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21/09/18

Please join us for coffee and cake on the 27th September and show your support for Macmillan Cancer Care https://t.co/G2MOAoonsK

21/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford School

Thank you to all visitors who attended our Open Evening - please do come and visit us for a tour during the school day. https://t.co/TOVSbu65CN

20/09/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

Get ready for October Half term, we've got some treats in store... https://t.co/hC7B4aRW6S

20/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford Art

Year 9 have made a fantastic start to their Pop Art project https://t.co/VwtbprKLrv

20/09/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🔬

A fantastic week working with and science teams and making plans for the future! https://t.co/CCjfMoeDF9

20/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

The PE Department is ready for Open Evening to start! https://t.co/kX2rFbtsBS

20/09/18

Thank you to all visitors who attended our Open Evening - please do come and visit us for a tour during the school day. https://t.co/TOVSbu65CN

20/09/18

We look forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Evening from 5:30pm today. The Headteacher will speak at 5:45pm and 6:45pm and a fabulous team of students will be helping with tours of the school. If you are unable to make it tonight, please call to arrange a day time visit.

18/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Year 10 BTEC class working on their serving accuracy in table tennis with a game of ‘Serve Pong’ 🏓 https://t.co/QaVCvyySM0

17/09/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

We are very pleased to have completed the £1.2million refurbishment project at Special thanks to , and and all of the contractors involved. A superb project from start to finish. https://t.co/oTJ8aeY1MS

13/09/18

Prospective parents/carers and their children are invited to join us at our Open Evening on Thursday 20 September from 5:45pm. We look to welcoming you to de Stafford! https://t.co/K8e9PR9Bsa

11/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Our Y11 boys rugby team took on Warlingham School today. A great performance by all, especially Ross Lever who was man of the match for some outstanding defence 🏉 https://t.co/IIWZ4J9qWF

11/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Fantastic turnout for rugby club tonight, great to see a good mix of boys and girls. Looking forward to next week already! 🏉

10/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Great to see lots of new faces at Trampolining club tonight Grab a friend, come along and try something new or further develop your skills!

10/09/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

Out with the old gym equipment and on Wednesday in with the new! We are very pleased to be in the last week of our £1.2m refurbishment at with brand new state of the art gym kit arriving from Wednesday. https://t.co/AHo4mSvbNZ

09/09/18

Good luck to all as they open their doors to students for the first time tomorrow - an exciting journey begins!

07/09/18

Congratulations to Zara Foster who has completed the '16 before 16' reading challenge. Zara met with Headteacher, Jeremy Garner today to receive her prize and certificate. A great way to kick off the new school year, well done Zara! https://t.co/YCoYzDDwq5

06/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Extra-Curricular sports clubs are starting on Mon 10th ⁦⁩ Make friends, gain skills and have fun! Trampolining & Gymnastics are making a comeback and we are pleased to introduce a new Yoga & Running Club! 🧘🏻‍♀️🏃‍♂️⚽️⛹🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♂️🏋🏼‍♀️🏀 https://t.co/Xf081JSXnO

04/09/18

We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 cohort at 8:15am tomorrow. Years 8-11 should arrive for 11am please.

23/08/18

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

And those who need a reader and then they struggle to retain that information; those who need someone to write their answers but their language skills are so limited they do not have the vocabulary to express what they would like to. Well done to all of those who gave it a go.

School Strategy Board

As part of the GLF Schools multi academy trust, de Stafford School is able to benefit from the support and opportunities that are offered by the Trust.  Being part of the Trust allows us to work within a governance structure which is different from a traditional Governing Body model and from September 2017, our local governance body is now a School Strategy Board (SSB).  Our SSB meets once per half term and provides the local governance function for de Stafford which fits within the overall governance structure of GLF Schools. Further information about governance at GLF Schools can be found here.

The three core functions of governance are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management, including well-being, of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The SSB continues to have parent representatives and representatives from the local community, together with our Head Teacher, Mr Garner, our School Business Manager, Miss Smith, and representatives from the Trust’s central team.  It remains important that our SSB comprises the right people with the right skills to make appropriate and informed decisions for the school, taking into account the views of students, staff, parents and the local community.

To contact the Chair of the School Strategy Board, please email Alison Etheridge at alison.etheridge@destafford.org.uk.

The members of our School Strategy Board are:

Name SSB Type Appointing Body SSB Status Start of Term of Office End of Term of Office
Alison Etheridge Community SSB       Chair 1 Dec 2014 30 Nov 2018
Cathy Emmott Community SSB   1 Dec 2014 30 Nov 2018
Clare Wingrave Community SSB Safeguarding 1 Dec 2014 30 Nov 2018
Jeremy Garner Headteacher Ex-officio   n/a n/a
Karon Smith Business Leader     n/a n/a
Russell Bennett Education Partner     n/a n/a
Rowan Spurgin Community SSB Vice Chair 29 April 2015 28 April 2019