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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

Year 8 Options

Year 8 Options Process - Next Steps

In the absence of a face-to-face Options Evening, we have created this page to support your child in making the right Options choices (3 options subjects and a reserve) for study in Year 9. The next steps in this process are as follows:

  1. Click on the subject links in the table below to view a short video presentation from each Head of Department. The video should provide an overview of topics covered, skills developed and how the course is assessed etc. If you or your child have any questions, please then email the relevant Head of Department directly, via the email address provided.
  2. The Heads of Department for those subjects which are not delivered in Year 7 and 8 (Business, Citizenship, Media, Health & Social Care, Computer Science and Creative iMedia) will be visiting each SAM from Monday 31 January.  This is an excellent opportunity for them to share information on their courses and answer any questions students may have.  
  3. Once your child is ready to make their Options choices, please complete the online Options form (by 25 February 2022) via the SIMS Parent App.

How to complete the online Options form

Please see page 35 of the Options booklet for a guide to completing the form.The Options booklet can be viewed here or via the pdf attachment at bottom of the page.

Should you have any technical issues with the SIMS Parent App, please contact Mrs Blake-Thomas at dblake-thomas1@destafford.org.uk who will be able to assist you.

With any queries regarding the Options Process, please email Mr Parry at options@destafford.org.uk

Subject Video Presentations

Core Subjects Staff Contact
English  Mrs Tollworthy htollworthy1@destafford.org.uk
Geography Mr Dawson tdawson1@destafford.org.uk
History Miss Hillsdon mhillsdon1@destafford.org.uk
Mathematics Ms Anderson vanderson1@destafford.org.uk
Physical Education (no video) Mr Harris pharris1@destafford.org.uk
Religious Studies Ms Pitroda dpitroda1@destafford.org.uk
Science Mr Kelly rkelly1@destafford.org.uk
Spanish Miss Fantana afantana1@destafford.org.uk
Options Subjects  
Art, Craft and Design Miss Chirnside cchirnside1@destafford.org.uk
Business Miss Cronin mcronin1@destafford.org.uk
Citizenship Miss Robinson erobinson1@destafford.org.uk
Computer Science Mr Larkin blarkin1@destafford.org.uk
Creative iMedia (IT course) Mr Larkin blarkin1@destafford.org.uk
Design and Technology Mr O'Brien sobrien1@destafford.org.uk
Drama Mrs Gillam hgillam1@destafford.org.uk
French Miss Fantana afantana1@destafford.org.uk
Food Preparation and Nutrition Miss Kerslake zkerslake1@destafford.org.uk
Health and Social Care Mrs Callanan gcallanan1@destafford.org.uk
Media Mr Hogg jhogg1@destafford.org.uk
Music Mrs Gillam hgillam1@destafford.org.uk
Sport Studies Mr Harris pharris1@destafford.org.uk

 

 

Date Options Activity
Weds 10 November Year 8 'Introduction to Options' Evening
Thurs 2 December Online resources available on school website
Weds 19 January  Online form goes live and subject presentations available to view on this website page
Weds 9 February  Year 8 Parents'/Carers' Evening
Fri 25 February  Deadline for online forms to be completed

 

 

 

 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Year 8 Introduction to Options Presentat... 11th Nov 2021 Download
Year 8 Options Process Update 14 January... 14th Jan 2022 Download
Options Booklet Year 9 2022 23 02nd Dec 2021 Download