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18/05/19

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🏆 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Posted on: 07/02/2019

de Stafford is a 'Good' school according to recent Ofsted inspection

Ofsted Good GP ColourOfsted Inspectors recently visited de Stafford for a one-day, focused review of the school. We are delighted to report that, as a result of this visit, Ofsted have confirmed that we continue to offer a good and well-rounded education.

I would like to thank our parents and carers for their support during the inspection process. There was a tremendous response to Parent View, the online survey, from over 180 families and the overwhelmingly positive responses were acknowledged by the Ofsted team, particularly the fact that 94% would recommend us to other parents.

It was pleasing that the inspectors very quickly picked up on the culture and ethos of the school during their visit. The report rightly highlights our strong safeguarding culture, ensuring students feel safe and well looked after when they attend de Stafford.

The Ofsted team praised the atmosphere permeating the school: "Lessons are calm and purposeful.  Pupils’ behave well and respond positively to teachers’ instructions…. pupils help each other and readily discuss how to complete tasks and develop their understanding. As a result, pupils learn well across a range of subjects.”

We have placed a significant emphasis over the past year on the importance of good attendance and the impact that this has on student progress and achievement. Ofsted recognised our work in this area, “Leaders have resolutely planned strategies to improve pupils’ attendance”, but we are conscious that this is an area that still needs further improvement.

I am delighted that strong governance was recognised as a significant factor in driving forward school improvement: “Governors have an astute understanding of their roles…they regularly challenge leaders about the effectiveness of their actions, particularly relating to the improvement of pupils’ outcomes.” I would like to place on record my thanks and gratitude to members of the governing body, both past and present, who undertake this voluntary role with such diligence and rigour.

We are naturally pleased with the report but will be relentless in our commitment to continue to improve the school. We look forward to building upon the strong foundation noted by Ofsted and, in doing so, ensure that the school continues to go from strength to strength in the future.

Jeremy Garner

Headteacher

Read the full report here Ofsted-Short-Inspection-Report-4-February-2019-1.pdf