Headteacher Welcome

A warm welcome to St Stephen's Church of England Primary School website.

 

I have been the Headteacher of St Stephen's for over 15 years now. In recent times my role has changed slightly as we opened as a Multi Academy Trust in June 2017 and I am very proud to be the Executive Headteacher.

 

I hope that as you explore the website you will find the information that you need and you will get a flavour of our school. We are very proud of our children, their achievements and the progress that they make. If you would like to visit school or have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Hoping you find our website informative and helpful.

Mr Wayne Downing

Executive Headteacher ​

On behalf of the pupils, staff and Governors, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our school. We hope that you and your child enjoy your time with us here at St Stephen’s CE Primary.

St Stephen’s prides itself with providing pupils with a better start for a finer finish. Our values and school ethos promote this and we are committed to ensuring high standards of education and wellbeing to achieve this.

St Stephen’s CE Primary offers a broad, balanced curriculum where children are inspired to love learning by their dedicated, skillful team of staff. We want all children to achieve the highest possible standards in all areas of school life and this is accomplished by providing pupils with a safe, happy environment where they can flourish.

The link between home and school is key to your child’s success and we encourage parents to take an active role in their child’s learning. At St Stephen’s, we operate an open door policy so parents are always welcome to discuss their child’s learning with us.

We hope that you find our website useful and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Mrs Horton
Head of School

Mission Statement

'A better start for a finer finish'

St Stephen’s will provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which meets statutory requirements, upholds equality of opportunity, develops spiritual and moral values, and meets the needs of individual pupils.

Aims of the School

At St Stephen’s we aim:

 

1) To create an effective and stimulating learning environment, where everyone’s contribution is valued regardless of gender, race or ability and pupils can develop a sense of pride in both themselves and the school

 

2) To encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own actions by promoting self-discipline which enables them to recognise the importance of their role in school life and society

 

3) To enable each child to achieve their full potential through a broad and balanced curriculum, which motivates and stimulates them and allows pupils to become effective and independent learners

 

4) To foster links with the community by welcoming parents and other agencies to take an active part in school life and by the school contributing positively to the life of the community

 

5) To manage the school in a manner which maximises the children’s opportunities for learning

 

6) To enable all staff to maintain and develop their professional expertise.

Meet the Team

Leadership

Mr Wayne Downing

CEO of St Stephen’s CE MAT

Executive Headteacher

Local Leader of Education

Pupil Premium Reviewer

 Assessment and Data Tracking Lead across the MAT

Teaching and Learning Lead across the MAT

Child Protection and Safeguarding Lead across the MAT

Mrs Horton

Head of School

Assessment and Data Tracking Lead

Teaching and Learning Lead

Parent Partnership Lead

Child Protection and Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Antonic

Assistant Headteacher

Year 6 intervention teacher

Reading Lead

Ruth Miskin Lead

Deputy Child Protection and Safeguarding

Educational Visits Co-ordinator

NQT Mentor

Class Teachers

Mr Pearce

Year 6 Teacher

KS2 Leader

Numeracy Lead

NQT Mentor

Mrs Amos

Year 5 Teacher

Miss Fannell

Year 4 Teacher

NQT

Mr Vaughan

Year 3 Teacher

Strategic Computing across the MAT

Deputy EVC

MFL Lead

Miss Caddick

Year 2 Teacher​

Music Lead

Mr Woolatt

Year 1 Teacher

Science Lead

Religious Education Lead

Miss Birch

Reception Teacher

PHSE Lead

Early Years Lead

Mrs Lammas

Nursery Teacher

Children’s University Lead

School Council Lead

Intervention Teachers

Mrs Ratcliffe

SEND Lead

EAL Lead

Collective Worship

Miss Taggart

Year 2 intervention teacher

KS1 Lead

Writing Lead

Design & Technology Lead

Art & Design Lead

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Barnett

Miss Cashmore

Mrs Clarkson

Miss Perry

Miss Graham

Mrs Butler

Miss Patel

Mr Turner

Mrs Booth

Mrs Wain

Year 6

Year 5

Year 4

Year 3

Year 2

Year 1

Reception

Reception

Nursery

Nursery (Part Time)

