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18/03/19

Year 11 Prom tickets, Yearbooks and Hoodies are on sale now. Don't miss out! https://t.co/IJbTHI7EKE. https://t.co/iyGMrxKzwk

15/03/19

This week's news bulletins are available to view and download via our website now https://t.co/FJuISMBpLz. We'd like to wish all of our followers a wonderful weekend!#FridayFeeling

15/03/19

Year 7 working hard in science , fully immersed in dissecting a flower and identifying the reproductive organs. https://t.co/MpjbDCouC2

14/03/19

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

2 superb sessions with year 11 science students. Looking at core practical skills and really interrogating a method that’s slightly different to the original! A pleasure to teach 👍🏽🧪🔭 https://t.co/lgqzLtVnLI

13/03/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Y9 Football team with a tough cup game against today. They fought until the end but ultimately faced defeat at 1-3. Congratulations to POMs Josh C, Ollie M & Max P! ⚽️

13/03/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Great to share a fantastic variety of the skill, physical & volunteering activities that students have already uploaded onto eDofE with ⁦⁩ parents/carers this evening! 🏉🧁🏊🏼‍♀️⚽️🤸🏻‍♂️📸🎹 https://t.co/fHZW4WT9b6

13/03/19

Our admissions team have been extra busy this week, processing the flurry of acceptance forms for our new Year 7 cohort. The deadline is this Friday, 15 March so don't delay, accept your place today! https://t.co/sUKKIkaPHH

13/03/19

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It's always great to hear such positive feedback about our students in the local community

11/03/19

Our lessons are ‘calm and purposeful with good behaviour and pupils working together', according to Ofsted. But don't take our word for it - book a tour with us today! https://t.co/1XSR8Nz17u https://t.co/rNlKsaEvek

09/03/19

Retweeted From Kirsty Sandiford

Great to see updates in ⁦⁩ newsletter! ⭐️ 👀 ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/miTfgaDZ0m

08/03/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Excellent work today with ⁦⁩ students starting route cards for their practice day walk⁩! Team Snail 🐌 Pig 🐷 & Llama 🦙 are up & running! Thank you ⁦⁩ for helping the students find grid references & plan their routes! 🧭 🗺 https://t.co/fJhJja66kE

08/03/19

Our weekly news bulletins are available to view on our website now https://t.co/FJuISMBpLz . Wishing all of our followers a happy weekend! https://t.co/XJ4zUGIFJN

07/03/19

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Understanding Me group kicked off today for our year 7s. Discovering our uniqueness and learning about the 8 intelligences, what are YOU good at?

07/03/19

well spotted!

07/03/19

Another reason to celebrate this ! student Zach Vellacott has completed his '16 before 16' classic novel reading challenge. Mr Garner is seen here presenting him with his reward. Well done Zach, keep up the great reading! https://t.co/bvIH7UQmNB

07/03/19

Congratulations you correctly identified 3 staff members!

07/03/19

We're celebrating all things here . Can you guess which staff members are hiding behind their favourite children's book? https://t.co/ZmbRB70x9M

07/03/19

That's great to hear! We look forward to welcoming you and your son/daughter to de Stafford.

06/03/19

We are delighted to have received a record breaking number of applicants for our Sept 2019 intake. Welcome packs are in the post for our new joiners! https://t.co/BbqHr2jdd9

05/03/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Y7 ⁦⁩ Netball Team today at The Y7 District Netball Tournament! Some close games and excellent team work! Well done to POMs Amy N and Rosie S 👏🏻 Thank you to ⁦⁩ for hosting 👟 https://t.co/yqUuVGKnJk

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.