Head Teacher awarded OBE
It was with huge pride and congratulations that we returned to school to learn that our headteacher, Neena Lall, had been, quite rightly, recognised in the Queen's New Year Honour's List 2020, for her services to education.
Neena has worked at a number of schools during her career but has dedicated most of this to St. Stephen's. She has worked at our school for 20 years, leading as headteacher since September 2011, ensuring that all pupils achieve their potential.
For the last 3 years, St. Stephen's has proudly sat in the top 10 primary schools in the country out of almost 33,000 and this is, without doubt, down to the strong school ethos that Neena promotes and provides.
Neena aims for a real love of learning where the children always come first. She wants children to be excited about coming to school, engage in their learning and be able to articulate their views in a bright, respectful and harmonious way. She believes wholeheartedly that a child's education should be inspirational, challenging and nurturing.
We had a special assembly, with songs, speeches and staff memories, to congratulate Neena's incredible news! Neena’s Mum even surprised her by attending. When asked, Neena said she felt very privileged, but in our opinion the pupils, community and staff are the privileged ones, who come to St. Stephen's and work with Neena everyday.
Click here to read the letter Ms Neena Lall received about being awarded an OBE.