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17/07/19

We have a record number of 'word millionaires' in our programme this year! Today we celebrated by throwing them a tea party with Headteacher, Mr Garner and Head of English, Mr Clifton. Keep up the great reading! https://t.co/CY7n7sHxsh

17/07/19

*NEWSFLASH* The cast list for our school production of Legally Blonde the Musical will be revealed after school today in the drama courtyard! Keep an eye on our website for updates:- https://t.co/k8xp7n60b3 https://t.co/g2ZVqWEOwO

16/07/19

Well done to all of our Year 7 & 10 'Book Buddies' who are currently being rewarded with pizza in the LRC! https://t.co/I6r5m6repb

15/07/19

Retweeted From Kirsty Sandiford

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15/07/19

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We look forward to welcoming parents and carers tonight to celebrate the achievements of this years ⁦⁦⁩ Bronze DofE students! Please attend The de Stafford suite in The Jenkins Centre for a 6pm start! https://t.co/GokT9ToOGq

12/07/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to all students who took part in Sports Day today! A fantastic effort by all and excellent sportsmanship on display! 👏🏻 Congratulations to the winning SAMs: 7PHA 8ABE 9KBA 10JHE 🏆🏆🏆🏆🎽🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏽‍♂️

12/07/19

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Bailey in Y9 entertaining the crowds on the track during Sports Day! 🎵🎶👏🏻 https://t.co/hGOhbosSwk

12/07/19

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The Y9 boys ⁦⁩ Sports Day Javelin winner Sam. M!! 🥇🥇🥇 👏🏻 https://t.co/iB3cSgcFcg

11/07/19

Hi , thank you for your query. Students will remain in their PE kit all day.

11/07/19

It's tomorrow! Students are reminded to wear your full PE kit to school and don't forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and lots of positive energy for your SAM group! https://t.co/ILlTePrMvH

10/07/19

A reminder for our parents/carers that the school will close at 1:40pm on the last day of term (Friday 19 July) https://t.co/D5wRz80Yqk

10/07/19

Congratulations to Year 9 student, Katie, for her winning entry in the Young Photographer Competition (Intermediate). https://t.co/3v1q5siNnm

08/07/19

Thank you for your support!

05/07/19

Thank you so much for supporting the event; great to see former student, Charlie, again!

05/07/19

Thank you so much for supporting today's event!

05/07/19

Thank you so much for supporting today's event!

05/07/19

Thank you so much for supporting the event!

05/07/19

Retweeted From Coast to Capital

Today the team are at School in Caterham for the Fair 🏫 A great day ahead for to engage with future employers... all complete with a helicopter and bus! https://t.co/QrFngeNHmo

05/07/19

Thank you so much for supporting the event!

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