Meet the Headteacher

- Stpeh Crump

  • BSc Psychology (2:1), Goldsmiths University  2010
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of
  • East London 2012
  • Teacher from 2012 - 2016
  • Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion 2016 - 2018
  • Deputy Headteacher 2018 - 2021
  • NASENCO - 2018
  • Head of School - 2022

As an experienced and dedicated teacher, I have taught in a variety of schools across London and Essex. In a number of these schools I have held senior leadership positions, leading on Inclusion, safeguarding and curriculum development.

I would like to think that in all the schools I have worked at I have made a marked impact on the children whom I taught, and have made a significant contribution to improving the quality of education for the children at these schools.



What does leading a primary school mean to you?

I feel immensely proud to be Head of school at Leigh Beck Juniors. As educators we are in a very privileged position to care, guide and support our children to ensure they are ready for the next stage in their education.

I am extremely passionate about ensuring that all children receive a quality education as this is what every child deserves. This means giving them the best opportunities to gain a better understanding of the world around them, at a local, national and global scale. If our children leave Leigh Beck happy, with a breadth of knowledge, and aspirations to succeed then I know that the staff at Leigh Beck Juniors and myself) have been successful in our role as educators.

What is the one thing about your Primary School you wish more people could see or experience?

We are extremely lucky to have such amazing children at Leigh Beck, and it is wonderful to see the excitement on their faces in lessons, when they are developing new skills and learning new facts, through the delivery of our highly ambitious curriculum. It would be great if more people were able to witness these moments.

In addition, I wish people could walk around the school and see how the Leigh Beck 5 ways are instilled in the children through the camaraderie shown to each other each and everyday.


What are you the most proud of achieving in your tenure as Headteacher of Leigh Beck Junior School?

I am very proud of all the children and staff at Leigh Beck Juniors for the resilience they continued to show on the school's journey to improve. I was lucky to have played a part in the schools development, which was recognised as a GOOD school by the most recent OFSTED inspection in January 2022.

I would be lying if I didn’t say that one of my proudest moments was being trusted with the role of Head of School at Leigh Beck Juniors. It is such an enormous privilege and I pride myself in ensuring that every child feels happy and safe coming through our school gates day in and day out.