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What's on for Parents and Families at Stepney Park

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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: Every Thursday at 9.15

The aim of this is to develop relationships in the community, support people learning English, explore the local area and keep fit.

By popular demand, the Pastoral Care Team have organised a Walk and Talk Group for parents.  This will run every Thursday at 9.15 (meet up outside Smithy Street gate).  The group will be led by Shipa.


                          At Victoria Park                                                      At Tower Bridge

Parents Coffee Mornings: Every Monday at 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.

Meet at the Smithy Street entrance from 9:10am

Ladies Exercise Class at Stepney Park School: Every Wednesday at 9:15am

Every Wednesday 9:15am-10:00am

We are very excited to be able to offer a free exercise class for mums and female carers.  

This class will be led by Ameneh.  Ameneh is our school yoga teacher.

  • Meet at the Smithy Street side gate from 9:10am

Toddler Group: Coming Soon!

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. 



ESOL: Coming soon!

Develop your English language and ICT or Maths skills in regular sessions.

ESOL classes are starting in November!

Maths, English & ESOL

ESOL with Maths 1-3pm every Monday from November 6th.

Assessments are on Monday 9th and Monday 16th at 1pm.


ESOL with ICT will run 9-11:30 every Thursday from November 9th

Assessments are on Monday 9th and Thursday 12th and 19th October.

You must have an assessment before you join.  To sign up for an assessment email the school or speak to Shipa, Shapna or Khaleda.  Provide your name, course you would like to do, child's name and class. 

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 Parent Workshops

We run a range of 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

  • How to support learning and our curriculum

  • How to keep your child healthy and safe

All workshops aim to empower parents to better support the learning and well-being of their children.

Current Workshops
Year Group
Well-being Workshops for Parents All year groups Tues 19th Sep 
Tues 17th Oct
Tues 7th Nov
Tues 12th Dec
Energy Saving Workshop All year groups Tues 5th Dec 10-11am
Reception Maths at Home Reception  Mon 11th Dec 9am

Further workshops will be added across the year.

Past workshops this year 
Past workshops
Various Meet-the-Teacher
Year 2 Reading at Home - using chrome books
Year 1 parents : Using chromebooks with children
Reception: Reading at home and phonics
Accelerated Reading Workshop for Year 3 parents
Reception parents: Using Ipads and learning at home.
Y1: Supporting Reading at Home and Phonics 
Cooking at home workshop
SaLT parent coffee meetings (AM/PM) for Forest and Meadow class
Nursery Reading at Home