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14/11/19

Legally Blonde the Musical will be hitting the school stage on the 13th and 14th February 2020. Watch this space for tickets 👀 https://t.co/8JKLzx6ha4

13/11/19

We are looking to expand our team of highly committed and skilled support staff. See our website for further information https://t.co/YzzDMMhCPG https://t.co/vrNHzqsvlB

13/11/19

A reminder for parents and carers of Year 8 students that our Information Evening will start at 6pm tonight in the Main Hall. Please do join us and find out all you need to know about the GCSE Options process. https://t.co/KOAKkKxnBK

13/11/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

The final group from the 2018/19 cohort to be awarded with their Bronze ⁦⁩ certificates & badges this morning! Well done to the Snails 🐌 congratulations to all! https://t.co/3OGAoYPgqH

12/11/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Excellent to see the Llamas receive their Bronze DofE awards today from Mr Garner! A fantastic achievement & well deserved! ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦ 🦙👏🏻 https://t.co/GX8mzNc8rE

12/11/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Today it’s team Pig receiving their Bronze ⁦⁩ Awards with Mr Garner! Congratulations to all involved 🐷👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/ZcVheHQkdd

12/11/19

Some of our male staff members have chosen to support the campaign, which is helping to change the face of men's health. Mr Starke was happy to share his impressive 'mo-gress' at day 12! https://t.co/SA7exuwdLU

12/11/19

Headteacher, Mr Garner, enjoyed meeting this fantastic group of Year 7 students yesterday. They were nominated by their Head of Year for making a particularly impressive start . https://t.co/UA7Iad7LkJ

11/11/19

We are currently marking with a 2 minute silence. Thank you to the students who did a super job representing at the events in and to Miss Hillsdon for leading the assemblies this week. https://t.co/xDcLgHBm2i

06/11/19

Our Science Club runs from 3:15pm every Tuesday with Mrs Beale. Students enjoyed their first session yesterday creating colourful slime! https://t.co/YSQhr8uexf

05/11/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Girls District Cross Country today ! Thankyou for hosting! Big well done to Katie Conway and Lucy Brame who qualify for the surrey competition! https://t.co/hQRTBL7Dw7

04/11/19

Parents/carers you will receive an email today from info.co.uk with a link to register your de Stafford School account. Please follow the instructions and download the ParentMail app to ensure you continue to receive our school communications. https://t.co/a7gLT2InUB https://t.co/wQoXYCFBs5

04/11/19

We are currently experiencing issues accessing our emails. Please accept our apologies for any delay in responding. If your query is of an urgent nature, please call us on 01883 347818. Thank you! https://t.co/gecj62RvKC

03/11/19

We look forward to welcoming our staff and students back tomorrow (4 November) after a well earned half term break. We will be starting on a Week 1 timetable. https://t.co/SWFB7hEsPe

25/10/19

As the first half term draws to a close, please find a link to our newsletter, which includes a letter from the Headteacher and updates on a very busy few weeks . Copies available from Reception! https://t.co/rTtGZib1II https://t.co/dtXeVTUnZq

23/10/19

We are excited to announce that from the 4 November we will be using . Parents/carers please click here for further information https://t.co/IOwnVOpmKs https://t.co/4hNWkCVsFl

23/10/19

Mr Parry's Year 11 Biology class are enjoying a practical lesson using techniques this morning. https://t.co/XnrzQBCGXM

22/10/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the ⁦⁩ Y7A/B teams, some excellent skills on show & fantastic teamwork resulting in a win for both teams! Thank you to Warwick School for hosting & congratulations to POMs Sophie E & Bailee P! 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/Qm5doPdi20

21/10/19

*Reminder to parents/carers of Year 11 students* It's Parents' Evening this Wednesday 23rd October . Please make sure you've made your appointments. We look forward to seeing you there! #growlearnbelieveachieve https://t.co/uNEDK0cvdt

21/10/19

Don't forget to buy your tickets for the Fireworks Display. We are delighted they have chosen to support local schools (including ours) by donating proceeds from online tickets sales. Remember to select 'de Stafford tickets' when purchasing! https://t.co/puqdHrTxy3

E-safety

The internet is part of everyday life for most of us whether at school, work or home.  At de Stafford we educate students to be aware of its dangers and to use caution where necessary. 

We encourage students to ALWAYS tell an adult if they see something on the internet that concerns them, or if they are approached by someone they do not know by email or on a social networking site.

Parental controls are an important way to keep your child safe online. Parental controls can be used to block upsetting or harmful content, control in-app purchases or manage how long your child spends online. The good news is parental controls are really easy to set up! For help with parental controls, visit: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/

The list of websites below give parents and students some useful information on Internet safety and the possible hidden dangers to be aware of.

parentinfo.org

The excellent ParentZone website continually updates information about new apps, games and all things digital so that you don't have to be the expert on everything.

Thinkuknow.co.uk

Thinkuknow gives you the latest information on popular sites, mobiles and new technology.  It also has a Q&A page and has separate, informal, age appropriate sections.

Digizen.org

This website provides information to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying.

Saferinternet.org.uk

UK Safer Internet Centre is where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help young people stay safe on the internet.

Kidsmart.org

This website is aimed at young people and has tips and explanations on many areas including social networking, file sharing and chat websites.

Childnet.com

Childnet gives top tips, games and internet safety information for young people, parents and carers to ensure users stay safe online and become responsible users of the internet.

nspcc.org.uk

The NSPCC online safety advice page gives information on online safety and has a free phone number for any questions regarding parental controls, privacy settings or advice on social networks.

Social Networking Sites

Facebook.com/safety

This link leads to the safety policy for Facebook and tips for staying safe while using the network.

Surfnetkids.com

This site provides links to various articles/posts on issues pertaining to Facebook.  These topics range from safety strategies to the pros and cons of social networking.

  • Set privacy settings to ‘friends only’ to secure that only the people you have allowed to be ‘friends’ with you can see what you are posting
  • Be careful if setting your privacy to ‘friends of friends’ as this means any person that is friends with one of your friends can now access all of your photos and posts etc.
  • After updating the app when using it on your mobile phone, check your privacy settings again as updating an app can reset all of these settings
  • Only accept people you are confident that you know so that strangers cannot access your private information
  • Make sure what you are posting is appropriate
  • If you receive any unwanted feed, report it if you find it inappropriate or offensive

About.twitter.com/safety

  • This site provides tips for teens and parents/carers including privacy settings, sharing and bullying and harassment.

  • Go to your account settings and select security and privacy
  • Make sure you have a secure password to ensure that nobody other than yourself can access your account
  • So that only you and your chosen followers can view your Tweets, select ‘protect my tweets’ from the drop down menu in the privacy settings.

 

Did you give your son/daughter a mobile phone to ‘keep them safe’?

Young people and teens are often more clued up and savvy with regard to social media and the use of apps than their parents.

Please do be aware of the dangers associated with the following apps and use sites such as https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ and https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to keep up-to-date with the latest apps that are trending at an ever-growing pace.

 

 

Apps teens are using