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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

05/01/21

Parents and Carers - further to the most recent government announcement, please find a link to an update letter: https://t.co/ZpBB9cfIax We will continue to keep you updated and thank you again for your support and patience.

04/01/21

📢We are looking for volunteers to support our Rapid Covid-19 Testing programme . Please click here for further details and to register your interest: https://t.co/6z286ndKg9 https://t.co/PgTbQYAGrs

31/12/20

Parents and Carers - further to the most recent government announcement, please find an update to our start of term arrangements: https://t.co/YBNWTmxRSR. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best as we enter 2021.

18/12/20

📢Parents and Carers Further to the most recent government announcement, please click here https://t.co/ufE8l7nlGd for an update regarding the start of term. A copy has also been sent via . Thank you for your continued support.

17/12/20

Please find a link to our end of term news bulletin https://t.co/aER0vSFjMJ! 🎄 We wish all of our students, parents, carers and staff a very happy and healthy festive break and look forward to welcoming you all back to school in 2021! https://t.co/sUy36o02Ur

17/12/20

We are very grateful to our parents and carers for their support. We have tried our hardest.

15/12/20

Great work Ollie! 👏 https://t.co/FAdoKISIE5

11/12/20

It's been wonderful to see our staff and students supporting and spreading some festive cheer🎄#makingtheworldbetterinasweater https://t.co/TbZ1z3waeG

10/12/20

Hi , thank you for checking. No school blazer is required if students are wearing a Christmas jumper.

10/12/20

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY - FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER 2020 We're looking forward to seeing staff and students in their Christmas jumpers tomorrow! Should you wish to support the valuable work of you can make a donation directly online here: https://t.co/BI1IN0PRs2. https://t.co/5XcyHQFhxi

09/12/20

Mr Parry's Year 8 Science class enjoyed a 'virtual' lesson this morning on digestion. It was great to see so many students positively engaging in their learning from home. Well done everyone! https://t.co/iSHnocLF8S

09/12/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Mr Harris & Miss Porter broadcasting live to Y8 for their PE lesson this morning! Great to see 52 of you taking part! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 https://t.co/tPJlvFeUHF

04/12/20

Parents and Carers - Please note Year 8 students should remain at home between Monday 7 December and Friday 11 December and access their class work via and per their Week 1 timetable. Please click here for further details: https://t.co/UUlNpD9J6b.

01/12/20

Well done to Mr Henk, Mr Starke, Mr Henderson, Mr Harris, Mr Rayner and Mr Parry who have all been partaking in this year, helping to raise awareness and encourage our students to talk openly about men's mental and physical health issues! 👏 https://t.co/cFXXo1IuAD https://t.co/4g4rBfZYXV

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