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Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin for parents and carers: We would like to wish all of our followers a wonderful weekend!


Our staff and students are very much looking forward to welcoming visitors from 5pm this evening. Presentations from our Executive Headteacher and Head of School will take place at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm and tours of the school are available from 5-8pm.


We've been busy turning blank walls into learning walls here and can't wait to show them off to our visitors at the Open Evening tomorrow. Doors will open at 5pm, with presentations taking place in the Main Hall at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Mr Henderson’s Year 9 Sport Studies class had a great morning learning all about the skeletal system and it’s functions 🦴💀🫀🫁🧠🩸


📣EXTRA-CURRICULAR SPORTS CLUBS Click here to view the extra-curricular sports clubs which we're pleased to offer starting next week: No need to register in advance and completely free of charge!


We'd like to say a huge thank you to the fantastic team of staff and volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure the latest round of Covid-19 testing ran smoothly and efficiently


It's Prom night for our 2021 Leavers and we're delighted we've been able to give them the celebration they all deserve.#deStaffordProud


📣Parents and Carers See ParentMail or visit our website for a reminder of our start of term arrangements (parents and carers of our new Year 7 cohort will receive a separate email). We look forward to welcoming our students back into school next week.


*FREE BACK TO SCHOOL STATIONERY PACK* We will once again be giving away free stationery packs to support local families. Come and visit us in Church Walk, Caterham this Saturday 28 August between 10:30am and 2:30pm.


We look forward to welcoming our fantastic Year 11 students back into school today (between 9:30 and 11:30am) to collect their GCSE exam results. We wish this historic year group the very best of luck ☘️


📣PRE-LOVED SCHOOL UNIFORM `OFFER - WEDS 11 AUGUST, 10AM - 2PM We have a large quantity of quality, pre-loved uniform available. Parents and carers are invited to come and have a look and simply take any clothing that is suitable. There is no charge, but donations are welcome


It's wonderful to be able to run a for our lovely new Year 7 cohort this week. Thank you to our fabulous team of dedicated staff and Year 10 students who have made it possible.


📣VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED Schools have been asked to carry out on-site asymptomatic Covid-19 testing for students when they return to school in September. If you would like to support with the testing process, please click here:


VACANCY: PART TIME ATTENDANCE ASSISTANT We offer an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated administrator to join our dedicated and friendly school Attendance team. Please visit our website for a full job description and application form:


📣EXCLUSIVE 10% HEWITTS OF CROYDON DISCOUNT CODE We are pleased to advise that are offering de Stafford School parents and carers a one off 10% discount on school uniform which can be used online (Code DS10) or in-store on Friday 30th July 2021 ONLY.


Please find a link to our end of term news bulletin for parents and carers, which includes details of our plans for the September return: We wish the entire de Stafford community a wonderful Summer and thank you for all your support.


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

What a fantastic day at Sports Day yesterday! Well done to everyone involved 💪


📣A quick reminder to our parents and carers that the school closes at 12:35pm today. Details regarding our September return will be published in the bulletin which will be sent via ParentMail later today.


Great seeing the de Stafford DofE campers in action # There is no I in Team


Throughout this week we will be holding Celebration Assemblies for each year group to mark their achievements. Today is the turn of Year 7, led by their Head of Year, Miss Cronin. Well done to you all for making such a fantastic start to your journey with us.

Remote Learning Provision (online lessons)

SLT Lead for Remote Learning: Mr Christian Henk

Students will follow their regular timetable and attend all of their lessons virtually on Google Classroom (via Satchel:One). Each lesson will begin with a ‘live’ element, when a register will be taken and teachers will outline the learning objectives for the lesson.  Click here to view the latest Remote Learning Bulletin with some useful hints and tips.

Ready to Learn

In preparation for online lessons please do ensure that, where possible, children have access to a quiet area. Students should have their pencil case and some paper ready for the lesson (if they do not have their books).


All lessons are set as a ‘classwork’ task on Satchel:One. On each task, teachers will upload any necessary resources for the lesson alongside the link to a ‘Google Meet’. The link will take students into their virtual ‘Google Classroom’, once it has been opened by the host (teacher). Teachers are also likely to include a brief description of the lesson or any pre-requisite preparation students might need to do, for example this may include a list of resources students will need for the lesson. Please be assured that teachers will be considerate about the resources they request students to have.

Each lesson is due to start promptly, in accordance with the times of our regular school day. Please don’t be late!

Please ensure that when logging onto Google Classroom microphones and cameras are turned off.

All lessons will be recorded for safeguarding purposes and any behavioural issues will be followed up.

We do acknowledge that in some instances technology will be shared at home. In these cases, it may be that children are unable to attend lessons. If this is the case please do get in touch with their teachers via Satchel:One to let them know, as we will be keeping registers to monitor engagement.

Lessons and resources are available for students to download and complete during their lesson time. If your child is unable to access the online provision at all, please do get in touch and we will seek to provide an alternative solution.

Trouble Shooting Tips

  • Students can not enter the ‘Google Classroom’ until it has been launched by the host (teacher). If it doesn’t work initially, try again in a minute or two, it may be that the teacher is just transitioning between lessons.
  • Students will not be able to find a link to their lessons on Google Classroom. Teachers will only provide links to each online lesson on Satchel:One. This is also to ensure that parents or carers can monitor the classwork that is being set for their children.
  • Students will not be able to log in through a personal Gmail or Google Mail account. Only de Stafford school accounts will be able to access online Google Classrooms. Students will need their school Google username and password.
  • Students who do not have access to Microsoft Office can access their school email, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations via Microsoft Portal. Click here to access Microsoft Portal.
  • If students are trying to access Google Classrooms through the Google Meet app, they need to make sure that they have set up the app using their school Google account (school email address and password).

If you have any questions or issues you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Feel free to contact either or

How to Guide - Logging into Online Lessons

Step 1

Log into Satchel:One and open the classwork task associated with the lesson.

Step 2

Select the link to the Google Meet for the live lesson.

Step 3

If prompted, log into Google using your de Stafford email address and password (for Google). You will then be taken to a ‘waiting room’.

Step 4

Ensure that your camera and microphone are turned off and select ‘Join Now’. You will enter your Google Class.


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