We have been delighted to have so many positive comments regarding our provision through lockdown. Here are a few of them…
“You have an amazing team, planning fantastic activities for the pupils with supportive and motivating feedback and go way over and above in all that they do. The genuine care and support that they give to our children is truly outstanding and very much appreciated.”
“The online learning is challenging keeping both our children engaged however having the daily check ins really helps them to be uplifted and focused. TEACHER is always bubbly and joyful and works hard to keep the children engaged without them feeling overwhelmed. Fantastic ideas such as naming days - thoughtful Thursday etc.”
“I just wanted to say how impressed we are with the online learning that TEACHER has been providing. The flexibility to offer more frequent sessions in a day has really helped CHILD participate more in online lessons. We have also been really grateful for the quick feedback or ability to answer any queries easily. They have a lovely way with all the children and shows such interest in everything they show and tell before the lessons starts.”
“I want to extend my thanks to TEACHER and team for all their hard work. I was so impressed with the clever attention to detail with regards to pupil wellbeing. The film of the pupils was so lovely, It brought a quiet tear to the eye! It’s so vitally important to underpin new approaches to the curriculum with a clear vision and a strong school and community based ethic, really well done.”
“I have thanked TEACHER but I wanted to let you know how fantastic they are and the nursery team have been with the home schooling. I had a bit of a meltdown, due to overwhelm and inadequacy last week and TEACHER has supported me and helped me to realise that together we can do this and I’m feeling a lot happier. They are doing way over and above I feel and am so grateful to her and wanted you to know. The effort they have put in is phenomenal.”
“You’re doing a fantastic job ,and so are all Bishopston staff. Thank you ALL”
“Thank you all so, so much. We are sincerely grateful for everyone’s efforts here.”
“I want to thank everyone in the school, think you are doing a fab job”
“Our experience of joining the school has been excellent. It has an entirely different feel than the previous school which my children had attended since nursery. he Covid restrictions have made for a difficult backdrop but we’ve still had an amazing welcome. I knew from the first time I made contact that coming to your school was the right thing for my children. I found you and the other staff really approachable and welcoming, and it was great that you took the time to show me around and introduce me to the class teachers before my children joined. This meant I was able to talk to them about the teaching and learning environment and they wanted to come and see for themselves.
The backdrop to starting at the school was also difficult. My son was in isolation so could not join as scheduled, so my daughter started first. She was immediately approached and welcomed by the children in the playground when we arrived on the first morning. My son’s class class teacher made contact via Seesaw and some of the children made videos to welcome him. His teacher also asked if he wanted words in the school play which she then provided for him to learn before he started. On the first day, he was welcomed by his teacher and some of the children in the playground. He’s fairly shy but came home every day (he was only in for 4 days before the early Christmas break) with lots to tell about new friendships. Every effort was made to welcome them both to the school and this resulted in a fantastic experience for them both.
During the latest lockdown, I’ve been really impressed with how the teachers have managed home learning and delivered a mix of contact and learning which is reasonable in volume and complexity. The class teachers are incredibly accessible and friendly, I have no concerns about giving feedback or asking questions. They demonstrate a real warmth towards both children and parents.”