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06/12/19

When 'Elle' met 'Bruiser' aka Liliana and Leo. They will be taking to the school stage along with rest of the Legally Blonde cast on 13 and 14 Feb 2020. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for ticket info! https://t.co/rWN7MxFpIt

06/12/19

We'd like to say a big thank you to for their generous donation to the school. The Round Table raise an incredible amount of money each year for local causes. Find out how you could get involved by visiting their website https://t.co/MhTtkcaC8F https://t.co/IlcgY08SXm

04/12/19

Our delicious 2 course Christmas Lunch planned for Monday 16 December is proving very popular with students this year! Please make sure we receive a booking form and payment by this Friday 6th December! https://t.co/49u72H9m8K https://t.co/eDjTWr6Omp

02/12/19

Parents at de Stafford getting the low down for this years cohort https://t.co/0nagXoOR8S

29/11/19

Well done to all staff involved with and thanks to everyone who supported them! https://t.co/1apAmdGLq5

29/11/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Great fun at the Y7 5-a-side football tournament hosted by Some excellent results against Reigate and RAAS 👏🏼 Highlights included a Connor Pearcy hattrick and fantastic defensive work from Finley Legg ⚽️ Well done boys! https://t.co/9QdVgdc66J

28/11/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

1 win, 1 draw & 1 loss for the Y8 Rugby team at the RFU Development Tournament today! Thanks to for hosting! 🏉 https://t.co/GJ1znlft9A

28/11/19

Retweeted From Chipstead RFC Minis

A great afternoon of rugby at Chipstead today with sending their year 7 and year 8 boys. Thanks for the help https://t.co/0FnA9AFyLY

27/11/19

Our Year 9 students enjoyed using sweets to model a DNA double helix structure in Mrs Beale's Science lesson today! https://t.co/IoylgHwOd8

27/11/19

Year 10 making chapattis in the langar https://t.co/XV3TGmeOef

27/11/19

Stylish in the Gudwara! https://t.co/ZVuMh9cMOg

27/11/19

Year 10 preparing to enter the Gudwara https://t.co/B8RiR7R2l0

27/11/19

Year 10 have arrived at Crawley Gudwara! https://t.co/P0391Th2ED

22/11/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Are you interested in getting into ? We have places for early years, primary, secondary and the assessment only route. Please get in touch with us info.org & visit our website https://t.co/HyOS8obezt

22/11/19

Mr Garner met with a group of nominated Year 8 students this week to celebrate the fantastic start they have made to Year 8 both in terms of their effort in class, achievement points and exemplary behaviour. Well done to Lilly, Michael, Sophie, Harry, James, David and Daniel. https://t.co/TAl9hNc4OT

21/11/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Y10/11 girls with a 5-0 win today! Thank you Warwick School for hosting. Lily & Abbie nominated as POMs ⚽️⚽️⚽️#girlsfootball https://t.co/qWGRLEgJ9h

21/11/19

A reminder to parents/carers that tomorrow (Friday 22 November) is an INSET day . We hope our students enjoy the long weekend! https://t.co/ej9WB9Ypi3

20/11/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Josh, Dylan, Callum & Robert representing ⁦⁩ at the Lower Jnr/Jnr Swimming Gala hosted by ⁦⁩ Some fantastic performances from the boys, winning their heats & narrowly missing out in the freestyle relay! 🏊🏼‍♂️ https://t.co/CfeFg67fDG

14/11/19

Legally Blonde the Musical will be hitting the school stage on the 13th and 14th February 2020. Watch this space for tickets 👀 https://t.co/8JKLzx6ha4

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

Duke of Edinburgh

At de Stafford School, we are proud to have a strong tradition of running the Duke of Edinburgh award. We are currently offering the Bronze Award for our Year 9 and 10 students.

What does DofE mean to your child?

It is a fun adventure and it takes them out of their comfort zone. They have a chance to discover new talents and build strong friendships. They grow in confidence and resilience and develop important skills that colleges and employers are very keen to see in young people. Research says that students with a DofE award are much more likely to get a job in the future and to get a place at college.

 

The 4 Sections:

  1. Physical - They have to complete a length of time in a physical activity (sport, dance, gym, martial arts etc.)
  2. Skill - They have to complete a length of time learning a new skill (musical instrument, maths leader, photography etc.)
  3. Volunteering - They have to volunteer for a certain length of time (helping at a charity shop, helping younger groups at cubs, guides; taking on some environmental work etc.) We also have some volunteering opportunities around school. It should not be volunteering doing work that other people are paid to do.
  4. The Expedition - They have to complete two expeditions, the practice and the qualifier, where they navigate and walk as a group and camp overnight. This will also involve a relatively large amount of training, both after school and on one Sunday, including camp craft, navigation using a compass and a map, fitness, nutrition, cooking and orienteering. There will also be two practice walks: a short one around Caterham after school and a day walk to practice safety, navigation and team dynamics. All of these events are compulsory for DofE students. Parents will be asked to bring participants to the beginning of these events but collection will usually be from school.

Kit

Kit is expensive so we provide most of the kit you will need for DofE. The Duke of Edinburgh himself is adamant that this is an inclusive award so there is funding for anyone who might qualify for support. Previous injuries or existing conditions should also be no barrier to participating. Special dispensations are regularly given to participants to make the process accessible for all. Here is the Exped kit list that all students will need for the practice and qualifying expeditions. Here is the Day Walk kit list that all students will need for the day walk. Here is the Sunday Training Day Kit List that all students will need for the training day.

How to Apply

An application form will be distributed to students via their SAM groups. They will need to apply, telling us about their previous experience and hobbies, how they intend to complete their skill, volunteering and physical section and why they are ready and should be chosen for this challenge. They will then have an interview. Again, they should prepare for this interview by researching and deciding what they will do for their three sections, (there are some ideas in the links below) and by being ready to explain why they want to do DofE. We will be looking for the following criteria: Enthusiasm for DofE; Organisation of the Sections; Evidence of previous commitment (so whether they are likely to stay the course); Attitude to life. Please practice this with them so that they are more confident. Places are limited so this process will determine if they will get a place or not.

Those who do not get a place can still complete Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award with other providers such as Street Youth Centre Caterham in Caterham Valley or with Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development (SOLD) in Dorking.

With any questions please email Miss Bailey at: kirsty.bailey@destafford.org.uk

Useful Links

Follow us on Twitter @deStaffordDofE for regular news and updates.

Click here to visit the official Duke of Edinburgh website.

 

 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Duke of Edinburgh Application Form 30th Sep 2019 Download
News articles for 2019 DofE 30th Sep 2019 Download