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Parents' Responses to Reports Summer 2018


I would like to thank the teachers for their great efforts with my son. Many thanks to Mrs Washford-Mower for her encouraging words to him.


Whilst this is our son's first school report at Nash Mills, as parents we are s impressed with the feedback received on how well he is performing at school.  We are pleased that he is exceeding expectations in mathematics, literacy and understanding the world and on aspects of communications/language.  With the support of the Year 1 teacher we hope that he can prosper in expressive arts and have the confidence to really be himself over the next academic year.  We are happy that efforts have been made in Reception to develop further these areas and as parents welcome any guidance on how we can help to encourage him to grow.


We are pleased with our daughter's end of Year 4 report.  The support she receives is excellent.  We feel pleased that she has such caring teachers.  We will try and encourage her with extra work to help her.


I cant believe our daughter is at the end of her Nash Mills life!  Thank you for 7 1/2 wonderful years - she doesn't want to leave!  Year 6 has definitely been the best year yet - thank you so much to the brilliant Miss Bishop (we are very sad that our younger child won't get to experience the Miss Bish magic!)  We are very proud of our daughter and thank you for all your nurturing and encouragement and wonderful experiences throughout her Primary School life!


Thank you for a lovely report for my child.  I also appreciate the suggestions for her learning throughout the summer.


We are extremely pleased with my son's last school report from Nash Mills.  It's fantastic to see that he has straight A's for effort across all subjects and we really hope that he continues this attitude to learning at secondary school.  He seems to have grown in confidence this year and has thoroughly enjoyed his time in Year 6.  Thank you so much to his teacher for a great year;  he has loved his time in your class and we are confident that he is ready and prepared for secondary school.


My child has really enjoyed your class. You have made it fun but very educational for the kids. Thank you.


As parents it has been, and continues to be, such a pleasure to see that over the years our daughter has maintained putting in effort in her studies.  She has always been a keen learner and it has been lovely to know that the teachers at Nash Mills have continued encouraging her to grow and challenge her academically.  Her love for English has been evident from an early age, but as parents we are very proud that she is also progressing in maths, science and subjects such as geography, history and religious education.  As parents we always welcome input from the staff on how we can further develop her, and hope that over the summer we can establish some techniques to help her to stay focused in class.


Thank you for the support that has been given to my son.  We really feel that he's found his confidence and has thoroughly enjoyed this year of school.


What a great report.  I am extremely pleased with my child's progress in Year 4.


Thank you for making my daughter feel so comfortable and welcome at the school.  She has really enjoyed all aspects of her Reception year.


Thank you very much for working hard and providing opportunity for my child to learn.  I would really like to personally thank her teacher for providing support and guidelines and setting some challenges in order to improve my child's skills.  You are a brilliant teacher indeed!


Thank you for the detailed comments and for all you have done for our daughter this year. (Year 6)


Thank you for a very comprehensive and thorough report.  It really helps having confirmation of my child's areas of strength as well as development areas, and the encouragement to continue through the summer holidays.  I liked the fact that we get a report from her music teacher too.  We are really pleased with my child's continued effort and progress.


I have enjoyed reading my child's report and very much appreciate having suggestions to support continued learning throughout the summer.


We are really pleased with my child's school report this year, especially the A's across the board for effort. My child has really matured during her time in this class.  We will work over the summer holidays to improve her speed in both maths and writing to ensure she can keep up with the volume of work required next year.  Thank you to the teaching staff.


We are very proud of our son's report and that he is 'friendly, kind, helpful and polite'.  We've also been really impressed with his maths and spelling this year too.  We would like to thank all the staff involved in his learning this year.  We have been really pleased with the progress he has made in music too, and how good his piano playing is now.  We appreciate the comments on what can be worked on in preparation for Year 3.  We wish all the staff a happy and relaxing summer.


We are so proud of how our daughter's confidence has really grown over the last 2 years.  It is hard to believe she is leaving.  I will remember her years at Nash Mills with much fondness and know that she has had wonderful opportunities and a great start to her education.  Thank all, especially the Year 6 teacher and teaching assistants.


Thank you for helping my son make as much progress as he has.  We are very proud of him and are so grateful that he has such positive support at school.  Thank you for being approachable and helpful, you are doing a great job. (Reception)


We are so proud of our son's report! He has had a fantastic start to his school journey and we could not have asked for a more kind and caring team.  The teachers and nursery nurses have been amazing.  We have been particularly impressed with how his writing and mark-making have come on.  He loves school and that has been down to the wonderful teaching and learning in Nursery.


This report is very pleasing and we have noticed a marked difference this year.  We are very pleased with how far our daughter has come on with her learning.  Many thanks for all your support this year.



Annual Parent/Carer Survey 2016

"I have been very pleased with my son's progress this year.  I am particularly pleased with his reading progress, and he is reading non-stop at home.  I am also pleased with his progress in maths.  As always I appreciate potential learning and development areas for the summer and look forward to sharing his summer scrapbook with yourselves."


