St Stephen's Nursery and Children's Centre News

Headteacher's Newsletter - Issue 1 (11th September 2017)

Dear Parents

Welcome back to the start of a new academic year. I hope you all had an enjoyable summer and are ready for the year ahead. Many thanks for the lovely cards, gifts, emails and good wishes which were sent in at the end of last term; they were very much appreciated.

A particularly warm welcome to the new families that have joined St Stephen’s Schools and Children’s Centre this term. For the first time at St Stephen’s we are offering 30 hours of free Nursery childcare for eligible parents. Our new Reception children joined us and are settling in well. During the next few weeks, each year group has a meet the teacher session which involves learning about the curriculum being delivered, trips and all other information which is relevant to your child's year group.

This is the first of our half termly newsletters which are published on our websites. The newsletter is generally our main source of communication with parents. Being a big school, life is always busy here with lots of exciting events already planned for the year ahead.

The list of dates in the newsletter hopefully gives enough notice for events which may require further planning. I am sure the children will soon settle back into school and already look fantastic in their smart new clean uniforms, my thanks to parents for supporting the school’s high standards regarding the uniform and the changes in the policy.

Finally, I am delighted to announce that St. Stephen’s has been awarded the Level 2 Rights Respecting School Award. This is the highest accolade that UNICEF can bestow upon a school and represents an acknowledgement of the hard work all pupils, staff, parents and governors have put in, to place the Convention of the Rights of the Child at the heart of all our work. St. Stephen's is the first Level 2 Rights Respecting School in Newham.

As always, if you have any other queries or questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher or to our friendly office staff who will do their very best to be of help and assistance. My door is always open so please feel free to contact me or my Deputies. We regularly update school news on the website so please look there for new information.

Ms Neena Lall
Headteacher

Full Newsletter - Issue 1 (11/9/2017)