Parent View

Parent View

We are always happy to receive feedback. The official views of parents are here. Below is a selection of recent comments from parents, families, friends, carers, visitors and pupils:

July 2021:

'It's lovely to hear how my child's story telling and writing has been fostered over the last school year.' (Year 1 parent)

'I would like to say a big thank you for all the hard work you have put into the lessons. Thank you for making my child what she is today. You are amazing.' (Year 1 parent)

'Thank you to the staff for all their work and support of my child in an insanely tough year.' (Year 1 parent)

'My child has loved the times tables challenges - he so wants to pass his firefly test. His confidence has grown so much this year - we are all so proud.' (Year 2 parent)

'We are delighted that our child has scored 'excellent' for effort in every area of the curriculum and will continue to encourage that mindset.' (Year 2 parent)

'My child has enjoyed working hard this year and is always enthusiastic about school.' (Year 3 parent)

'It is great to know that my child's reading is strong and this has certainly given her a confidence boost.' (Year 5 parent)

'My child has really come a long way during his time at BT - we will be sad to be leaving such a lovely school.' (Year 6 parent)

'Thanks so much for making all the effort with the Year 6 activities in difficult circumstances. It is really appreciated.' (Year 6 parent)

'It's been another strange year, but my child has enjoyed his last year @ Bishops! Thank you for your support, you've really gone the extra mile.' (Year 6 parent)

'Thank you to all of the staff at Bishop's Tachbrook for ensuring my child has finished Year 6 with a positive attitude to learning.' (Year 6 parent)

'A big thank you to Bishop's Tachbrook School, Head Teacher and teachers of Year 6. You are the sparks, the inspiration, the guide and the candle to my child. Thank you for your hard work in supporting my child to develop into a confident and capable person.' (Year 6 parent)

January 2021:

'We are so grateful, this must be a really stressful time, and we are feeling very supported. I appreciate the understanding of the challenges facing parents juggling full time jobs and home learning. We’re all just doing our best, and you’re giving us the tools and support to help with that.' (Year 1 parent)

'I think you’re all doing a wonderful job and the home learning that you’re setting for the children is brilliant.' (Reception parent)

'I think the teachers are doing a great job and think the daily catch ups give the children a sense that it is still school time and not an extended holiday with a bit of homework.' (Year 6 parent)

'We’ve just been really impressed with the work and support from the teachers. They’ve made it easier for us at home and kept our children happy and eager to learn. Really appreciate all the effort the teachers have put in to keep up with education. Thank you!' (Year 2 parent)

July 2020:

'Thank you both for all of your amazing support throughout the last 5 minths it really has been amazing.' (Year 2 parent)

'(My child)has loved going into school and that is due to the fantastic, safe and creative learning environment you have created for Year 2. I can't thank you enough for your kindness.' (Year 2 parent)

April 2020:

'I know more than anyone how difficult it is teaching at this time and the new ways of working but thank you Miss Gregory and all the staff for your hard work.' (Y1 parent)

'We all loved your video, especially the ending (so funny). Was lovely to see everyone and meet some of their pets! Thank you to everyone involved for putting a smile on our faces.' (Y4 parent)

'Many thanks Mrs Pepin for all that you and BT School are doing to try and keep some routine and learning in this lockdown period. We all loved the video from all the staff too!' (Y6 parent)

March 2020:

'Thank you so much for taking such good care of our children last week. As key-workers we are so appreciative of everything you are doing for our children and keeping them safe.' 

February 2020:

'I wanted to let you know how much (our son) enjoyed the trip to China that Mrs Brain organised for today. The whole day was beautifully planned and organised and we really appreciate the time and effort it took to give the children this experience.'

