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17/07/18

Thank to our Y8 Parents/Carers who attended this morning's Celebration Assembly. Tomorrow, it is the turn of Y10; we look forward to seeing you then.

17/07/18

Congratulations to SAM group 8ZKE who have also been awarded a Mufti Day tomorrow for the amount of achievement points received! https://t.co/4zPakMQc9N

17/07/18

Well done to students in SAM 7RBR who have been awarded a Mufti Day tomorrow for the best attendance record in Year 7 this year. https://t.co/6P3SWzVnMA

16/07/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

The new entrance lobby at is starting to take shape. Great work in this hot weather. https://t.co/t6JXpTb2uq

16/07/18

Lovely to welcome so many parents/carers to our Y7 Celebration Assembly this morning, thank you for your support. We look forward to the Y8 event tomorrow morning. Please do join us, if you can.

15/07/18

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Well done to Mr Tanner and Miss Owen for delivering their Masters research at the St Mary's University Research Conference yesterday. Another two members of staff completing their MA. Well done to staff from and also, great achievement! https://t.co/9pSGdhjqP2

13/07/18

students have landed at Heathrow. What a difference to see only grey clouds! 😩

13/07/18

Retweeted From Rachel Picken

held the GLF Year 9 GCSEs skills Bootcamp today for & students. The students' descriptive writing& literary analysis was inspirational. Thanks to & Mr Matthews for his lecture on the Victorians https://t.co/DHouJDVrOp

13/07/18

Fantastic work from the Interact Club, helping to clear the local community of litter. https://t.co/osLkhFCeNb

13/07/18

Retweeted From Kerrie Cook

Year 9 English conference is well underway. Session 3 (The Victorians) is in full swing. With https://t.co/wnWUg8Nl7i

13/07/18

Well done to our fantastic team of volunteers from the Interact Club who are heading out to clear the ‘100 Steps’ footpath of litter this afternoon https://t.co/qlqpE3dOcs

13/07/18

Another early start, ready for La Reigna Sofía museum. Some tired smiles (again!). https://t.co/k3xflLAQdc

12/07/18

Having a lovely afternoon at Parque Warner. The students have made some new llama friends. https://t.co/EDtv4jITaB

12/07/18

Even the teachers had a great time at Bernabeu Stadium. Kids loving Madrid! https://t.co/lXEZQPoaQJ

12/07/18

Messing about on the river! https://t.co/UGsDE4TsOc

12/07/18

Great teamwork https://t.co/sqeKvVzqn7

12/07/18

Raft building begins - will it stay afloat! https://t.co/4bejN7xyr1

12/07/18

Raft-building strategy meeting! https://t.co/6XLKEi16As

12/07/18

Y8 all set for an afternoon on the river at TYM! https://t.co/BhFrPLLqc0

11/07/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A fun day at Thames Young Mariners for ⁦⁩ Y8 students having a go at kayaking and stand up paddleboarding! Thank you for having us ⁦ 🛶 https://t.co/whKuzNuadt

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
Kate Forde Parent Parent   23 Sept 2013 22 Sept 2017
Alison Hill Parent Parent   23 Sept 2013 22 Sept 2017
Simon Roos Parent Parent   23 Sept 2013 22 Sept 2017
Rowan Spurgin Community SSB Vice Chair 29 April 2015 28 April 2019
Kenneth Wheeler Community SSB   24 June 2015 23 June 2019
Elisabeth Harris

Community(1 year term)

    6 July 2017  
Mark Leach GLF Central Team        
Luke Nicolaou GLF Central Team