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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

Religious Studies

Head of Department: Daksha Pitroda

email: daksha.pitroda@destafford.org.uk

The Religious Education Department at de Stafford is a dynamic and forward thinking department with a full time head of subject and classroom teacher. We seek to ensure that the teaching and learning in Religious Education is as rigorous and relevant to our students as it should be. It is ever more important that RE is taught effectively as the UK becomes increasingly multi-cultural.

We continually update our schemes of work in line with the Surrey Locally Agreed Syllabus, by using Student Voice surveys so we are teaching our students issues that they will find relevant, engaging and challenging. Key Stage 3 thoroughly grounds students in not only the major world religions, but also in the bigger questions in life; such as life after death, terrorism, fashion, reality, moral issues, science and faith and ethics. Students are assessed through a variety of methods including an essay each year to support extended writing. All students are encouraged to participate fully with the subject through using a variety of activities, SEN provision and fostering a safe learning environment where all views are learnt from and respected.

Year 7

Students begin the Autumn term looking at Hinduism, they explore the Key concepts such as imagery and symbolism surrounding Hindu gods and look at the importance of the festival of Diwali.

During the Spring term, students will be looking at Christianity. There is a specific focus on the differences and similarities within Christianity. Students then get the opportunity to apply their knowledge to the construction of their own church, where their imagination is their only limit.

During the summer term students explore Sikhism and the importance of equality this ties together the previous two terms as we explore the concept of equality across the religions.

Year 8

During Year 8 students explore the concept of Life after death. We investigate the differing religious perspectives, following this we go onto look at the Moral issue of Terrorism and the consequences this has within society. Students are taken through the History of Terrorism starting with the Russian Revolution and analyzing terrorism in the current climate. We then look specifically at the efforts of religions. We then seek to build a secure foundation of knowledge on Sikhism to support their impending GSCE. We conclude with Buddhism an adventure into ‘enlightenment’.

Key stage 4

During Key Stage 4 we follow the AQA Religious Studies A, Full course.

Students will focus on Christian and Sikh perspectives.

The course consists of two components:

A) The study of religions: beliefs teachings and practices: Students will look at Christianity and Sikhism; they will then sit a 1 hr 45 minute exam.

B) Thematic studies: Religion and Life/Religion, peace and conflict/Religion crime and punishment/ Religion human rights and social justice. Students will then sit another 1hr 45 minute exam.

The course is designed to stimulate and challenge students, it provides them with a platform to structure their opinions and grow as global citizens .The skills taught and the knowledge gained will have far reaching implications for students beyond GCSE.