2021: Inclusion Quality Mark – Centre of Excellence

We are delighted to announce that Stebon School has been awarded IQM Centre of Excellence Status. We are one of only 200 schools nationally recognised as a Centre of Excellence.
IQM provides nationally recognised validation of inclusive practice and commitment to educational inclusion in schools.


2019: The LETTA Trust -Investors in People GOLD award

The LETTA Trust, made up of Bygrove and Stebon Primary Schools, has been awarded Gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people.

The Trust was established in July 2017 with a social equality and justice mission.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People and Matthew Filbee, IIP Assessor said:

“We’d like to congratulate The LETTA Trust. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer and an organisation committed to achieving success by realising the potential of their people. The LETTA Trust should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People

Jo Franklin, CEO of The LETTA Trust said, 

People are the bedrock of great schools. This accreditation recognises the amazing work that all staff do everyday to support one another across the Trust for the benefit of the children. We are delighted.”

Jo Franklin, CEO of The Letta Trust

“The LETTA Trust values of Aspiration, Innovation, Equality, and Generosity are integrated into people processes such as recruitment and selection. Belief in the authenticity of the values was very high. “There was widespread appreciation for the guiding principle and philosophy of Ubuntu. It is rare to visit an organisation where the values and ethos are so consistently and authentically lived. “The LETTA Trust” he said “has to be acknowledged as a key art of the wider success story of education in Tower Hamlets over the last 20 years.” Summing up Matthew Filbee added: “This is a highly collaboration environment; a very rich & uplifting place to visit. The immense commitment to the learning & development of great teachers who go on to be great leaders was displayed by everyone.”

Matthew Filbee, IIP assessor

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Working with clients across the globe, Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

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2020-21 & 2021-22: The Mayor of London’s Schools for Success

In inviting Stebon to be a ‘School for Success’, the Mayor of London wrote: “Congratulations Stebon Primary School. DfE data shows your school has made fantastic progress with students that started behind their peers …

“Schools for Success … gives exceptional schools like yours the chance t share their story. I want others to learn how you have helped your low-achieving students to make progress in the top 6% of London schools. It is clear you are doing something right to ensure all your students have a bright future.”

He went on to say we were, “a shining example to others of what can be achieved”.