Stebon Primary School

Stebon Primary School

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Learning is very good at Stebon because expectations are high and the teachers give us confidence. Imtiaz
As a child at Stebon, I am happy to be here as I have good
friends. Emad
There are lots of activities that are really fun like tournaments in the summer. Sadia
You can do excellent things in art and do loads of projects and experiments. Shahriyar
This school is a safe, happy and friendly place to be. Jannah
I think the atmosphere is cheerful because learning is
fun! Fahim
I would say that teaching is of a high standard. Abidah
Everybody respects each other. We have an anti-bullying policy and playground buddies who help you find friends. Zainab
It is a wonderful place to be where everyone is treated the same. Muhibur
Playtimes are the best because we have lots of games to play with. Sadiya

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Stebon School is governed by a Local Governing Board. The people who make up that board & their duties & responsibilities are outlined below.

Who are we?

Well, there are 8 of us, including a chair & vice-chair, each bringing different sets of skills & experience to the board:

  • Michael Keating - Chair - Michael has served Tower Hamlets for many years. The considerable local knowledge and understanding he has is an asset to our Governing body. 
  • Mark Simmons - Vice-chair - Mark works as a lawyer, and is our newest Governor.  He is committed to ensuring that Stebon continues to thrive as a place of educational excellence, social development and community advancement.
  • Peter Sherratt - Co-opted Governor – A lawyer by profession, Peter has a wealth of experience of school governance; he is also the chair of governors at Oaklands, a secondary school also in Tower Hamlets.
  • Geraldine O'Grady – Co-opted Governor - Geraldine has been in the teaching profession for over 33 years. She has worked as a mainstream primary and special school teacher as well as a tutor for students on undergraduate and postgraduate education courses. From 2012 – 2019, she was the Teaching School Director at a large special school in East London. Currently, she is working as a part-time Initial Teacher Training Tutor for LETTA.  
  • Tilal Mustafa – Co-opted Governor - Tilal is a pharmaceutical and health technology professional. He is passionate about an education which is inclusive and accessible for all. As a former scientist he has a keen interest in the impact of technology in the healthcare sector. As a new board member, Tilal is looking forward to working with other board members to ensure that Stebon continues to deliver an excellent curriculum that inspires children to excel in their future studies and becoming successful leaders in their future careers.

  • Nana Haji - Parent Governor - Nana is passionate about the education of all the children in the community.  She wants them to have a school that lets them dream big and reach for the stars, despite the barriers they may face. Nana is committed to the school, has the enthusiasm needed to work with the school and other governors, in order to ensure the children have a wonderful time during their primary years at school.
  • Abul Hasan Chowdhury - Parent Governor - Abul has worked as sales & marketing manager in various retail & pharmaceutical companies. Recently, Abul has started up a small online company trading on multiple marketplaces. Abul actively takes part in various local community projects and also involved in Tower Hamlets politics. Abul believes in Inclusion, equal opportunities & diversity. Abul wants to work with all parents & create an atmosphere that they feel part of the success that Stebon is trying to achieve. Abul will be tirelessly working with other board members to ensure that Stebon is a place where we promote equal opportunities & diversity. With the help of the governing board & school, Abul will try to ensure our kids are equipped for the future challenges they will face in their life & career.
  • Jennifer Noble - Staff Governor - Jennifer is our Trust leader for Performance and Music. She has a background in Musical Theatre and Film with experience in dancing and singing professionally for feature films, TV and on stage. She works closely in partnerships with Disney, Eastside Education, Thames Music and Shakespeare Schools Festival for the LETTA trust and is passionate about bringing opportunities to the children of Stebon; supporting the trust's creative and inclusive curriculum. 
  • Jeremy Iver - Headteacher - Jeremy has been a Headteacher at Stebon from 2012. He has been serving the children of Tower Hamlets from 1997. 

 What do we do?

We make collective decisions as part of the Local Governing Board. Our main purpose is to help raise the educational standards and performance of Stebon by supporting the work of the Headteachers and school staff. We ensure that the school runs effectively, that quality teaching and learning is happening across the school.

We make decisions on how the school is run and are answerable to parents, the wider community and most importantly the children who attend Stebon. We govern rather than manage giving direction and focus. The management of the school remains the responsibility of the headteachers. We are responsible for:

  • Determining aims and priorities for Stebon
  • Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school and setting targets
  • Ensuring high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour
  • Ensuring that all children in the schools have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, suitable to age, aptitude and ability, which prepares them for adult life
  • Ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff

We meet 3 times annually, once each term.

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Minutes of the Local Governing Board meetings are available on request, please contact the school office: Please include your name and address.

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