January 2020:

'We'd like to thank you and all the wonderful staff at Bishop's Tachbrook for the care and support we've received as a family throughout the years. It really is a very special school. Your support and understanding throughout their time at school has been outstanding. We will be forever grateful for this.' (Parents)

December 2019:

'I just want to thank the school for their wonderful Christmas play. I am under no illusions as to how much time and effort goes into learning songs and lines, getting costumes together, building the confidence needed and collaborating all of that with three classes, and I just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed it and could see the children enjoyed performing in the event too.'  (Parents)

'My family and I would like to offer our congratulations on the fantastic nativity performance the school staged. We know how much effort and time the teachers and staff have put into rehearsing it and we so appreciate the positive experience it has given our children. They were very proud of themselves tonight and we really enjoyed watching it.' (Parents) 

'Thank you for listening to (our son) when he spoke to you about a concern he had about another student. We are really happy that our son felt able to approach his headteacher and discuss something he was very worried about - and that the issue was taken seriously and dealt with.' (Parent of Reception child)

“We feel very lucky to have such a fantastic teaching team in Reception”  (Parents)

“(Our child) has had a great start to school life! She is very happy and seems to enjoy all that is on offer!”  (Parents)

Church School Questionnaire 2019- What do you like about the school?

'I like that the church and the school work together and it gives children the opportunity to go to church.'

'I feel everyone is valued and respected. Parents are listened to' 

'The Christian values are threaded into everything.'

'The feeling you get when you walk through the door is like a family.'

'Everyone cares for everyone else.'

'The children are encouraged to show the Christian values and are rewarded when they do.'

'The school teaches good values. Children are very happy and safe at this school. The quality of teaching is very good. The Headteacher has improved the school very much.'

'It is inclusive and has the values at the heart of what it does.'

'A very proactive school that encourages the parents to participate.'

'A school that encourages diversity and very positive learning about what is happening in the world.' 

Comments from Parents, Sept 2019: 

‘During the homework I was really surprised how much he understood the activities and what he has to do. I wondered how you managed it. Thank you so much.’   (Year 4 parent)

‘(Our child) really loves being in your class and it’s so wonderful to see and hear how engaged she is in her work. Absolutely fantastic, thank you.  (Year 4 parent)

Summer 2019-

‘Ive recently found out that I won the KS3 Sport prize and I wanted to thank you because I think it’s partly down to you for encouraging me in sports and helping me in Cross Country. Your help has made me a lot more confident.’

(Former Y4 pupil , now Y9 at Shottery School)

‘Thank you for being a wonderful teacher this year. I loved being in your class learning lots of exciting things but my favourite thing of all has been all the art lessons’  (Year 2 pupil)

’You‘ve always been a helpful and kind teacher. I’ll miss fractions.’  (Year 2 pupil)

I loved doing art and time and poetry with you and I’ll never forget being in Year 2’  (Year 2 pupil)

Thank you so much for all the wonderful inspiration you have given both our boys over the years.’   (Yr 6 parent)

We could not have asked for a better teacher to start off (our child’s) journey at BT. Thank you for the kindness, encouragement and patience (!) you have shown every single day. (Our son) LOVES school and we give you the credit’   (Parent)

‘Thank you for highlighting the national news article that included the Ecorangers story. It's so good to see all the effort the school is making to raise awareness of environmental issues, and engaging Matt Western MP too.‘  (Parent)

'Thank you for bringing the children along. We hold these events to reduce loneliness and isolation for older people. The children sang beautifully. Their manners were impeccable and they are a credit to the school.'  (Age Concern Organiser) 

'I have not left my house for over 6 months and plucked up the courage to come along today. I had such a  great time and the singing was lovely.'  (Age Concern visitor)

'I have not been around young children for many years. I loved it and they made me feel young again.'  (Age Concern visitor)

'It was an absolute joy hearing the children sing. They made my day ; my feet were tapping away!'  (Age Concern visitor)

'Even though the weather was awful, your students behaved brilliantly and the support your  staff gave us - especially the Office staff and Mrs Myers- was second to none.   (Bikeability Instructor)

'Just wanted to say- amazing, amazing!! Please pass on my congrats to Miss Wright and the choir. Awesome. From a proud parent of an amazing school!' (Parent)

Spring 2019-

'Would you please say a BIG THANK YOU to Miss Wright and the children of the school choir for their excellent performance at the Community Cafe. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their singing.' (Community Cafe visitor)

We love Bishop's Tachbrook.  I was asking (our son) what he liked about school and he said; 'I can't say......because I just like it so much!' (Y1 parent).

