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SEN Manager - Mrs. Karen Stephenson

Mrs Stephenson - SEND Manager

Mrs Stephenson - SEND Manager 1

Hi, I’m Mrs Stephenson and I am currently working in year 3 and Year 4. I have been extremely privileged to work at WBJS for the past 28 years. My role as the SEN manager involves the day to day organising, managing and working with a team of wonderful TAs, to ensure the needs of children, with SEN, are being met.

 

Hobbies

 

Walking – When I say walking, I actually mean a gentle stroll through the pretty woodland behind my house, preferably on a sunny day and followed by coffee and cake at the little café at the end of the lane.

Baking – Just in case you didn’t know, I won the staff Bake Off! So, obviously, I always wear my special ‘Star Baker’ apron. It always helps me produce exquisite cakes - which I then eat.

Dancing – The waltz and the Cha Cha Cha are my all-time favourite dances. I enjoyed going dancing for many years. However, these days I can only dream of dancing, preferably, with the wonderful Anton du Beke, in a full length turquoise, tulle, dress, embellished with Swarovski crystals (that’s me, not Anton). Sorry, I’m getting slightly carried away. Though, he is a very talented dancer, and hilariously funny and…Sorry

Caving – Just kidding!

Favourite Books

Paddington – Simply because it evokes so many memories of my childhood. My very first teacher read it to us every day. During story time, we were allowed to sit on huge comfy cushions and wrap ourselves in little blankets that she had crocheted, in all the colours of the rainbow. She had the unique ability to bring the book to life…I’ll never forget Mrs Parker.

Romeo and Juliette – As part of my English Literature O Levels, I had to study Romeo and Juliette. Little did I know the impact this book would have on me. Yet again, an amazing teacher whose love of literature was so infectious, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the language of Shakespeare. However, being only 16, I was completely devastated with the tragic ending and, over the summer holidays, re-wrote the final chapter. I often wonder what Shakespeare would have thought!

Favourite Number

This is not something I’ve given much thought to - until now.

Usually, I would pick number 27 (probably because it’s the date of my birthday). If it’s a single digit number I would opt for 3 or 7. Though, I’m not sure why these numbers spring to mind as I can’t think of any significance to birthdays, house numbers etc. Also, for some reason, I quite like the number 14; there is something friendly about it.

I just can’t decide!

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