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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

Did you know is registered with , so over 6,000 shops and sites will donate to us for FREE every time you use to shop with them? Please click here for further information: https://t.co/SllaglnepS https://t.co/BIF54X1gZD

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

Posted on: 30/11/2020

Movember moustaches for our school team

Highlighting the issue of men’s health has prompted a team of six teachers at our school to take part in the Movember moustache challenge.

All six abandoned shaving their top lip for the month, and one didn’t even know he could grow a moustache until he tried for a good cause. Together they hope to raise awareness of  the charity which highlights the issues of suicide prevention and mental health, prostate and testicular cancer.

Year 8 Deputy Head of Year and PE teacher Mr Henderson said he was taking the lead on the issue because the idea had helped students come forward with problems they may not have otherwise mentioned.

“The stigma of not talking about men’s mental and physical health is so damaging, especially for young people. I am more than happy to take a bit of flack for a furry top lip if it helps develop an open and honest environment for our students to flourish in,” he said.

Mr Henderson said as a result of the campaign, there had been times when a Year 11 student, for example, felt comfortable about discussing a mental health issue or concern they may not have mentioned before.

The issue of open discussion was also behind Mr Harris’s decision to join Movember. The Head of PE said he grew up in an era when there was a concept that men and boys should ‘man-up and get on with it.’

“I engage in Movember every year to raise awareness that it is not weak to seek support and that men should speak up about any concerns or issues that are affecting them,” he said.

Assistant Head and Geography teacher Mr Henk said the lockdown period taught everyone how important it was to speak-up.

“Any cause designed to raise awareness and understanding about difficult and debilitating issues deserves support. So far it has provoked some wonderful conversations with curious young people,” he added.

History teacher Mr Rayner didn’t even know if he could grow a moustache until he decided to take part in Movember.

“I didn’t know I could until I tried. It’s not coming on that badly, although I think I might have peaked,” he said three weeks into the challenge.

“It is a great opportunity to raise money for mental health and, having had cancer in the family, this is a subject close to my heart.”

Mr Starke, Geography teacher, said a family member and a friend had  both had prostate cancer.

“They are both fine now, but I could see how horrible it is to struggle with such things. I value any effort to raise awareness of male mental health.”

Assistant Head and Science teacher Mr Parry said taking part in Movember was a good opportunity to highlight men’s health issues, including testicular and prostate cancer, alongside mental health discussion.

“I very much hope more men seek help early, helping to ensure treatment success and a positive way forward. It has been a privilege to take part in such a worthwhile cause,” he said.

For more information about the charity, see www.movember.com