'Thank you both for all your work to make Y4 sing with the African Children's Choir. (Our son) has thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, from learning the songs, practicing the songs, going to the theatre during school time, performimng last night and even having a one to one chat with one of the (Ugandan) boys from the Choir. He was buzzing from it all.'

'Thank you for giving (our son) the wonderful opportunity to sing with the African Children's Choir. It was great to see our children learn about another country and its culture. On top of it all, Y4 was enjoying it and so happy participating in the event. I would like to say Thank you to the Y4 teachers.'

Autumn 2018-

We want to say a massive 'thank you' to you all for taking such good care of (our daughter). We can't thank you enough and we'll be forever grateful'. (Parents) 

'Space night was the best time I've ever had at school ever. I could see through that telescope how intricate the moon was and I found out Mars isn't really red its more like orange.' (Y5 pupil).

'Thank you to everyone who made SPACENIGHT happen. Thank you all for supporting Y5's learning in such a fun way' (Y5 parent).

"Our daughter has already been inspired to learn in Year 1. She has really developed her confidence. Thank you for understanding her and making her love coming to school so much." (Y1 parents)

Thank you for your Open Day. From the moment we were signed in by your welcoming office staff, I was already feeling a warmth from the school.  My daughter was mesmerised in the Reception classroom and outside area. The two boys who showed us around were fantastic ambassadors for the school who could not wait to share their very positive thoughts and feelings about the school as a whole; they were confident and endearing. Thank you for inviting us into assembly; it showed so much about the school and its values and the behaviour was brilliant. I am so pleased I had the opportunity to visit and I hope my daughter flourishes in the same way as the two boys who guided us round have.

Summer 2018-

"Such a fantastic school headed up by a truly remarkable Head teacher. The enthusiasm, positivity and praise you show the children encourages each and every one of them to do their best." (Y2 Parent).

 "I feel so reassured after talking to these two teachers (Reception and Y1) and want to pass on our thanks to them." (Reception Parent).

"Our son has made such amazing progress and his attitude has hugely improved and that is all down to you guys and the experiences you have given him." (Y2 parent)

"On many occasions you have all gone above and beyond. We really appreciate every phone call, meeting, shoulder to cry on and note home. We have seen how (our daughter) has come on so much- you really are wonderful teachers!" (Y2 parents)

"I know (our son) has been a challenge on occasion(!) but he is now much more enthusiastic about using clay, paint etc at home. Your work with the children is lovely to see!" (Reception parent)

"You have worked so hard and have given (our son) a fun and inspirational year. Your energy and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated" (Y2 parent)

"Thank you for all the hard work you have put into teaching (our son). We were both very proud reading his school report." (Y2 parents)

"Our son has loved Year 1" (parent)

"Thank you for all the support you have given (our daughter) throughout the year- we really appreciate it" (Y1 parents)

"Thank you for always teaching me in a fun and creative way" (Y6 pupil)

"Thank you for your understanding, respect and support for (our daughter)" (Y6 Parent)

"Thank you for the very sensitive way you have supported (our son)". (Parents of child with SEND)

"You have always put a smile on my face;thank you for being there for me." (Y6 pupil)

"Words cannot express how grateful we are for the excellent year he has had. We could not be more proud of him. His SATs results and his performance at the show sum up our boy with his new found determination and self belief." (Y6 parent)

"Thank you for being by my side from the first day in Y6 until the very last day." (Y6 pupil)

"You have given me so much confidence, I may not have shown it but I'm grateful to have had such an awesome Y6 teacher." (Y6 pupil)

"Thank you for everything you've done, I'll always be grateful. Thank you is too small a word for a world of good." (Y6 Parent).

