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20/01/22

Thank you to whose qualified engineers and mechanics will be working with this lucky group of students over the next few weeks, using basic motor mechanics and practical engineering to allow them to develop their practical skills and work effectively within a team. https://t.co/ZOtjc4cWqy

20/01/22

Miss Rose has been busy handing out a record number of certificates over the past couple of weeks. A few of our excellent readers are pictured below. Keep up the great work! 📚 https://t.co/nNGViRIDdr

10/01/22

Our after school sports clubs are starting back today! An updated timetable can be found on our website here: https://t.co/1Ge28r13lm This includes the addition of Badminton Club for Years 7-9 every Tuesday! https://t.co/ikb4fTe4zS

10/01/22

📣VACANCY - SCHOOL STANDARDS BOARD We have a vacancy for an elected parent representative on our School Standards Board (SSB). Please click here https://t.co/e7enkJfQKK for further information. https://t.co/2dDklha3T1

10/01/22

Bien hecho to the winners of our Spanish Christmas card competition, some of whom are pictured here collecting their prizes from Miss Fantana today 👏 Year 7: Isabella W, Olivia I, Jasmine R Year 8: Scarlett W, Wasim U https://t.co/xATByQcUOz

06/01/22

Are you interested in Training to Teach?✨Don't miss your chance to be a part of GLF Schools 'Zoom Into Teacher Training' event. Let our experts guide you on how to become a teacher. 👨‍🎓Join us virtually on Thurs 13 January 6-7pm. To register click https://t.co/VNDX2HXbZu https://t.co/Kg0WEmEkTE

05/01/22

We are delighted to welcome students into school today for the start of the Spring term. After-school sports clubs start back next week and the updated timetable can be found on our website here: https://t.co/X9Q4YdEFfs https://t.co/IRL6Rl0iFN

04/01/22

Our fabulous Covid testing team are ready to start welcoming students from 9am today. Students are not required to wear school uniform but please ensure they have a face mask unless they are exempt. Click here for appointment times: https://t.co/58JotStGZX https://t.co/3LNHFb8g77

17/12/21

Please find a link to our end of term news bulletin: https://t.co/JZ148n3h0g. Thank you to the de Stafford parents and carers for your support throughout the course of this turbulent year. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year! https://t.co/e4QpENqA9Q

17/12/21

On our last day of term we wanted to share this wonderful selection of festive bauble designs produced by our Year 9 Creative iMedia (IT) students. Well done to Eddie D, Praya G, Aliyah A, and Joseph S. Merry Christmas! https://t.co/Q8uOuAu4h3

16/12/21

Mr Place met with Mrs Desai and Ibrahim and Abdullah to congratulate them as we were 6th out of over 600 schools worldwide in November with https://t.co/XbXFbcqABC

15/12/21

Thank you to all the staff and students who supported this . We think you'll agree there were some fantastic jumpers on show! Well done also to the students with Top 30 Attitude to Learning scores, who were rewarded with a non-uniform day today! https://t.co/0EkS1kIYQ6

15/12/21

Top marks go to Miss Hillsdon and her Year 7 History class for their excellent efforts👏 https://t.co/nVpCqAYT9D

15/12/21

It's here , all in aid of and we caught Mr Place, Head of School, proudly sporting his festive jumper🏉. Look out for more pictures of staff and students later today 👀 https://t.co/rOvsAfLZnG

14/12/21

Thank you to the lovely Year 6 students (and staff) from for coming to watch our 'The Night Before Christmas' performance this afternoon. The script was was written by our fabulous Head of Drama, Mrs Gillam and performed by our talented Year 9 Drama students. https://t.co/hzakBVGJLn

13/12/21

Mr Place was delighted to award Connor, Rosie and Taylor with their prizes for coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd (respectively) in Church Walk Shopping Centre's 'In the Spirit of Caterham Christmas' poem competition 👏🏆. https://t.co/tVcqlHO1z8 https://t.co/MQTudzjoAN

13/12/21

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13/12/21

A big well done to this talented group of Year 9 students who were delighted to perform 'The Night Before Christmas' for a lovely group of students from neighbouring St Francis Catholic Primary School this morning. We look forward to welcoming tomorrow! https://t.co/fFG8wPSldP

06/12/21

Retweeted From East Surrey College

Welcome to all pupils joining us today from and ! Wishing you all the best for your College interviews and don't forget our friendly staff will be around to help 👋

02/12/21

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Great skills and great fashion sense on display this afternoon with Mr Henderson’s Year 8 PE class! The boys have had a great time learning the basics of water polo 🤽‍♂️ https://t.co/Dl5vmAxAFT

Vision, Values and Aims

Educating children is a great responsibility and privilege. We are committed to ensuring de Stafford provides all students with an outstanding learning experience so that they are fully prepared for the challenges of the modern world; where excellent examination results are achieved within a structure that supports the development of highly aspirational and confident young adults, comfortable of their place within society and the positive contribution they can make to it.

Our relentless focus on learning and achievement will ensure lessons are taught within a framework of creativity, innovation and challenge. We are an inclusive learning community committed to providing all of our students with the opportunity to flourish and to fulfil their academic, social and personal potential within a calm, happy and purposeful school environment based on a culture of high expectations and mutual respect.

Strategic Aims

  • Provide an exciting, challenging and engaging education that enables students to reach their full potential.
  • Develop the skills and attributes in students to enable them to become active citizens within a rapidly changing global environment.
  • Engender a passion for, and commitment to, life-long learning and continuous personal growth and development.
  • Develop a sense of belonging, inclusivity and self-worth amongst all members of the school community.
  • Ensure students understand and recognise the difference between right and wrong, take responsibility for their actions and stand up for what they believe in.
  • Equip students with the ability to understand their place in an increasingly diverse society by ensuring the values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance are reinforced in a pervasive manner and permeate the school community.

Principal Focus

  • Ensure high quality teaching that enables all students to learn exceptionally well is at the heart of all we do.
  • Provide a calm, supportive and well-structured learning environment based on a culture of high standards and expectations.
  • Ensure every student feels included within a safe, happy and caring school community.
  • Provide a varied programme of enrichment opportunities that enable all students to develop talents and interests beyond the classroom.
  • Seek the best ways of achieving personal, social and academic excellence, including innovative approaches to school improvement and being prepared to challenge educational orthodoxies.

Core Values

Grow

We will promote a growth mind-set among all members of the school community whereby it is understood that talents and abilities can be developed through effort and persistence, challenges are embraced and inspiration is found in the success of others as part of the process toward fullness or fulfilment.

Learn

We will provide an enriching and engaging education which promotes a passion for life-long learning. Challenges will not be feared but rather seen as a stepping stone on the journey to success; resilience and endeavour will be recognised, respected and rewarded.

Believe

All members of the school community will have the confidence, trust and faith to support one another to achieve extraordinary things.

Achieve

We recognise that achievement and success come in many different forms. We value individual progress over raw attainment and acknowledge the effort invested to achieve success.

Click here to view our Teaching and Learning Core Principles or download via the link below.

Documents

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Teaching and Learning- Core Principles 14th Dec 2021 Download