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Welcome to our 'Early Years 2023' page

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A welcome from Mr Dowd (Headteacher)

It is my pleasure to welcome you to St Stephen's.  I am very proud of our school and promise to do everything I can to help your child thrive and develop a life long love of learning.

St Stephen's Primary School is at the heart of the village and plays an important role in the Community.  It is always a pleasure to welcome children, parents, grandparents and others in to school. 

We have talented staff eager to get to know your child and make every day a rich and rewarding experience.  Our teaching approach aims to give children a language of learning that enables them to know and talk confidently about what good learning looks and sounds like.  We strive to motivate our children to be aspirational, resilient pupils who persevere, collaborate and embrace challenge.  You will hear children refer to "key skills" and see, in every classroom, characters representing them.  It is the language of key skills that opens the door to powerful learning.    

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Dear Parents/Carers

We are eagerly looking forward to getting to know and welcoming you and your child into St. Stephen’s Primary School in September.

We want to make your child’s transition into school life as smooth and happy as possible and we have made the following induction arrangements to aid this.

Monday 26th June 2023

‘Stay & Play’

Group 1:  9:30 – 10:30 (surnames A- H)

Group 2:  11:00 – 12:00 (surnames I - Z)

Please bring your child, through the front school gates to the early years’ classrooms to begin to familiarise yourselves with your child’s new school. Stay and enjoy playing with your child and meet some of the early years teaching team, other new children and parents that will be starting in September 2023.

Tuesday 27th June 2023

‘Drop & Collect’

9:30 – 11:00

Please bring your child, through the front school gates to the early years’ classrooms for 9:30am and leave your child for a while with the early years teaching team.  This will be a great opportunity for the teaching staff to observe the interactions between the new children. Then, come back for 11:00 to collect them again.

Wednesday 28th June 2023

Parents meeting

5:00pm onwards

Please come to the school for 5pm where we will deliver a presentation about starting school at St Stephen’s. You will find out about the early years curriculum, meet the teaching staff, and be able to ask any questions you may have to relieve any worries or concerns.

Ideally, this is a parents meeting, so if you can organise childcare for an hour, that would be great.

In addition to these dates above, I would like to welcome groups of parents to accompany me on a walking tour of the school on a normal school day. This will be a great opportunity for you to see the school in action and see what makes St Stephen’s so special.

These tours will start at 10am and last for about 30 minutes. There will be a maximum of 8 parents per tour and by contacting the school office on 01283 790268 you can book yourself on a tour. The tours will take place during the week beginning 19th June 2023

Early Years 2023 ‘Walking Tours’ with Mr Dowd

Monday 19th June @ 10am

Tuesday 20th June @ 10am

Thursday 22nd June @ 10am

Friday 23rd June @ 10am

Please phone the school office to book yourself on a tour -  Tel: 01283 790268

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All about Your Child - ‘Starting School Profile’

You should have received an email from us with a starting school profile attached titled - 'All about Your Child'  

Please can you complete and submit this form in advance of the parent meeting on 28th June.  This profile booklet has proven to be an invaluable help over the years to enable the teaching staff to ensure a safe, happy, secure and settled start for your child.

Early years 2023 'Welcome Pack'

Please click on the images below to open each document in a new window. 

The School Prospectus

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