Lunchtime Supervisors

Miss Barnes

Miss Edwards

Mrs Carlini

Miss Davies

Mrs Davies

Mrs Hooks

Mrs Fisher

Miss Moore

Lunchtime Supervisor

Lunchtime Supervisor

Lunchtime Supervisor

Lunchtime Supervisor

Lunchtime Supervisor

Lunchtime Supervisor

Lunchtime Supervisor

Lunchtime Supervisor

Office

Mrs Banks

Mrs Bellingham 

Mrs Wollaston  

Trust Business Manager

Office Manager

Admin Assistant (Part Time)

Site

Mrs Tandy

Miss Davis

Mr Macintosh   

Site Manager

Cleaner

Cleaner

Governance Structure

Members
Trustees
Local Governing Body
No Longer Governing

All of the Governors listed above have voting rights.

You can read about the separation of responsibilities between members, trustees and the local governing body on our MAT site. 

Link Governors

Safeguarding

Mrs J. Whitehouse

 

Leadership and Management

Mr M. Smith, Mr D. Vaughan, Mr A. Khalifa, Mrs H. Sharma

 

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Mr M. Smith, Mr D. Vaughan, Mr A. Khalifa, Mrs H. Sharma

 

Outcomes for Children

Mr M. Smith, Mr D. Vaughan, Mr A. Khalifa

Health & Safety Working Group

Sarah Horton, Debbie Tandy, Abdalla Khalifa, Emma Clarson

Early Years

Mr M. Smith, Mr A. Khalifa, Mrs H. Sharma, Mr D. Vaughan

 

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Fr. Roger Gilbert, Ms J. Vasiliauskiene, Mrs A. Hadley, Mr J. Withers, Mrs J. Duffy

 

Special Educational Needs

Fr. Roger Gilbert, Ms J. Vasiliauskiene, Mrs A. Hadley, Mr J. Withers, Mrs J. Duffy

EAL, Pupil Premium, LAC and Sport Premium

Fr. Roger Gilbert, Ms J. Vasiliauskiene, Mrs A. Hadley, Mr J. Withers, Mrs J. Duffy

Local Governor Attendance 2020/21
Local Governor Attendance 2019/20
Local Governor Attendance 2018/19
Local Governor Attendance 2017/18

Prospectus

PE & Sport Premium

At St Stephen’s our vision is for all of our children to know:

The effect a healthy lifestyle has on their bodies and how it impacts on their participation in sport. All children have a good understanding of physical literacy.

Sport is an important part of school life at St Stephen’s. It helps to raise children’s self esteem, develop a sense of worth and raise the importance of being part of a team. The discipline demanded of the children in sport impacts on the good behaviour that is evident within the classroom and throughout school.

 

Since the introduction of the Sport Premium Funding and the effective use of quality sports coaches we have achieved considerable success with our sports teams. Teams having success include football, both outdoor and indoor, Tag rugby, tri golf, KS1 multi skills, indoor and outdoor athletics and netball. We have also had teams who have represented our school at cricket and rounders. Although they have not won their leagues this has enabled the children who have never represented our school before the opportunity to do so.

In the 2015/2016 school year we enjoyed considerable success with both our tri-golf and our netball teams. The tri-golf team are both Wolverhampton and Black Country Champions. Whilst the netball team have also enjoyed success both at Wolverhampton City level and represented Wolverhampton at the Black Country Games.

Sporting achievement is celebrated at the end of each year where awards for sports boy and sports girl are awarded in each year group.

 

In 2015 we were awarded the Sainsbury’s GOLD Sports Mark, an award that is hard earned and only awarded to the top 10% of schools in the country. This is a reward for the hard work and commitment to sport which is part of school life at St Stephen’s.

