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27/07/21

It's wonderful to be able to run a for our lovely new Year 7 cohort this week. Thank you to our fabulous team of dedicated staff and Year 10 students who have made it possible. https://t.co/4nvkL92tHb

27/07/21

📣VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED Schools have been asked to carry out on-site asymptomatic Covid-19 testing for students when they return to school in September. If you would like to support with the testing process, please click here: https://t.co/GibZEHYhB1 https://t.co/VOhfvsoXmw

27/07/21

VACANCY: PART TIME ATTENDANCE ASSISTANT We offer an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated administrator to join our dedicated and friendly school Attendance team. Please visit our website for a full job description and application form: https://t.co/a0nZBQXt3m https://t.co/Jc8ACvl3rF

26/07/21

📣EXCLUSIVE 10% HEWITTS OF CROYDON DISCOUNT CODE We are pleased to advise that are offering de Stafford School parents and carers a one off 10% discount on school uniform which can be used online (Code DS10) or in-store on Friday 30th July 2021 ONLY.

16/07/21

Please find a link to our end of term news bulletin for parents and carers, which includes details of our plans for the September return: https://t.co/eDueSiYcsA We wish the entire de Stafford community a wonderful Summer and thank you for all your support. https://t.co/M8X4ofBWyg

16/07/21

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

What a fantastic day at Sports Day yesterday! Well done to everyone involved 💪 https://t.co/pRk1kl4GD1

16/07/21

📣A quick reminder to our parents and carers that the school closes at 12:35pm today. Details regarding our September return will be published in the bulletin which will be sent via ParentMail later today.

13/07/21

Great seeing the de Stafford DofE campers in action # There is no I in Team

12/07/21

Throughout this week we will be holding Celebration Assemblies for each year group to mark their achievements. Today is the turn of Year 7, led by their Head of Year, Miss Cronin. Well done to you all for making such a fantastic start to your journey with us. https://t.co/SD8IVyP2WD

12/07/21

Congratulations to our Bronze participants who successfully passed their expedition - we're very proud of you all. A big thank you to the brilliant team of staff who supported them along the way.👏 https://t.co/Ud5NziMnY2

09/07/21

Please find a link to our weekly bulletin for parents and carers: https://t.co/MsnBmzqKZP We wish all our followers a fantastic weekend! https://t.co/HS1BCQUEkX

09/07/21

Good luck to our next group of Year 9 students who have just set off on their expedition. A big thank you to all the dedicated staff supporting them - we hope you all have a fantastic time! https://t.co/YDCxiUt5rL

09/07/21

Our wonderful team of prefects have met this morning to review and respond to our recent Student Wellbeing Survey and begin planning for their first Student Council meeting in September. We're excited to see what they achieve! https://t.co/VGAAZS2NGr

06/07/21

Parents and Carers - please refer to ParentMail for details of the 'Student Helper' roles we have available at our upcoming Open Evening on the 16 September. Click here to consent to your son/daughter taking part: https://t.co/GtetrGQkGo https://t.co/dDzdyiNX5Z

03/07/21

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

What’s better than cooking on an open fire on a summers eve? There were noodles aplenty with this bunch. 🦆 🦝 👦 https://t.co/nNCO9fUX0t

02/07/21

Please find a link to the weekly news bulletin for our parents and carers : https://t.co/EKJI5DTAVD We wish you all a fantastic weekend!

02/07/21

They're off! Good luck to our participants as they head out on their first expedition today. We hope you have lots of fun! https://t.co/sCEj4bQK6d

30/06/21

This morning we held a Rewards Assembly for our Year 8 students who earned over 100 achievement points last term. Our Senior Leadership Team were delighted to hand out so many certificates and vouchers! Well done Year 8!!👏 https://t.co/8SmV1gkYnu

29/06/21

We hope our Year 10 students have a fantastic 'Taster Day' at our partner college . A reminder for parents/carers that students are expected at the college by 12:30pm and will be dismissed at 3:15pm. https://t.co/qQPT8tWb4Z

25/06/21

Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin for parents and carers dated 25 June 2021: https://t.co/39km4azpy1. A copy has also been sent to you via ParentMail. We wish you all a wonderful weekend! https://t.co/OFUnCaOBlY

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