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15/12/17

Wishing all members of the school community a safe, happy and enjoyable festive period. We look forward to welcoming students back on Wednesday, January 3rd.

15/12/17

Read all about this half-term's news in our latest newsletter https://t.co/5jIvHYmurY

15/12/17

Congratulations to all of our award winners in today's celebration assemblies

15/12/17

Retweeted From de Stafford Reads

Well done to our de Stafford readers. The achievement board is bursting with good news! Who will be our first word millionaire? Watch this space... https://t.co/09wkST8XpV

15/12/17

Retweeted From de Stafford Reads

Books wrapped and ready for our Y7 Book Buzz event! Our thanks to the de Stafford PSA who kindly donated the funds so that every Year Seven will receive their very own reading book this https://t.co/I3QbckmkT4

15/12/17

Retweeted From de Stafford Reads

Final numbers of the year! Books read since September = 1,995. Number of words read = 39,989,703. A huge well done to all of our Y7 and Y8 de Stafford readers! https://t.co/v2IEggb4Ag

15/12/17

The December edition of our school newsletter is available to view now at https://t.co/5jIvHYmurY. We would like to wish all our followers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

12/12/17

We look forward to welcoming parents/carers/friends to our Christmas Music Showcase this evening at 6:30pm.

12/12/17

The surrounding roads are clear but please exercise extreme caution when walking on the pavements and entering the school site. Students are permitted to wear footwear appropriate for the icy conditions. The car park is particularly icy so try to avoid driving in to school.

12/12/17

We are open today but to give the site team additional time to grit the worst affected areas we will be operating a late start. Students will be expected in to SAM at 9:30am. Any student arriving early may go to the school canteen.

11/12/17

We hope to be in a position to open as normal tomorrow. However, temps are expected to drop significantly overnight so please exercise extreme caution when travelling to school. We will assess conditions in the morning and provide an update by 7am.

11/12/17

Thank you for your patience regarding the school closure today. Snow beginning to fall quite heavily now and forecast to do so for much of the day. https://t.co/qUZIIAtYiP

11/12/17

Both the Met Office and BBC Weather sites are forecasting heavy snowfall for 5 hours from 9:00am in Caterham. Whilst conditions are okay to open at the moment the conditions are likely to become treacherous later in the day. We apologise for the disruption.

11/12/17

School closure today (Monday) due to forecast of heavy snow fall for most of the day. Please check website for further details. Apologies for inconvenience caused. https://t.co/IfCg8mf2gy

10/12/17

Please be aware that heavy snow is forecast to fall in Caterham tomorrow (Monday). We will make a decision as early as possible in the morning as to whether we open as normal, adopt a late start or have to close completely. Please check the website for updates.

05/12/17

We warmly invite parents/carers and students at de Stafford to join us for our Christmas Musical Showcase on Tuesday 12 December at 7pm. Tickets are available from Mrs Waddell in the Music department. https://t.co/jWLsOgNIz5

28/11/17

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Fantastic day out at the All Schools Rugby Festival today. Thanks to for hosting, and well done to all Y7/8 boys who played! Special mention to Joel Dabin who scored 2 tries to help beat Oasis Coulsdon! 🏉 https://t.co/3DEnKhKcaV

28/11/17

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to our Y7/8 Netball teams Vs tonight! Congratulations to Y8 for a last minute winner! POMs Laurant & Josi 👏🏻

24/11/17

Never too early to start feeling festive https://t.co/Aei6bd5vU8

Board Members

The School Strategy Board  

 
Mrs Alison Etheridge Chair

I have lived in Caterham since 1997 and have two children; my son is at Reigate Collage having left de Stafford in 2016, and my daughter is in year 11 at de Stafford, currently studying for her GCSEs.  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. 

 
   
Miss Catherine Emmott SSB Member
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 Kate Forde SSB Member
I have one child at de Stafford and another at a local primary school and have lived in Caterham since 2004.   I have been a parent governor at de Stafford since October 2013. I have a degree in Politics, a post graduate qualification in HR Management and am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD).  I have worked in Human Resources for over 20 years specialising in employee relations and restructuring but also looking at Training and Development and Recruitment.  I have worked in the Art world and the Veterinary world and on a self employed basis.  
   
Mr Jeremy Garner SSB Member
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 Elisabeth Harris SSB Member
I initially graduated in Accounting and Law, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate of Education. For over 10 years I have taught a variety of primary age groups in schools in West Kent, Bromley and Croydon before working for Croydon Local Authority in their data team.  In 2008, I became self-employed and now support schools in tracking pupil attainment and progress and interpreting educational statistics.  
   
Mrs Alison Hill SSB Member
I have a daughter in year 11 and a son in year 7 at de Stafford School.   I have lived in the Caterham area since 2000 and became a Parent Governor at de Stafford in October 2013.  I was employed by the Metropolitan Police for 23 Years, fifteen years of which as a Human Resource Professional, specialising in recruitment and attendance management.  During this time I volunteered as a Special Constable in London for 5 years dealing with all aspect of police work.  Annually I volunteer for the RNLI, making house to house collections and raising money around the Caterham area.  In April 2014 I began a new career at Caterham School in the Admissions Department.  
   
Mr Simon Roos SSB Member
I have lived in the Caterham area since 2005 and have two children at de Stafford; I became a parent governor at de Stafford in 2013. My professional career so far has been in International sales working at several European companies’ leading teams to develop strategies around sales, marketing and operational excellence. I have also been working with young people in the voluntary sector since 1998 as a Church youth leader and more recently as a local Scout leader.  
   
Mrs Rowan Spurgin SSB Member
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
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 Kenny Wheeler SSB Member
I have lived in Caterham for 10 years and very much enjoy being part of the community. My background is in teaching, originally as a Business Studies teacher then latterly as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Senior Leader in two secondary schools. Throughout my career I have engaged in leadership development and now have the privilege of designing and delivering leadership courses to SENCOs, middle and senior leaders. My role as an Education Consultant (SEN, Inclusion and Leadership) has also seen me work with schools in Surrey and across the country to help target and support vulnerable learners with an overall aim to improve their life chances. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and running (though not at the same time!).  
   
Mr Russell Bennett SSB Member

I am currently Schools' Performance Director for GLF Schools, and have enjoyed a career in education for nearly 23 years, starting out as an English teacher in London. My last role was as Headteacher at The Beacon School in Banstead, a GLF secondary school. My other experience includes working as a Her Majesty's Inspector for Ofsted, where I worked across the London region. My current role involves working across the Trust's secondary schools, in Surrey, Croydon and Oxfordshire.

 
Mr Mark Leach  

I have lived in the Tandridge area for over 25 years and have three grown up children, all who attended their local school. I have worked in the education sector for over 30 years and as an Assistant Head at Glyn School before joining the GLF Schools central team. I am currently responsible for First Line Support and Projects across GLF.