Stebon Primary School in Tower Hamlets achieves Centre of Excellence status.
Valued and Appreciated
My visit to Stebon Primary School was organised by the Deputy Head/Inclusion Lead who ensured I was able to meet a wide range of pupils, staff and parents. They were all very happy to speak to me and tell me all about their school. They all said they were very proud to belong to the Stebon Family. They told me that they are valued and appreciated and they were sure the leadership cared about their welfare and wellbeing. Expectation and aspirations are high for everybody who works and learns in the school and they are all willing to work towards achieving those expectations.
Everybody has a Voice
The leadership of the school is shared amongst all stakeholders. They ask, they listen and they act. Consultation is real and everybody has a voice. Strategic planning is carried out at senior level but ideas and suggestions from stakeholders help to identify the priorities for moving forward. The Headteacher and his team are very clear about their values and principles around inclusion and these are displayed proudly on the school website. Furthermore, they ensure that these values and principles are translated into every policy and procedure and are tangible. They permeate the ethos and culture of the school at every level.
Teachers Take Ownership
The curriculum is the backbone to any school and a lot of work has been done to develop a curriculum that is relevant to the pupils and community. Involving all stakeholders in the process means it has not been imposed. Instead teachers take ownership and are able to influence the content and the pedagogy. Teachers are confident and able and Subject Leaders provide practical support at all levels. The way the school has introduced and implemented remote learning, particularly online live lessons, has been really impressive. Teachers told me they were nervous about this but soon got to grips with the technology and the pedagogy.
A Positive Attitude to Learning
The pupils told me that Stebon was the best school in Tower Hamlets. They love the place and can’t wait to get back to normal pre-COVID-19 days. They love their teachers and really enjoy learning. They behave well and have a positive attitude to learning.
Find out more about the IQM Inclusive School Award
If your school is interested in obtaining the IQM Inclusive School Award or you wish to talk to a member of the IQM team please telephone:
028 7127 7857 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Want more information on the IQM Award? Click here to request your free IQM information pack