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23/01/20

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Please donate any good quality books for ages 3-11! Some of our Bronze ⁦⁩ students have been volunteering for ⁦⁩ & have organised a book collection to help the charity! Please drop books to reception 📚#literacy https://t.co/iau0ylbkTI

22/01/20

There are a limited number of spaces still available on our Year 9 trip to Guildford Spectrum on 26 February. Consent forms can be picked up from Reception or our website: https://t.co/ycKn5mZAuL https://t.co/pRMrFkFYmX

22/01/20

A copy of our Year 11 intervention timetable is now available on the school website. Students are reminded that by regularly attending these valuable sessions they can earn 'Elevens Excelling' tickets and a chance to win a £10 voucher or Prom discount! https://t.co/MFXgoMOGcj

21/01/20

We're looking for an inspirational teacher of both Drama and English to cover maternity leave. For further details and an application form, please visit our website: https://t.co/YzzDMMzeeg https://t.co/jmQp7VQ0Aq

21/01/20

We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Head of English to lead and develop our innovative and successful team. Please visit our website for details and an application form https://t.co/YzzDMMzeeg https://t.co/eAfc3nZo3K

18/01/20

Sending our deepest condolences to Martin’s family, friends and the community at this desperately sad time. He was a much loved and highly respected colleague who greatly enriched the family. Taken far too soon.

15/01/20

We look forward to welcoming our Year 8 students and their parents/carers to our Options Information Evening from 5:30pm - 7pm today. Please see our website for further details https://t.co/Lf1QqsiDic

14/01/20

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Thank you to Mr Harris for running such a fun & positive groups/teamwork session tonight for our Bronze DofE students! They really got stuck in & worked so well together! https://t.co/yUlKpVwA59

14/01/20

Hi Lisa, please pop into Reception during the school day and we will happily arrange tickets for you. If this is not convenient, please email anna.hughes.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you and your daughter at the show!

14/01/20

Tickets are now available for our school production of Legally Blonde the Musical. See our website for details:- https://t.co/k8xp7n60b3 https://t.co/rDuSglLGMP

13/01/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Girls football club started tonight! Come along learn new skills and be part of a team! Every Monday after school! ⚽️ https://t.co/H8PmFGFmL2

09/01/20

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Thank you to Tom, Sam & Tyler for their help in transporting & organising the ⁦⁩ equipment today! !! 🎒⛺️ https://t.co/cc2VQcp3f7

18/12/19

We would like to wish the entire de Stafford School community a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to welcoming our students back on Monday 6 January 2020 (wk 2 timetable). Please do read our end of term newsletter, available online now https://t.co/JN1jUw1t7J https://t.co/wmeCR5hlfp

18/12/19

A reminder to parents and carers that the school will be closing at the earlier time of 1:40pm today!

16/12/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Congratulations to the Y11 Football team who beat Oxted 2-1 tonight! A penalty from Joe VR and a winning goal from Kyle S! Well done to POMs Ben M and Kyle! 👏🏻⚽️ https://t.co/0mwBTRahGq

16/12/19

We're feeling festive here as staff and students tuck into their . We also have a wonderful selection of Christmas Jumpers on show, all in aid of https://t.co/1FOxAxLJk6

13/12/19

Congratulations to the students in SAM groups 7AFA, 8DBE/AAE and 9JJO who collectively earned the most achievement points in their year group this term, and are rewarded with a Mufti Day on Monday (16th). https://t.co/8z3XGUI4D5

13/12/19

Miss Benjafield's Year 8 class enthusiastically debated the use of the death penalty in today's lesson. Students researched their arguments before presenting to the 'opposition'. Well done 8XRE3! https://t.co/tm7ooX6FVA

12/12/19

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Thank you for coming to our christmas coffee morning today. It was lovely to see you all. Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a peaceful new year https://t.co/zaTkgLDmdq

12/12/19

Our 'Number Buddies' are being treated to a pizza lunch in the LRC today as a reward for all the fantastic support they provide. Pictured here are some of our 'buddies' together with Mrs Ainsworth and Mr Johnson. https://t.co/T0hDJkeN4c

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.