Senior Leadership Team

Mr Atkinson
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Mr Atkinson

Headteacher

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Mr Atkinson

Headteacher

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School:
St Stephen’s is a caring, exciting community where children love to learn.

Favourite place in the school?
The rooftop playground with its wonderful views

Favourite children’s book
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner

Ms Michaud
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Ms Michaud

Deputy Headteacher, RE Leader

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Ms Michaud

Deputy Headteacher, RE Leader

Why I like working at St Stephen’s school?
I enjoy being part of a vibrant and wonderfully diverse community.

What would you have been if you hadn’t become a teacher?​
A singer

Favourite children’s book?
“The Rabbits”, by John Marsden and Shaun Tan

Miss Timms
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Miss Timms

Assistant Headteacher, English Leader, STEM Leader

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Miss Timms

Assistant Headteacher, English Leader, STEM Leader

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School
I like working with superb children who love to learn and with dedicated teachers who love to inspire.

What would you have been if you hadn’t become a teacher?
An educational psychologist.

Favourite children’s book
The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Alberg.

Ms Wahabi
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Ms Wahabi

Acting Inclusion Leader

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Ms Wahabi

Acting Inclusion Leader

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School:
The staff, children and their families

Times-tables or handwriting?
Handwriting.

Favourite children’s book?
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss.

Administrative Team

Mrs Thomas
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Mrs Thomas

Senior Administrator

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Mrs Thomas

Senior Administrator

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School
It’s friendly

What would you have been if you didn’t work in a school?
A property developer

Dream half-term destination
Hawaii and Barbados

Teachers

Mrs Leal
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Mrs Leal

Nursery Teacher (Maternity Leave)

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Mrs Leal

Nursery Teacher (Maternity Leave)

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School:
St Stephens is a very diverse school; families come from many different countries and cultures and have had very different life experiences. Having the opportunity to work with such a different mix of families and children is very interesting, challenging and rewarding.

Favourite place in the school?
The Reception Classroom, watching the children learn, explore and develop.

The most fun thing you have ever learned​

Completing a day’s course of Long Bow Archery! Great Fun!

Mrs Murray
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Mrs Murray

Reception Teacher

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Mrs Murray

Reception Teacher

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School:
It’s friendly and I love the opportunity to work closely with parents and children.

Favourite place in the school?
The story-tent in Nursery

The most fun thing you have ever learned
How to make stretchy slime!

Miss Ratcliffe
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Miss Ratcliffe

Year 1 Teacher

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Miss Ratcliffe

Year 1 Teacher

Dream Half Term Destination?

Somewhere with mountains, sun and sea.

Favourite thing you’ve ever learned?

How to make clothes/anything crafty.

What would you do if you weren’t teaching?

Costume/Fashion designer.

Miss Chanda
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Miss Chanda

Year 2 Teacher

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Miss Chanda

Year 2 Teacher

Why I like working at St Stephens School:

I like working at St Stephen’s school because it is a friendly, supportive and close-knit learning environment.

What would you have done if you hadn’t become a teacher?

If I hadn’t become a teacher, I would have been an events planner.

Dream Half Term Destination?

My dream half term destination would be anywhere hot and close to the sea. Places such as the Canary islands or Greek islands.

Miss Burns
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Miss Burns

Year 3 Teacher

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Miss Burns

Year 3 Teacher

Dream Half-Term Destination:

Iceland

Favourite thing you’ve ever learnt:

Being taught how to play piano as a child by my grandfather and now having a love for music.

What would you have done if you hadn’t become a teacher?

An air hostess.

Miss Timms
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Miss Timms

Year 4 Teacher

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Miss Timms

Year 4 Teacher

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School
I like working with superb children who love to learn and with dedicated teachers who love to inspire.

What would you have been if you hadn’t become a teacher?
An educational psychologist.

Favourite children’s book
The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Alberg.

Ms Michaud
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Ms Michaud

Year 5 Teacher

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Ms Michaud

Year 5 Teacher

Why I like working at St Stephen’s school?
I enjoy being part of a vibrant and wonderfully diverse community.

