Parents & Carers

Parent's Voice and Feedback

In this section, we will periodically be asking your views on different aspects of the school.

We do love to hear positive feedback as well as your thoughts and suggestions of ways we can continue to make Greatwood a fantastic place to learn.

Thank you for your help.

EYFS Art Exhibition October 2021

Our Early Years children and staff presented the first ever Greatwood art exhibition where the children showcased their personal portraits. We had over 100 visitors to the exhibition who were all shown around by our Early Years children. The feedback says it all really!

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  • I thought that it was excellent! I really appreciate how the school look to involve parents in their children's learning. -Vicky Noble
  • Absolutely amazing, we loved every minute. School looks amazing and it feels good to visit again. -Samantha Busfield
  • It has been a lovely morning sharing in the children's successes. A beautifully set up and wonderful exhibition. -Amy Brennand
  • I really loved it. Good to see their drawings and paintings. They are all little artists! -Dominik's mum
  • So special to be able to come into school and see what amazing things the children are doing. Thank You! -Fiona Cox
  • Absolutely beautifully presented-so WONDERFUL to see the children's work- Benny's mum
  • It is fantastic to be back in school. What a beautiful display of art work. -Alison Campbell
  • It was wonderful to see the girls at school and see the lovely pictures. Looking forward to the next one. -Ilona Lazinska
  • Wonderful! Such a pleasure to see the children's work. Thank you! Deborah Edeson
  • It was lovely to see all the pictures and even better that Martha could show me around! -Sally Reed
  • Amazing-what great paintings and a wonderful opportunity. -Laura Ward
  • Absolutely brilliant, really well presented, fun, lovely and a warming feel. Just lovely, thank you! -Stacey Hartley
  • Such a lovely way to display the children's work, and getting them involved as well. Good for the children to share their hard work. -Kate Longthorn
  • It was lovely having Aoife show me around, she has done brilliantly on her portraits! I really enjoyed getting a little bit of normality back. -Mrs Ireland
  • Very creative and exciting. Lovely to see all the kids having fun showing their parents their art. -Lory Jackson
  • Very nice to be able to come and see some of the children's work and listen to them explain how they did it. Thank you! -Jason Jones
  • I think this is amazing, I am so proud. Shannon Roberts
  • Excellent exhibition, great to see all of the work together with my girls- Mrs Smolarsk
  • What a lovely idea to allow parents to share artwork with their children. Anna & Francesca's Grandpa
  • Fantastic, lovely to be a part of Betsy's school things and to see her face light up when she saw me- Katrina Blenkhorn
  • Such a nice experience, feeling closer to my child. Harvey's mum
  • Fantastic, Erza was excited to show me her work and I loved seeing it all. -Erza's mum
  • My son enjoyed showing me his work. -Gayle Stoney
  • Very impressed with all the kids work. -Lauren Parkinson
  • A lovely idea to see children's artwork. It was very exciting for the kids -Kayleigh
  • Absolutely wonderful! The portraits are so good! What a great idea. Thank you!- Stacey and Shane Reffin

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Parent Feedback Lockdown 2020/2021

During the school closure we received an unprecedented amount of positive feedback from our parents:

