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13/11/19

We are looking to expand our team of highly committed and skilled support staff. See our website for further information https://t.co/YzzDMMhCPG https://t.co/vrNHzqsvlB

13/11/19

A reminder for parents and carers of Year 8 students that our Information Evening will start at 6pm tonight in the Main Hall. Please do join us and find out all you need to know about the GCSE Options process. https://t.co/KOAKkKxnBK

13/11/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

The final group from the 2018/19 cohort to be awarded with their Bronze ⁦⁩ certificates & badges this morning! Well done to the Snails 🐌 congratulations to all! https://t.co/3OGAoYPgqH

12/11/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Excellent to see the Llamas receive their Bronze DofE awards today from Mr Garner! A fantastic achievement & well deserved! ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦ 🦙👏🏻 https://t.co/GX8mzNc8rE

12/11/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Today it’s team Pig receiving their Bronze ⁦⁩ Awards with Mr Garner! Congratulations to all involved 🐷👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/ZcVheHQkdd

12/11/19

Some of our male staff members have chosen to support the campaign, which is helping to change the face of men's health. Mr Starke was happy to share his impressive 'mo-gress' at day 12! https://t.co/SA7exuwdLU

12/11/19

Headteacher, Mr Garner, enjoyed meeting this fantastic group of Year 7 students yesterday. They were nominated by their Head of Year for making a particularly impressive start . https://t.co/UA7Iad7LkJ

11/11/19

We are currently marking with a 2 minute silence. Thank you to the students who did a super job representing at the events in and to Miss Hillsdon for leading the assemblies this week. https://t.co/xDcLgHBm2i

06/11/19

Our Science Club runs from 3:15pm every Tuesday with Mrs Beale. Students enjoyed their first session yesterday creating colourful slime! https://t.co/YSQhr8uexf

05/11/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Girls District Cross Country today ! Thankyou for hosting! Big well done to Katie Conway and Lucy Brame who qualify for the surrey competition! https://t.co/hQRTBL7Dw7

04/11/19

Parents/carers you will receive an email today from info.co.uk with a link to register your de Stafford School account. Please follow the instructions and download the ParentMail app to ensure you continue to receive our school communications. https://t.co/a7gLT2InUB https://t.co/wQoXYCFBs5

04/11/19

We are currently experiencing issues accessing our emails. Please accept our apologies for any delay in responding. If your query is of an urgent nature, please call us on 01883 347818. Thank you! https://t.co/gecj62RvKC

03/11/19

We look forward to welcoming our staff and students back tomorrow (4 November) after a well earned half term break. We will be starting on a Week 1 timetable. https://t.co/SWFB7hEsPe

25/10/19

As the first half term draws to a close, please find a link to our newsletter, which includes a letter from the Headteacher and updates on a very busy few weeks . Copies available from Reception! https://t.co/rTtGZib1II https://t.co/dtXeVTUnZq

23/10/19

We are excited to announce that from the 4 November we will be using . Parents/carers please click here for further information https://t.co/IOwnVOpmKs https://t.co/4hNWkCVsFl

23/10/19

Mr Parry's Year 11 Biology class are enjoying a practical lesson using techniques this morning. https://t.co/XnrzQBCGXM

22/10/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the ⁦⁩ Y7A/B teams, some excellent skills on show & fantastic teamwork resulting in a win for both teams! Thank you to Warwick School for hosting & congratulations to POMs Sophie E & Bailee P! 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/Qm5doPdi20

21/10/19

*Reminder to parents/carers of Year 11 students* It's Parents' Evening this Wednesday 23rd October . Please make sure you've made your appointments. We look forward to seeing you there! #growlearnbelieveachieve https://t.co/uNEDK0cvdt

21/10/19

Don't forget to buy your tickets for the Fireworks Display. We are delighted they have chosen to support local schools (including ours) by donating proceeds from online tickets sales. Remember to select 'de Stafford tickets' when purchasing! https://t.co/puqdHrTxy3

18/10/19

Just one week left of this first half term! Parents/carers - our weekly news bulletins should have hit your inbox and are also available on our website https://t.co/FJuISMBpLz. Please take the time to read them over the weekend! https://t.co/AfKJHoqoLd

Board Members

The School Strategy Board  

 
Miss Catherine Emmott Chair
I grew up in Reigate and moved back to Oxted 12 years ago. I became a Governor at de Stafford in June 2011. I have a law degree and then qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, specialising in landlord and tenant. I have worked extensively in private practice in London and locally, in the public sector in Hertfordshire, as a facilities and property manager and for a time in Jersey. Until recently I was an Operations Director by a FTSE100 property company in London, but am now starting a new career as a Bursar of a local primary school. In my spare time I have a small dog and a large horse.  
Mrs Alison Etheridge SSB Member

I have lived in Caterham since 1997 and have two children, both of whom attended de Stafford.  My son is now at university and my daughter is at Reigate College.  Following a 4 year term as a Governor at a local infant school, I became a Governor at de Stafford in June 2011, and Chair in January 2015.  I have a degree in Psychology and undertook further studies in Human Resources to become a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  My career was initially in the voluntary sector, working with a housing association for older people and then a disability charity.  In 2008 I became self-employed, helping companies with a variety of HR requirements such as reorganisations, employee relations issues, and mediation. 

 
   
Mr Jeremy Garner SSB Member - Headteacher
I have served on the Governing Body of de Stafford School since my appointment as Head Teacher in September 2013. I completed a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education in Physical Education having graduated with a degree in Sports Science. Since qualifying as a teacher nearly 20 years ago, I have worked in three different Surrey secondary schools (Therfield, St Bede’s, de Stafford) and completed my National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2009. I live in Epsom with my wife and two young children.  
   
Mrs Rowan Spurgin Vice Chair - Community
Having lived in Caterham most of my life, and attended schools in the town, I am very pleased to be able to give something back to the local school community. I became a Governor at de Stafford in April 2015 and prior to this was a governor at a local infant school for 5 years.  I have two daughters who are both students at de Stafford.  After gaining a degree in Psychology and Zoology, I studied to become a qualified Chartered Management Accountant.  I have worked in the retail and manufacturing sectors, the last few years within IT as a Business Analyst.  
   
Mrs Clare Wingrave SSB Member - Safeguarding
I live locally in Caterham and am the principal of Oasis Academy Byron, a thriving primary school in Coulsdon.'My three children attended de Stafford and the school provided them all with very firm foundations for life and their future learning.  
   
Mr Anthony Middleton SSB Member - Parent

I'm a former student of de Stafford and parent to a current Year 7 student.  I've had a successful career in both the private and public sectors, with the last 20 years spent in senior management positions.  My current role is Chief Operating Officer of a Local Enterprise Partnership where I also lead their two major investment funds.

My specialist interest is in company governance and I’ve advised extensively on this subject throughout my career.  I’ve previously worked in the area of higher education, as a Director at the University of Sussex, running a range of support service operations.