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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

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