What would you have been if you hadn’t become a teacher?​
A singer

Favourite children’s book?
“The Rabbits”, by John Marsden and Shaun Tan

Mr Sivanathan
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Mr Sivanathan

Year 6 Teacher

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Mr Sivanathan

Year 6 Teacher

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School:
Very welcoming community – and fun!

What would you have been if you hadn’t become a teacher?
An actor, a football coach or a psychiatrist!

Dream half term destination?
Berlin

Mr Kwanteng
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Mr Kwanteng

PE Teacher

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Mr Kwanteng

PE Teacher

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School:
I like working at St Stephens because of the strong community feeling, also the school environment is very nice and welcoming.

What is your favourite place in the school?
The PE Hall and the playground.

Dream half term destination?
Somewhere warm and relaxing.

Mr Nelson
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Mr Nelson

Music Teacher

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Mr Nelson

Music Teacher

Why I like working at St Stephen’s school:

I like working at St Stephens School because it has a lovely atmosphere and the people are really easy to get along with!

Dream half-term destination?
My dream half-term destination would have to be the Maldives. I love the sun!

Favourite children’s book?
My all-time favourite children’s book is The Demon Headmaster!

Learning Support Team

Ms Lines
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Ms Lines

Teaching Assistant

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Ms Lines

Teaching Assistant

Why do you like working at St Stephen’s?

I love working for St Stephen’s because we have a really close community with the parents, I find the parents very friendly and approachable, as well as the staff team at St Stephen’s.

What would you be doing if you weren’t at St Stephen’s?
If I wasn’t working here I would like to be working in a Children’s Hospital, or Children Central.

What is your favourite children’s story?
My favourite children’s story is ‘The boy who cried wolf’ because of the moral of the story.

Mrs Saif
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Mrs Saif

Teaching Assistant

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Mrs Saif

Teaching Assistant

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School:
Great staff and leadership

What would you have been if you hadn’t become a teaching assistant?
A counselor

Favourite children’s book
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Ms Faris
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Ms Faris

Teaching Assistant

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Ms Faris

Teaching Assistant

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School
Friendly, family atmosphere

Dream half-term destination
Hurghada, Egypt

Favourite children’s book
The Smartest Giant in Town

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Mrs Vye

Teaching Assistant

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Mrs Vye

Teaching Assistant

What would you have been if you hadn’t become a teaching assistant?
Worked back in the corporate world of IT.

Dream half term destination?
Fiji

Favourite children’s book
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C S Lewis

Miss Mak
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Miss Mak

Teaching Assistant

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Miss Mak

Teaching Assistant

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School:
The friendliness of the school, how everyone works together and the humour.

Times-tables or handwriting
Handwriting because it is therapeutic and you can be creative with it.

Favourite children’s book
Room on the Broom

Ms Mohammed
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Ms Mohammed

Teaching Assistant

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Ms Mohammed

Teaching Assistant

Dream Half-Term Destination: Anywhere surrounded by warmth and smiles.

Favourite Children’s book:
Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

Why I like working at St Stephens School:
Because of the friendly and helpful staff as well as the wonderful children I have the opportunity of working with everyday.

Miss Mastin
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Miss Mastin

Teaching Assistant

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Miss Mastin

Teaching Assistant

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School:
I like working with the staff team who are all very professional and show a real interest in the children’s learning.

Two desert island teaching resources?
Pencils and paper

Dream half term destination?
The West Indies

Miss Thornby
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Miss Thornby

Teaching Assistant

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Miss Thornby

Teaching Assistant

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School:
Because the staff are wonderful people and its fantastic to see the children light up when they learn something new.

Two desert island teaching resources?
Google and a fishing net: I think it would be important to learn how to fish.

Favourite place in the school?
The roof-top playground because of the view.

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Ms Kolak

Teaching Assistant

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Ms Kolak

Teaching Assistant

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School
I enjoy working at St Stephen’s School because it is a warm and welcoming environment for both staff and pupils. There is a strong partnership between staff as well as teachers and parents.

Dream half-term destination
Anywhere with sunshine and good food!

Favourite children’s book
Harry Potter

Miss Coombes
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Miss Coombes

Teaching Assistant

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Miss Coombes

Teaching Assistant

Why I like working at St Stephen’s School
The staff and children are great!

What would you have been if you hadn’t become a teacher?
A nurse

Favourite place in the school?
The playground