"We have always been very proud of our son and we could not have any more admiration or pride for the fine young man he is becoming - we are however biased and whilst we play a very significant role in his journey of life, along the way he will meet others who will also have a very big impact on him as well. 

From the very first day he walked into your classroom you have found a way to inspire our son to try his very best, follow his dreams and really believe he can achieve great things.  He has always lacked a little in confidence, especially academically, and thanks to you, Year 6 has proved to be a great finish to his happy years at Nash Mills!  What you have given him this final year is a sense of self-belief, acceptance and real focus as well as inspiring him with your absolute passion in the subjects you teach - even Maths!  You have been kind and compassionate and shown great patience when he has needed extra support or guidance.

In life I think we all want to make a difference and I just want to say that you really do, and have, for our son ever since he was lucky enough to have you as his teacher in his final year of primary school. 

Really great teachers can make such a difference to the lives of our young people and I hope that you take a minute to truly receive the level of gratitude we feel for the role you have personally played in helping our son on his way.

Please do not underestimate the significant and most valuable of contributions you have made to his journey; he just has so much admiration for you!"


"Thank you for our son's fabulous report.  We are so very proud of how he is growing and developing and this really shows in his school work.  We agree he does sometimes need reassurance and the staff in Year 1 have a very caring and nurturing way of teaching and guiding which suits our son so well.  He loves school and is always wanting to push on, which is fantastic."


"Thank you for such an amazing report for our child. They have thoroughly enjoyed Year 3 and I feel they have progressed extremely well.  The team in Year 3 have been a huge influence on them and their care and guidance is invaluable."


"I am so happy that our child has received help from the school during a difficult time.  The report was lovely and really shows that you understand our child so well.  Our child has learnt so much this year and has really come on leaps and bounds in her learning.  Thank you so much for all your help and support."


"Many, many thanks to the Year 2 team for all their hard work, commitment and getting to know our daughter so well.  Without a doubt you have helped her confidence improve and inspired her learning."


"Wow! What an amazing report.  We couldn't be prouder of our son and the fantastic progress he has made in Year 2.  Thank you so much to the Year 2 team who have taken time and thought carefully about how to support him.  Our child has really enjoyed this year and we feel they have also grown in confidence."


" My daughter has come a long way and it's all down to the support which she has been given.  She has achieved loads and I'm very, very proud."


"Lovely to hear how well my daughter is doing, and a great catalogue of suggestions for what she can focus on in the summer.  I have been pleased with her progress and I look forward to sharing her summer scrapbook with you."

"Thank you very much for the recent tour of Nash Mills Church of England Primary School with our daughter in preparation for applying for Reception places starting September 2016.  We were extremely impressed with everything we saw, and particularly the positive behaviour policy and the way we saw the six golden rules implemented."


"Our daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her first year in KS2 and has loved all the teachers and her teaching assistant."


"I'm writing to express my thanks to you and your KS1 teachers for the workshops that were held this morning. They really gave a clear insight to teachers' objectives in the light of the New Curriculum and strategies to best support my child... I recognise the lengths you have gone to so that as many parents as possible can benefit from the workshops and assure you it is much appreciated.
Finally (my son) could barely contain his excitement to show me the certificate from you regarding his "Jack and the beanstalk" writing. He was really proud of himself, and of course we were too ( a photo had to be sent to daddy so he could appreciate to full effect -my son's - delight). Thank you for all that you and your staff do to inspire and foster a love of learning in (my son)."


"We couldn't be happier with our son's start to school life. From day one he ran into the class without looking back. He has learned so much from Nursery and made lots of new friends.  He talks about the Nursery staff a lot out of school, cares very much for all of you and he is really going to miss you all."


"It has been lovely to read our son's report and we really appreciate the time and effort all the staff have taken to help him settle in. The 'next steps' section and the suggestions for activities to do during the holiday are particularly helpful."


"We are amazed how much our daughter has changed since she started Nursery in September. Her confidence has soared and she has absolutely loved her time in Nursery, making lots of new friends and enjoying all aspects of learning. We are looking forward to seeing her progress further in Reception next term. Thank you to all the staff for making it such a great year for her."


"We are absolutely thrilled with our child's Year 1 school report and are encouraged to see that he is achieving the expected levels at the end of this school year. Going into Year 1 we were a little concerned that he was still emotionally behind his peers in some areas, but we have seen his confidence grow more and more during the past year and we feel this has been down to his teacher recognising early on that there was an issue. I now believe with her encouragement and sensitivity to these issues, he has been able to become much more confident in class and group situations. I am thrilled to read that his confidence continues to grow. He is very happy at school and we hope that he continues to grow and flourish as an individual in Year 2. Thank you Nash Mills and particularly his teachers for taking the time to get to know our son."