 

Sport Premium Funding is money that the Government has provided to schools to improve the quality of Sport and PE in schools. The funding in no way covers the cost of our additional sports provision at school but Governors rightly see the importance of sport in our school and subsidise the funding from school budget.

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is extra funding from Government intended for disadvantaged children of all abilities and is designed to boost their attainment and close the gap between them and their peers.

 

At St Stephen's Church of England Primary School, we review the use of the pupil premium grant based on a pupil's current needs. As well as this, the strategy is formally reviewed each September.

 

To learn how we spend this funding and the impact it has, please download the reports below.

School Performance

You can view our most recently published assessment results and how they compare to other schools using the Department for Education's web site below.

Alternatively you can download performance graphs below.

2020

Due to the current circumstances with COVID19, data for 2020 is unavailable

2019

Attainment at Key Stage 1 Compared with National 2019

Attainment at Key Stage 2 Compared with National 2019

Early Years - Good Level of Development 2019

Phonic Screen Compared with National 2019

Progress Scores at Key Stage 2 2019

Scale Scores at Key Stage 2 Compared with National 2019

2018

Early Years - Good Level of Development 2018

Phonics Screen Compared with National 2018

Attainment at Key Stage 1 Compared with National 2018

Attainment at Key Stage 2 Compared with National 2018

Scale Scores at Key Stage 2 Compared with National 2018

Progress Scores at Key Stage 2 2018

2017

Attainment at Key Stage 1 Compared with National 2017

Attainment at Key Stage 2 Compared with National 2017

Early Years - Good Level of Development 2017

Phonic Screen Compared with National 2017

2016

2016 Scale Scores at Key Stage 2 Compared with National

Early Years - Good Level of Development 2016

Attainment at Key Stage 1 Compared with National 2016

Attainment at Key Stage 2 Compared with National 2016

Phonic Screen Compared with National 2016

Writing Attainment at Key Stage 2 Compared with National 2016

2015

Early Years - Good Level of Development 2015

Mathematics Attainment at Key Stage 1 compared with National 2015

Mathematics Attainment at Key Stage 2 compared with National 2015

Mathematics progress compared with National 2015

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Attainment at Key Stage 2 compared with National 2015

Phonic Screen compared with National 2015

Reading Attainment at Key Stage 1 Compared with National 2015

Reading Attainment at Key Stage 2 compared with National 2015

Reading Progress compared with National 2015

Reading, Writing and Mathematics combined at Key Stage 2

Writing Attainment at Key Stage 1 compared with National 2015

Writing Attainment at Key Stage 2 compared with National 2015

Writing Progress compared with National 2015

Special Educational Needs & Disability

At St Stephen’s Church of England Primary School we believe all of our children can achieve their full potential. They all have special skills and talents and we will work together to help them flourish. However some children may require further additional support to achieve their full potential and that is where our skilled Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Lead will help. She will devise programmes of work, offer advice and guidance to the teachers as well as working with the children.

SENCO: Mrs A Ratcliffe

SEND Information Report

The SEND Information Report is a report detailing the following:

 

  • Assessment, Targets & Review

  • Curriculum Access

  • Transition & Access

  • Grouping and Pastoral Care

Our Policies

Our school policies can be accessed by clicking on a policy name from the list below.

Multi-Academy Trust Policies

St Stephen's C of E Primary is part of the St Stephen's Church of England Multi Academy Trust. Its policies can be viewed by clicking the link below.

School Admissions

The Nursery at St Stephen's Church of England Primary School caters for children aged three and four. Our Nursery is a popular choice for our community, therefore we encourage parents to add children to the waiting list, so that as soon as a place becomes available, arrangements can be made for admission. For more information, please call the school office on 01902 558840.


For pupils in Reception to Year 6, we follow the City of Wolverhampton Council admissions process. More information can be found on their website: