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20/07/20

We're extremely proud of all 51 students who participated in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme this year, completing 247 hours of voluntary service to the local community!👏Further info on the scheme can be found on our website here: https://t.co/TFIEAwJ7HA https://t.co/XnTIG43SpC

18/07/20

Refunds are still being processed and should reach you within a week. We apologise for any delay and thank you for your patience.

17/07/20

Hi , yes we will still be picking up emails throughout the holiday.

17/07/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Congratulations to Team Canada 🇨🇦 on a fantastic win today! Well done to all students who took part in the various challenges over this half term, showing character & perseverance! Have a great summer! ☀️🏖🇬🇧🇿🇦🇨🇦 https://t.co/OOaKptfvEz

17/07/20

The most surreal of terms officially draws to a close today. A big heartfelt thank you to the entire community for all the fantastic support and patience you have shown. We wish you a very happy and healthy summer and can't wait to welcome you back in September! https://t.co/Cz1kGQAFJr

17/07/20

Have a great Summer everyone. We look forward to welcoming some of you to in September!

16/07/20

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Congratulations to Mr Jones on receiving his certificate for ‘5 years service with The ⁦⁩ Award!’ He has been an enthusiastic leader ⁦⁩ his enthusiasm & passion for the outdoors will be missed, the early wake up calls on expedition...not so much! 👏🏻🏕 https://t.co/LWhhASCMRp

15/07/20

Year 11 - please find an update from Mr Place regarding GCSE Results Day 2020: https://t.co/JUnKVQFnOi. A copy has also been sent to parents/carers via

13/07/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

An excellent demonstration from Mr Couch for the team assault course challenge today! https://t.co/LGV9atmPTR

13/07/20

👏🏻 https://t.co/eMBhh2GS1G

11/07/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

The Summer Olympics continues ⁦⁩ with Mr Jones getting involved in the 30m sprint today (after an extensive warm-up)! Well done to Tom C in Team GB 🇬🇧 & Ben C in Team Canada 🇨🇦 for the fastest times of the week! 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/faBDRkEUas

10/07/20

Parents and Carers - please find a link to our weekly newsletter https://t.co/TEijR5qEh3. We would like to wish the entire de Stafford community a safe and happy weekend.

09/07/20

Thank you to all the Year 6 families who were able to join us for the online ‘Q and A Meetings’. Please find a recorded version of the presentation with answers to your most commonly asked questions: https://t.co/BZOTBc5aaX

04/07/20

Well done Ella! 👏🏻#proud https://t.co/uO8YHcrDhn

04/07/20

Year 6 Parents & Carers - don't forget to join one of our *Virtual Q&A Meetings* next week! Simply login to Google Classroom on your chosen time and date and follow the meeting link. View our Loom recording for further details: https://t.co/LSj2wUdp2i

03/07/20

We've been very impressed with the work submitted by Year 6 students so far. Don't forget there's a 'Year 7 Taster Task' to be found for every subject via our Google Classroom! https://t.co/vmxBVMxJ5O

03/07/20

👏🏻 go Dylan!! https://t.co/0HR9yevK7I

03/07/20

It's that time of the week again! Please find a link to the newsletter, https://t.co/8fphK6uhcN. A copy is also on the way to parents and carers via Have a safe and happy weekend everybody!

01/07/20

Thank you

30/06/20

Year 6 - please find a welcome video from our Inclusion and SEND team. We can't wait to meet you! https://t.co/btIqDJaqxW

Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

Careers Leader: Mr Brian Larkin

email: careers@destafford.org.uk

tel: 01883 347818

de Stafford School is committed to providing students with careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) throughout their school lives.

The careers programme includes careers education within Citizenship lessons, career guidance activities group work and individual interviews, work-related learning and organised events including mock interviews, careers support days and external careers fairs.

Year 7 students will as part of their PHSE and Citizenship programme will work through a number of lessons where they consider their future job and career prospects. They will all also have the opportunity to attend a whole school careers fair .

Year 8 students will take part in a discovery day at Surrey University. A focused group will also take part in “Raising Aspirations” workshops to help them link their school work with their future life and career aspirations. They will attend an Options Evening, attended by local education advisors, to help them decide upon their GCSE courses. Lastly, all Year 8 students will be able to attend the whole school Careers Fair.

Year 9 students will be given a Careers Afternoon that focusses solely on thinking about What's Next? They will meet a wide variety of leaders in local businesses and colleges and will come away inspired with new ideas and with a clearer concept of what to do next. A focused group will also take part in “Raising Aspirations” workshops to help them link their school work with their future life and career aspirations. Finally, the all will be able to attend the whole school Careers Fair.

Year 10 students are given the opportunity to experience a Business and Enterprise day, the purpose of this day is to prepare students for work experience by involving them in an ‘Apprentice’ / ‘Dragon’s den’ style activity. During this day they will get the chance to learn many aspects of business, including buying, marketing and finance. The day will also give students the opportunity to apply skills and develop knowledge in a ‘real life’ situation. Students will be working in teams, given a brief and a budget and will spend the morning developing their ideas. In the afternoon they will present these ideas to a panel of judges who will decide whether they will ‘invest’ in their business. All students will have a formal interview with an employer throughout the day which will last about 10 minutes. To prepare properly for this, they will prepare a professional CV during SAM time in school.

Year 10 and 11 students will have a program of Careers Guidance delivered by a specialist careers service provider, Innervate, which includes careers questionnaires, and one-to-one careers interviews for all pupils to help them to decide what to do next.

Year 11 students will also receive a series of assemblies delivered by experts in further education, apprenticeships and higher education.

For further information about our careers programme, please contact Brian Larkin ,Careers Leader brian.larkin@destafford.org.uk.

Useful careers related websites:

http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/

http://www.ucas.ac.uk/

http://www.careersbox.co.uk/

http://www.startprofile.com

http://www.uexplore.com/

neuvoo.co.uk

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