"I would like to say how impressed I am with Nash Mills. Our daughter is lucky to have had such excellent teachers. "


"We are very proud of how well our daughter has done throughout her time at Nash Mills. The teachers have been amazing and I think her accomplishments reflect this. Such a lovely, caring school and I'll always hold such happy, fond memories."


"Our son's journey through Nash Mills has made us very proud...thank you to his teacher who has contributed so much in helping him to overcome his confidence issues. Also not forgetting Mrs mower who has helped him (and myself!) through some challenging situations! Thank you."


"Our daughter really enjoys school and we feel she has made excellent progress."


"He really looks forward to Nursery and clearly enjoys it."


"I very much appreciate the report into our son's progress and knowing what his strengths are as well as being able to se his weaknesses. Tips and ideas on improving these are appreciated so I can develop his learning appropriately during the summer."


"Thank you for your guidance and encouragement to help him get settled in his new school."


"I appreciate the school's way of partnering with parents/carers to tap into the child's learning and development.  Thank you for your support."    Nursery parent


"Having read my son's report it is evident that his teacher knows him very well.  We really appreciate your kindness and support."


"Thank you not only for this report but also all your hard work this year. Our son loves school, loves learning and as a result is very happy at Nash Mills School. I know how hard you have worked with him because he comes home bubbling with commentary on his learning and a never ending stream of questions to Google. He is stimulated and challenged and you have really inspired a passion for learning. I couldn't be more delighted for the year that he has enjoyed and I am so thankful to you for it."


"He has really enjoyed his time at Nursery and that's due to the great staff there."


"His teacher is outstanding, sweet and lovely."


"The whole Nursery team are a credit to Nash Mills School."


"We have been so pleased with our son's development; he has thrived at Nash Mills and come along in all areas."


"Thank you for helping my child to love learning as he does and enjoy school so much; you have paved the way to his learning career beautifully."


"She has enjoyed Nursery so much this year and she adores all her teachers who we also feel have been fantastic...professional, knowledgeable and approachable."


"So lovely to read such a fantastic report. We are very proud of our son's achievements at Nash Mills School. Thank you to his teacher for understanding him and helping him to reach his full potential. His confidence has grown and we really appreciate all you do."


"We would like to say a big thank you to our daughter's teacher for supporting and encouraging her to push herself that bit harder and not to give up."


"Our daughter has loved every day of Year 1 and we are so pleased that she works hard and tries to do her best! Full credit to the teaching staff who have been fantastic - brilliant assets to the school, thank you!"


"Thank you for a spot on report. It is very personal and makes it easy for our son and us as parents to guide him in the right direction. I wish to thank you for imparting great Christian values in dealing with social aspects."


"Thank you for feedback on our daughter's journey in the Nursery. She enjoyed her time there and always spoke fondly of teachers and staff who looked after her. It was a big learning curve for her that encouraged independence and decision making."


Comments from the Parents' Annual Questionnaire June 2015


  • There’s a sense of ‘family’ at Nash Mills. I feel the children are very safe and secure within the walls of the school.

  • It is a caring, supportive and family orientated school which promotes the interests and needs of all children without discrimination.

  • They keep happiness and wellbeing of children at the forefront of school life. The headteacher treats children like they are her own. There is a closeness between children in all year groups; due to activities crossing year groups, children get to know all age ranges.

  • It is organised and fair.

  • The school is relaxed but challenges my child enough. Schools should be a fun learning environment and I believe this school provides that. My child feels very special and is so happy here! Her older sibling was too – and where other schools had failed her.

  • All children are valued and feel cared for and happy.

  • It is one big happy family. There is a very caring and nurturing environment and close interaction between year groups.

  • I like the friendliness/openness. The teaching of ‘Christian values’ as ‘values’ without overplaying the religious aspect of what I consider (as an avowed secularist) to be desirable behaviours in all of us.

  • Children seem happy and there is a nice learning environment.

  • The obvious tolerance (and teaching of) other faiths within the C of E framework is excellent.

  • A key strength is its community spirit.

  • Activities to which parents/extended family are welcome to attend or participate in.

  • The children are polite and obedient.

  • There is excellent behaviour from the children.

  • The school's strengths are good leadership, excellent teachers and lovely support staff who have the child’s best interests at heart. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this school and have had happy, positive experiences.

  • My son is very happy at the school, he enjoys being challenged in his learning.

  • A strength is encouraging teachers and headteacher.

  • The Headteacher knows every child.

  • The Headteacher goes above and beyond her job. She never, ever stops caring about her school. Staff are always warm.

  • Fantastic headteacher – caring, approachable, knows all children and parents, dedicated, hard-working and fun. A real asset to the school.

  • There is a good level of teaching.

  • The communication between the teachers and parents is very helpful, keeps parents involved.

  • Staff give incentives to students to think for themselves.There is commitment to each child’s learning.

  • Staff are friendly and there are good relationships with parents.

  • Lovely receptionists – always helpful, friendly and professional.

  • There is a very active and dedicated PTA, organising lots of great events and raising money for pantomimes etc.