"Thank you for giving our little one BIG dreams." (Y3 Parent).

"Thank you for all the hard work over the year and for letting us parents breathe easy." (Y3 Parent).

"Thank you for teaching, caring, nurturing, encouraging and providing a safe and happy learning environment for our children."  (Y6 parents).

"You've always been so approachable, helpful and creative and Bishop's Tachbrook is very lucky to have such an amazing school." (Y6 parent).

"Your passion, vision and determination never fails to impress me." (Y2 Parent).

"A huge thank you for all of your support with  [our son] this year. It is such a comfort to know that he is known and cared for by you (as all of the children are, I can see!) as well as by the class teachers and TA's." (Reception Parents). 

"Thank you for providing (my son) with such a caring, safe and nurturing environment." (Reception parent).

"I wanted to let you all know that your passion and energy to develop wonderfully rounded individuals is hugely appreciated. The care and attention paid to each child by you has been fantastic. The school has gone from strength to strength over the years, a real credit to you." (Y6 parents).

Spring 2018-

"My daughter and I visit your school for Table Tennis a couple of times a week and I just wanted to say what amazing artwork you have on display in the hall for all age groups. It never ceases to amaze me and is a feast for the imagination. It really is incredible, you have so many talented atists. Please pass on my thanks to all those involved."

"It was lovely talking to you on parents' evening, (our son) is indeed a very happy boy at BT School."

Autumn 2017-

"I’ve just been looking at all the great photos from today’s (Tudor) banquet and wanted to say a big thank you to everyone involved in putting on such a wonderful experience for the children, one I’m sure, they will all remember forever! The organisation and commitment involved in making it a success, I know, doesn’t just happen in working hours. So, thank you to all the teachers, support staff and volunteers for giving so much to the children. We are all very lucky and grateful." (Y2 Parent).

 "I am delighted that my grandson is at BT school and pleased this school is proud of its Christian values -displayed prominently on your website. The website is easy to navigate, and besides being helpful to parents, helps grandparents to keep in touch with what is going on too." (Reception Grandparent).

Summer 2017-

"We couldn't have wished for a better primary school for (our daughter) to attend." (Y6 Parents).

"The school gives each child every opportunity to succeed and feel good about themselves and if they don't you do something about it."

"We can honestly say that her time at school could not have been more enjoyable." (Y6 Parents).

"I know that (our daughter) cherishes each memory and will draw upon these experiences in years to come. Each year her teachers have brought out the very best in her. If anyone was to ask me I would say Bishop's Tachbrook Primary school is unique; the staff really care about each individual student."

"Our son has had a fantastic Year 6. His confidence has grown so much and we believe (along with the fantastic teachers) it's down to his Cross-Country. Watching him shine has been a delight for us as parents. It amazes us how you get to know each child so well. We really appreciate you."

"Our daughter has had so many wonderful opportunities at BT and has thoroughly enjoyed school. Since joining you in Year 2, she has flourished, and we are well aware of how much care, hard work and effort you and your staff have put in to achieve this."

"Thank you for being so patient and understanding with (our daughter) this year. It makes a huge difference to our lives having a great teacher!"

"We just wanted to thank you and the children at BT School for making our son feel so welcome. He is so happy! As I walked up the path at the side of the school there was joy bursting out through your school windows and doors! Thank you for letting us join your caring joyful community."

"(Our daughter) loves going to school every day and that is a testament to the awesomeness of all the staff."

"This year has been challenging in all sorts of respects but we greatly appreciate you and your staff's willingness to listen, help and advise as the year has progressed."

"My sincerest thanks for your leadership of the most wonderful school and Tachbrook team."

