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What's on for Parents and Families at Stepney Park

News Item - École St. Angela Merici

At Stepney Park we work with our parents because we know that this is the best way to achieve excellent outcomes for our children.

Parental engagement is supported by our fabulous Pastoral Care Team (PCT).

                     Khaleda                                   Shipa                                   Tom                                 Shapna


The PCT supports families and children.  They help find solutions to financial issues and support parenting, attendance, health and well-being. The PCT runs a variety of workshops and programmes for parents on supporting children's learning and parenting.  They also support with admissions. The PCT are available for Bengali translation.   They are welcome to suggestions and ideas for what you want us to provide.

Our dedicated Pastoral Care team have a wealth of experience and training and liaise with parents and offer support. The support may include:

●  Referral to parenting classes

●  Signposting to housing/benefit support

●  Signposting to a range of borough service   

Wider Support for Families

Family Support Worker - Shabana

 - Support with parenting needs and sign-post to community services.

Attendance Welfare Officer

 - Our AWO meets with the Wellbeing Lead regularly to investigate incidence of attendance and to support families who struggle to get their children to school for any reason. 


- We have a school based counsellor who supports pupils with specific issues, especially in regards to supporting mental health. There is an element of parental support with this and there may be individual or family sessions provided.

School Support

We have monthly Vulnerable Children meetings to discuss children and families.  Information from Vulnerable Children meetings is used by the PCT so that necessary areas for support can be identified.

This support might include:

- inviting individuals to workshops

- offering counselling services

- referrals to the school nurse

- inviting specialists in a specific social area to support the family or families via coffee mornings or through the Family Support Worker

We welcome families to approach the school to ask for support and we will deal with all families professionally, discreetly and warmly.

Below are the opportunities we offer at school

Walk n Talk Group

By popular demand, the Pastoral Care Team have organised a Walk and Talk Group for parents.  The aim of this is to develop relationships in the community, support people learning English, explore the local area and keep fit. This will run every Thursday at 9.15 (meet up outside Smithy Street gate).  The group will be led by Shipa.


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We are pleased to welcome you back to ESOL classes run by the IDEA store!

We have two classes for parents and carers.

The first of these is an ESOL class, offering English teaching for speakers of other languages.

The second is an ICT and ESOL class - providing basic computing skills alongside English teaching.

The details are below: 


Day: Tuesday

Times: 9.30-11.30am   

VenueStepney Park Primary school

Tutor: Saad Benaissa


Day: Thursday

Times: 9.30-11.30am   

VenueStepney Park Primary school

Tutor: Rahnuma Noor

Parents Coffee Mornings: Every Monday, 9:15am - 10:30

Meet other parents, find out about events and support from Tower Hamlets and the school and share ideas with the PCT.

We will also have support for accessing Parent Pay during this session.

Enter via Smith Street entrance from 9:10am

Toddler Group: Every Thursday, 2pm - 3:20

For families with children under 3.  Come along and play with your child using great resources and get ideas for play and songs from our team.  Meet other families and encourage your child to play with other young children.

Enter via Smithy Street entrance from 1:55pm


Parent Reading Morning

Every Wednesday, 8:30am - 9am

For Y1 and 2 families - Parents and children arrive early for a calm and engaging reading morning - share great books with your child and listen to stories too.  Bring your brothers and sisters too!


Enter via Redman Road entrance from 8:25. 

Parent Workshops

We run a range of Parental workshops to help equip our parents so that they are able to support their children. These workshops cover a large range of topics and are responsive to the needs of our community. eg

  • Supporting your child online

  • Developing communication through play

All workshops aim to empower parents to better support the learning and wellbeing of their children.

Current Workshops

We are planning a workshop for EYFS parents to explore Tapestry - the home-school recording and communication system.  Dates to be shared soon.

Further workshops about our Curriculum will be added across the year.

Speak Easy Workshops





Made of Money workshops

We are pleased to announce that the year 5 classes will be taking part in the exciting Abacus workshops  aimed at helping children learn about financial literacy. We would also like to invite you to join the QSA  Made of Money workshops for parents to engage with ideas on money management. 

What is Abacus? 

Abacus is a Lloyd’s Community Programme (LCP) delivered by two organisations working in partnership,  Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership (THEBP) and Quaker Social Action (QSA). 

What will my child be doing? 

The pupil workshops consist of 3 X 1-hour sessions in the classroom. In each session your child will take part in a range of fun and informative activities about money management, insurance and how to save and spend responsibly. There is also the opportunity for your children to interact with business professionals from Lloyds via a video call as they answer questions and give advice on the specific topic. 

The workshops will take place in the PCT room (North) at Stepney Park Primary school on the following dates.

You can also support your child at home with the QSA family learning pack which families can complete together. They also provide a range of fun tips and activities on their website - for you to do together as a family. These are a great way for you to help your child understand more about managing their money which will be vital in their future. 

Yours faithfully, Nicola Chadwick, Tower Hamlets EBP







Past workshops

Online Safety

All families are invited to a workshop on Online Safety in the South building on

Monday 28th March, from 9:00-9:30am

You will find out about some of the potential risks with online communication and how to support your children to play online safely.

The session will be led by our Computing Lead - Julianne.










Reception Phonics Workshops 

Reception parents are invited to attend a phonics workshop in the middle hall of the South building on

Tuesday 1st March, from 9.00-9.30 am. 

You will learn:                                                                                                          

  • How we teach phonics and reading in reception.

  • How to support your child with their reading at home.

The session will be led by our Early Reading Lead - Natalie.                                          
















Year 1 Reading Workshop