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15/02/19

Excellent initiative from Y10 GCSE citizenship students raising money and awareness for ⁦ https://t.co/hgeb91PIZX

14/02/19

Thank you , your support is much appreciated.

13/02/19

Retweeted From Julia Church

A recent Ofsted inspection has praised de Stafford School in Caterham and says it is a "good" school - see https://t.co/ETnSgoSjy5 https://t.co/BmgzuugTzF

13/02/19

We look forward to welcoming the parents and carers of our Year 10 students from 4:30pm today

11/02/19

Pupils make ‘strong progress’ at our school, we have ‘well-trained teachers and a caring ethos’ according to our recent Ofsted report. There are plenty of other reasons why we are good - read them in our latest report https://t.co/ldIerXihqr https://t.co/xv396BSWsd

08/02/19

We are delighted to announce we are a ‘good’ school but don’t take our word for it, read our latest Ofsted report here https://t.co/ldIerXihqr

01/02/19

Due to the overnight snowfall we have taken the decision to operate a late start to the school day today (Friday). School will open at 9:30am whereby students should attend SAM time. They should be in full school uniform but may wear footwear more appropriate for the conditions.

31/01/19

Please follow this link to our website for an update regarding weather conditions https://t.co/I7EFkBrsWQ

31/01/19

We are able to open at the normal start time of 8:30am.

31/01/19

We are able to open at normal time this morning but please exercise great care if driving through the school car park. Students should arrive in normal school uniform but may wear footwear appropriate to the icy conditions.

30/01/19

Thank you to all our parents and carers of y11 students who braved the freezing weather to attend parents evening tonight; your support is much appreciated.

30/01/19

We look forward to giving our Year 11 parents/carers a warm welcome from 4:30pm today! Our site team have done a fantastic job ensuring the car park remains accessible despite the current weather conditions. https://t.co/66nxHwqIPZ

30/01/19

Fantastic effort from the site team, working since 5:30am to make the school safe. https://t.co/S1tNqHk04c

30/01/19

The school is open today with a late start for students due to icy conditions. School starts at 9:30am and students are to go straight to SAM.

28/01/19

With heavy snowfall currently forecast for tomorrow evening, we will be monitoring conditions closely. Please check the school website https://t.co/FcOUMuE3r0 or Twitter for updates. https://t.co/wdOi1gaBZc

28/01/19

Don't forget it's Year 11 Parents' Evening this Wednesday @ de Stafford . It's not too late to make an appointment if you haven't already! https://t.co/J9k94p88sO

25/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

⁩ DofE students starting off their Fitness session with Mr Harris learning all about setting targets, energy levels on expedition and building fitness! 💪🏻🧗🏻‍♀️🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/oz5gCMBJwL

18/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Great creativity in a Y7 Parkour lesson! Today’s focus was balance - students were tasked with making an aeroplane ✈️ https://t.co/ArCqQ6m7bF

17/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Y7 Netball team for persevering in a tough match against a strong team today! Some excellent interceptions & well done to Phoebe R for a well deserved player of the match nomination! 👏🏻

16/01/19

We look forward to seeing all our Year 8 parents and carers at the Options Evening which starts at 6pm in the Main Hall https://t.co/GZRjMQVdcu

Vision, Values and Aims

Educating children is a great responsibility and privilege. We are committed to ensuring de Stafford provides all students with an outstanding learning experience so that they are fully prepared for the challenges of the modern world; where excellent examination results are achieved within a structure that supports the development of highly aspirational and confident young adults, comfortable of their place within society and the positive contribution they can make to it.

Our relentless focus on learning and achievement will ensure lessons are taught within a framework of creativity, innovation and challenge. We are an inclusive learning community committed to providing all of our students with the opportunity to flourish and to fulfil their academic, social and personal potential within a calm, happy and purposeful school environment based on a culture of high expectations and mutual respect.

Strategic Aims

  • Provide an exciting, challenging and engaging education that enables students to reach their full potential.
  • Develop the skills and attributes in students to enable them to become active citizens within a rapidly changing global environment.
  • Engender a passion for, and commitment to, life-long learning and continuous personal growth and development.
  • Develop a sense of belonging, inclusivity and self-worth amongst all members of the school community.
  • Ensure students understand and recognise the difference between right and wrong, take responsibility for their actions and stand up for what they believe in.
  • Equip students with the ability to understand their place in an increasingly diverse society by ensuring the values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance are reinforced in a pervasive manner and permeate the school community.

Principal Focus

  • Ensure high quality teaching that enables all students to learn exceptionally well is at the heart of all we do.
  • Provide a calm, supportive and well-structured learning environment based on a culture of high standards and expectations.
  • Ensure every student feels included within a safe, happy and caring school community.
  • Provide a varied programme of enrichment opportunities that enable all students to develop talents and interests beyond the classroom.
  • Seek the best ways of achieving personal, social and academic excellence, including innovative approaches to school improvement and being prepared to challenge educational orthodoxies.

Core Values

Grow

We will promote a growth mind-set among all members of the school community whereby it is understood that talents and abilities can be developed through effort and persistence, challenges are embraced and inspiration is found in the success of others as part of the process toward fullness or fulfilment.

Learn

We will provide an enriching and engaging education which promotes a passion for life-long learning. Challenges will not be feared but rather seen as a stepping stone on the journey to success; resilience and endeavour will be recognised, respected and rewarded.

Believe

All members of the school community will have the confidence, trust and faith to support one another to achieve extraordinary things.

Achieve

We recognise that achievement and success come in many different forms. We value individual progress over raw attainment and acknowledge the effort invested to achieve success.