"We have been really impressed by the Year 6 team.The teaching, support and wider opportunities have allowed (our son) to progress academically to a standard we are very proud of and personally they have recognised and supported his needs in a professional,empathetic and nurturing way. He couldn't have been better prepared for the next stage."

"Thank you for all your hard work and commitment. (Our daughter's) time at Bishop's Tachbrook could not have been more enjoyable. We have watched her grow and develop into such a confident and competent young person over the last 7 years. We know and appreciate what an important role the school has played in this and we are very grateful to you and all your staff."

"Thank you for everything you have taught (our daughter) she has gained so much in self confidence and belief and this is down to Bishop's Tachbrook School."

"You have been so thoughtful and responsive to (our son's) needs. The progress he has made is fantastic and has set him up in a great position to start Myton. We can't thank you enough."

Summer 2017- Some of our pupils wrote to us to say:

"Thank you for being an amazing teacher throughout this year, you made the lessons fun."

"I'd like to start off with a massive thank you for teaching me. You have definitely been one of the kindest teachers I know of. Your smile is one of the nicest I know."

"I'm going to miss you next year! I hope you carry on teaching and that you make every Y6 class as enjoyable as it was for me."

"Thank you for letting me enjoy my education. You have always given me a chance which gets the best out of pupils."

"The world needs more teachers just like you to make every child's day awesome!"

"Every day has been great fun and I'm going to miss you a lot next year!"

Summer 2016 - One of our Y6 pupils wrote to say:

"Thank you to the school and staff for making my childhood better than I could've ever imagined."

Parents and carers say:

"We are lucky to be on the doorstep of a great school where the Head knows each child by name and what their strengths are."

"Bursting with pride, when we get home he pulls out his Stage 7 reading book (with a huge smile on his face). Thank you for helping our star shine!"

"The school really is my safety blanket and I appreciate your commitment and hard work."

"Thank you so much for being a HUGE part of our lives! You are all amazing and we will miss you!"

"My grand daughter leaves this summer but she will move on having had such a good grounding in her education. Thank you to all for your high standards."

"I love the small friendly feel of Bishop's Tachbrook. It sets the perfect learning environment for our son."

 "Caring ethos, valuing individuals."

 "I feel the teachers are very approachable and helpful. They always have ideas we can work on."

"Thank you for being a fantastic supportive Head Teacher. [Our children] have thrived at Bishop's Tachbrook."

"Our son has once again had a fantastic year; you have valued his abilities and strengths, he has relished your firm but fair approach, you have modelled kindness and your teaching techniques have enhanced his education and your patience has been recognised. Thank you, our son has attended day after day happily."  [Year 1 parents]

"Our daughter's teacher is remarkable and an outstanding asset to the school; her regular feedback to all parents gives an honest appraisal with a personal touch." [Reception parents]

"Thank you for all your support this year!"   [ Y4 parent]

"I've noticed a positive change in her attitude and behaviour at home. Many months have passed and I am still very happy. Thanks for all your help and support. One happy mummy"      [Y4 parent]

"Thank you so much, (our child) has blossomed so much this year and it is so much down to your hard work. There are some teachers that inspire in this life and you both certainly do. Thank you for being a listening ear to me and for nurturing our girl."  [Y2 parent]

"Many thanks for all your outstanding work with our three children over all these years. It's made a real difference." [Y6 parents]

"Thank you. (Our son) has had a fantastic year.....his enthusiasm towards reading is amazing and he even does his homework without being asked- a day we never thought would come!  We know that your calm, kind and fair manner has really improved his confidence."  [Y3 parent]

"A huge thank you for helping my daughter fulfil her potential. She has thoroughly enjoyed her year with you. Thank you so much."   [Y6 parent]

Read what Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP (the minister for education) said about us in 2017 and also in 2016 here.

You can also read what our former MP Chris White had to say.

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