder we will be operating an adjusted student timetable from tomorrow (Mon 1 Feb) as below. Please see our latest news bulletin for further detail. https://t.co/CJj7APceER

27/01/21

Thank you to Kiara in Year 8 for this inspirational piece of poetry. We felt it was too good not to share! 👏#deStaffordProud https://t.co/OkS681AJyN

21/01/21

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Fantastic work from Miss Porter’s Year 7 girls this morning, who were challenged to create their own circuit! 💪 https://t.co/yRxBI4aU9H

19/01/21

Please find a link to a letter for our Year 11 students and their parents/carers relating to the cancellation of GCSE & A Level examinations this year: https://t.co/uatBtjhsMb . A copy has also been sent via today. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!

18/01/21

yes, there is a Broadcast Video Library on the website here: https://t.co/P1uYyAjFYa where children can catch up on all previous V-Talks. We hope your daughter enjoys watching!

08/01/21

Parents and Carers -please find a link to our news bulletin https://t.co/hBUIy76FiF which has also been sent to you via . We would like to wish all of our followers a happy and healthy weekend!

08/01/21

Retweeted From Speakers for Schools

Tune in to hear from Shai Weiss, CEO of Airways on Thursday at 5pm!🕔 Shai will share career insights & advice on teamwork, resilience and maintaining mental clarity during difficult times.🙌 To join: https://t.co/KZT5cMlxrs. https://t.co/GUFBnmDj9n

05/01/21

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

WELCOME TO THE PE TEAM! Miss Gentry has joined and you will soon meet her in your remote lessons...although you’ll have to wait until February to see her basketball skills in person! 🏀 https://t.co/rw4OQ8YQ5g

Posted on: 30/11/2020

Movember moustaches for our school team

Highlighting the issue of men’s health has prompted a team of six teachers at our school to take part in the Movember moustache challenge.

All six abandoned shaving their top lip for the month, and one didn’t even know he could grow a moustache until he tried for a good cause. Together they hope to raise awareness of  the charity which highlights the issues of suicide prevention and mental health, prostate and testicular cancer.

Year 8 Deputy Head of Year and PE teacher Mr Henderson said he was taking the lead on the issue because the idea had helped students come forward with problems they may not have otherwise mentioned.

“The stigma of not talking about men’s mental and physical health is so damaging, especially for young people. I am more than happy to take a bit of flack for a furry top lip if it helps develop an open and honest environment for our students to flourish in,” he said.

Mr Henderson said as a result of the campaign, there had been times when a Year 11 student, for example, felt comfortable about discussing a mental health issue or concern they may not have mentioned before.

The issue of open discussion was also behind Mr Harris’s decision to join Movember. The Head of PE said he grew up in an era when there was a concept that men and boys should ‘man-up and get on with it.’

“I engage in Movember every year to raise awareness that it is not weak to seek support and that men should speak up about any concerns or issues that are affecting them,” he said.

Assistant Head and Geography teacher Mr Henk said the lockdown period taught everyone how important it was to speak-up.

“Any cause designed to raise awareness and understanding about difficult and debilitating issues deserves support. So far it has provoked some wonderful conversations with curious young people,” he added.

History teacher Mr Rayner didn’t even know if he could grow a moustache until he decided to take part in Movember.

“I didn’t know I could until I tried. It’s not coming on that badly, although I think I might have peaked,” he said three weeks into the challenge.

“It is a great opportunity to raise money for mental health and, having had cancer in the family, this is a subject close to my heart.”

Mr Starke, Geography teacher, said a family member and a friend had  both had prostate cancer.

“They are both fine now, but I could see how horrible it is to struggle with such things. I value any effort to raise awareness of male mental health.”

Assistant Head and Science teacher Mr Parry said taking part in Movember was a good opportunity to highlight men’s health issues, including testicular and prostate cancer, alongside mental health discussion.

“I very much hope more men seek help early, helping to ensure treatment success and a positive way forward. It has been a privilege to take part in such a worthwhile cause,” he said.

For more information about the charity, see www.movember.com