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18/05/19

Retweeted From Kirsty Sandiford

🏆 Made it! 🐌 🐷 🦙 Well done 👏🏼 Practice complete Pleasure to support , fantastic young people and wonderful staff ☺️

18/05/19

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🐌 Team Snail 🐌 https://t.co/3kslOfnRub

18/05/19

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☀️ Good Morning Campers! ⛺️ https://t.co/dqVfyLRsVp

17/05/19

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👣A very successful first day of practice expedition 🌳 🐷 🦙 🐌 https://t.co/Hmwo7nWAPQ

17/05/19

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17/05/19

We'd like to wish our students the best of luck with their practice expedition today and tomorrow. A big thank you to all the staff supporting them! https://t.co/2kRkxbOJDO

16/05/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Y7 team who took part in the SmashIt 8-a-side Cricket Tournament today 🏏 A great effort from all students involved! Player of the day was Noah Vellacott 👏🏼

16/05/19

Would you like to exhibit at our popular Careers Fair on 5 July? Over 30 businesses already signed up! For further details click here:- https://t.co/GLAfXel59O https://t.co/J4WOoUXPvf

15/05/19

Congratulations to these fabulous Y7 students who met Mr Garner today to receive their Gold Award for gaining 100 achievement points this year https://t.co/vesVVRA19i

13/05/19

As exam season officially begins, we would like to wish all students every success! Please don't hesitate to speak to a member of staff if you need additional support. https://t.co/WnSgyjXtcN

10/05/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A great day out at K2 for well done to all students who represented more results and star performers to follow on Monday! https://t.co/IV7TUp2Iqr

10/05/19

Thank you to and for visiting our Year 10 cohort today. Students are reminded to return their forms for the College Taster Days by Friday 17 May!

10/05/19

Good luck to all students participating in the District Sports Competition today! https://t.co/ZZrTmF3orw

08/05/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Yesterday we hosted a y7&8 boys athletics meet at as a warm up for District Sports on Friday! Well done to all students involved! 🥇🥈🥉 https://t.co/EJyLCJKusR

03/05/19

There's still time to sign-up for our popular Careers Fair on 5 July. Click here for further details https://t.co/GLAfXel59O

03/05/19

Our very popular Year 8 trip to Thames Young Mariners on 13 June is almost full! Last few tickets available up until 8 May, visit our website or call our finance team for more details https://t.co/V8xIlWY8Tv https://t.co/Ml5zlTlr5Q

02/05/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

GCSE PE moderation is in full swing today! ⁦⁩ students have been showcasing their skills in Football, Badminton, Trampolining & Athletics ⚽️ 🏸 🎽 https://t.co/PTnyO6bPq9

02/05/19

Good luck to all the students involved! https://t.co/7Qp0y1lf2O

01/05/19

Lovely to see so many of our new families joining the school in September this afternoon. We hope you enjoyed your first experience of the community!

01/05/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Excellent to meet our new Y7 cohort today at the community event! The Y6 students were fantastic & got stuck into a game of ZigZag rounders! https://t.co/YxDYoeUbwG

British Values

Promotion of British values

At de Stafford School we recognise not only the importance of allowing students to flourish academically but we also embrace our wider role in preparing them for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum. Part of our role in that preparation is ensuring that we promote and reinforce British values to our students.

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and considered them to be democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. At this school these values are reinforced in a pervasive manner and permeate the school community.

The examples that follow are an indication of some of the many ways we seek to embed British values at this school and should be seen as an indication of our approach rather than an exhaustive list.

Democracy

At de Stafford School the principle of democracy is consistently reinforced, with the democratic process being employed for important decisions within the school community, for instance, elections being held for our Head Boy and Girl, prefects and school council representatives. The principle of democracy is explored in History, Citizenship and Religious Studies as well as in SAM time and assemblies.

The rule of law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced through our Behaviour for Learning policy which is implemented by staff and followed by students. School assemblies and the Student Council also address and reinforce the issues of as well as when dealing with behaviour. Students are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty Within de Stafford School students are actively encouraged to make independent choices, knowing that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safety, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and receive advice about how to exercise these safely, for example through our exploration of E-Safety in Computing, Citizenship and SAM time activities.

Mutual respect

Respect is at the core of our school ethos and is modelled by students and staff alike. The school promotes respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning environments. In line with our commitment to democracy students at de Stafford School are always able to voice their opinions and we foster an environment where students are safe to disagree with each other. Mutual respect is embraced throughout the curriculum from the concept of ‘fair play’ in PE to a number of ‘buddy’ programmes which promote mutual respect between students across different year groups within the school.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

This is achieved through equipping students with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community. As a school we are fortunate to benefit from a number of visitors who share both their language and culture with our students. Additionally, students are actively encouraged to share their faith and beliefs within the school. Our Religious Studies curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures. The house system allows students to learn about traditions and practices linked to the Patron saints of the United Kingdom and Ireland. It provides students with the opportunity to celebrate and experience faiths and beliefs in a safe, well organised environment linked to the SMSC curriculum.

Should you feel that the school is not meeting this requirement, you should contact the school office and request to express your concerns with the Headteacher. Likewise, if you feel that anyone working at the school is undermining these values you should report this to the Headteacher.