  • We really do not know what we would have done without all the support from school. You have been incredible. Mr Parks
  • We've just done our workout and can't wait to start on today's work! Claire Boocock - Lily
  • Ava is very much enjoying learning her timetables, and is singing them so much her little sister Isla has learnt them aswell. Ava has been enjoying listening and reading lots of different books and is using great expression when reading a loud. She has practiced her spellings independently and had achieved 10/10 today! We are very proud of her learning and efforts. We have been doing lots of creative activities this week, including drawing lots of castles! Kayleigh Nicholson - Ava
  • I really miss going to school and seeing you and my friends. I work hard with maths and English but I also play outside with my parents and sister. Emilia, Y2
  • Today we have been for walk in Skipton woods. We listened for the different sounds of the wildlife and Stanley spotted a chaffinch! We also saw Mrs Guy! Stanley then designed his Easter egg - frog!! We are going to print off our pictures from our walk and then write a story about it. Cathy Greenwood - Stanley and Elsie
  • “Thank you so much for all you are doing for all of the children.” Amanda Throupe – Cora Ellison 
  • “Thank you for all you are doing. The boys miss you all.” 
  • “The boys have been busy going on the garden hunt, building a house for Goldilocks and making porridge from glitter sand. They loved reading the story while playing with the puppets.”  Cheryl Hailwood – Blake and Kaiden 
  • “Harry has had fun learning all about goldilocks and the 3 bears.”  Hannah Robinson – Harry 
  • “Isla is having great fun at the Nicholson School. We have been playing out lots in the garden and getting our exercise on the trampoline. “  Kayleigh Nicholson – Isla 
  • “Thank you for all the help with the websites and activities, they have been a great help keeping busy.”  Elizabeth Burke – Freya 
  • “Harry has been having lots of fun this week. We have done some writing, practised numbers, baking, science and art.”  Alison Campbell - Harry
  • We played battleships before bed and loved it, lots of laughter and smiles. Thank you. 
  • Elektra has really enjoyed doing her French. (Elektra Yr 4 - Cheryl Hailwood)
  • You’re sending us some great ideas. Thank you for all the support. (Lilly Yr 4 - Naomi Dodgson)
  • I really appreciate you sending Harry some different work to help him as I know you are so busy, so thank you. (Harry W Yr 4 - Rachel Wood)

Year 1 Performance Assembly Feedback 12th February 2020

  • "The whole class were amazing and they were all so confident" Sofia's Mum and Dad
  • "I really enjoyed watching the performance, well done kids!  Thank you Teachers!" Julian's Mum
  • "The children did so well learning their lines.  We love to watch the class doing things like this."
  • "We really enjoyed the performance.  It made us both really proud.  Well done Year 1!"
  • "The children were so confident and looked like they all had lots of fun"
  • "The children were fantastic and did very well"
  • "The performance was brilliant!"
  • "A great performance, we know you are all working hard and trying your best!"

Year 2 Performance Assembly Feedback December 2019:

  • "Absolutely fabulous-we really enjoyed it.  The children will remember the date of the Great Fire of London and where it started for ever!  Thank you once again for another fantastic performance at Greatwood School."
  • "I was here when Greatwood School opened in 1953, the performance was very good."  Great Grandad
  • "Excellent performance, the children were great! They were confident and sang songs off by heart without any support.  Thank you teachers for getting the children ready for this play.  We really enjoyed it." Emilia's mum
  • "Perfect, funny, informative, educational and we loved the costumes"
  • "Brilliant performance, well done to everyone involved,  The kids did brilliantly!"
  • "Amazing, Fantastic, Wonderful!  Well done Y2"
  • "Brilliant performance, thank you 10/10"
  • "Brilliant performance, thoroughly enjoyed it.  All the children should be very proud, as are we!"
  • "Really lovely, thanks Mrs Marshall!  Well done for learning all of the words children." Ruby's mum
  • "Brilliant! The kids were amazing!"
  • "Absolutely superb.  All of the children were fantastic.  Well done" Ava's mum
  • "Very Good!"
  • "Awesome!"
  • "Fantastic, well done!"
  • "Excellent"

Parent Questionnaire Feedback Summer 2020

Summary-Summer 2020

Thank you to all of the parents that completed the Parent Questionnaire in July.  Here is a summary of the main findings: 

Strengths of the School:

  • Safety of the school environment
  • Communication-Replying to emails/phone calls straight away
  • Information sharing
  • The Teaching
  • After School clubs
  • Community Spirit
  • Greatwood is a family
  • My child has diabetes and feels safe in school even with this
  • Project work
  • Children are encouraged to be enthusiastic and confident
  • Sports
  • Choir

Suggestions for improvements:

  • More information in the year starter newsletters to show what each year will be learning about.
  • Monthly Newsletter not weekly
  • Ensuring that all children are wearing the correct uniform
  • More joining in times
  • Newsletters to include nursery
  • Send more texts to remind
  • Ensuring that homework is manageable 
  • More opportunities to discuss friendships, treating each other with care and encouraging creativity.

School Development Plan suggestions:

  • Continue to promote good behaviour
  • Promoting correct manners and kindness
  • Celebrating diversity, acceptance of different cultures, faiths and traditions
  • Encourage more creativity
  • More focus on outdoor education
  • Extra focus on maths
  • Extra focus on spellings
  • Stronger Y6 Reading Programme to keep children more interested

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