Feedback from our School Community
School Visit Feedback
“Such an insightful day learning from Maundene School. Whole class reading has been integrated so well and the inference skills of the children were on point.”
“What a productive day! Blown away by the oracy strategies that have been integrated so well into whole class reading sessions. Such a warm welcome from the children and staff. Thank you.”
“It is very clear from your learning environment what a high value you place on the children’s work. You have high expectations and the children rise to those.”
Holborough Lakes Primary
Challenge Partners 21
Senior leaders have created a culture of collaboration, partnership and ambition within the school based on the agreed core values. This means leaders at every level have a clear purpose and continually strive to offer the very best curriculum to the pupils and families.
Children thoroughly enjoy the curriculum. They delight in sharing what they have learned, are keen to apply their learning at home and to translate new insights into action within their community. One pupil explained how, after learning about historical events, she understood “we now live in a better world where we all have rights”. Several pupils described how they used their mathematics skills to help with essential family shopping. Inspired by a study on sustainability, a group of pupils initiated a litter picking event in their neighbourhood, whilst others persuaded their families to avoid products with plastic wrapping.
Parents are immensely proud of the confidence and skills their children have gained through the school’s innovative curriculum. They value the way the school prepares pupils for the next stage. A group of parents explained, “teaching is more relatable now, children know what’s currently happening in the news, they have debates and understand how to express differences of opinion respectfully. This helps them going forward and prepares them for success in life”. Parents are convinced about the merits of Maundene Primary School, they were adamant “the school is second to none”.
“It is really useful to see how the children are taught. My child surprised me with his thinking of various texts.”
“It was good to know how they are taught and the words being used. It helps me to understand what my child is talking about!”
“I love these workshops, has given me a much better understanding of how to help at home. You even helped me work out fractions.”
Year 4 Learning Exhibition
"The level at which the children are learning is amazing. Their understanding about world-wide issues is positive.”
Year 2 Reading Workshop
“Another great workshop. I really like the idea of the Bronze, Silver, Gold bookmarks. These will encourage my child to read of an evening.”
“I love learning how to teach my daughter (to read) in the way that you do too. She also loves us coming and joining in with her in school. It enables more understanding and connections between home and school.”
Professional Development Session Feedback
“Wonderful to walk around the classrooms and view the children’s learning. The children were a credit to the school.”
“The children were so articulate during the guided session and when they answered my questions – a real credit to you.”
“Very clear session with real ideas to take back to school. It is obvious what a positive impact your approach has had/is having on the children.”
'To all the staff, a huge thank you for all you ahve done for giving up your family time to look after key worker children during the holidays, for never saying no. You guys have gone further than a lot of schools to support the children and their families - I have been singing your praises to all!
Thanks to the office staff for hearing the desperation in my voice when I called asking if we could come back!'
'To all at Maundene, 2020 has been a strange year so far. We've all had major changes and challanges. Without all your hard work, risks and efforts all the kids wouldn't have felt so looked after. Thank you with all our hearts - you've ben amazing!'
'To all the staff at Maundene, Thnaks so much for your hard work, support and guidance this year. Hope you ahve a lovely summer.'
'To all the teachers at Maundene, It's been a tough 4 months and you have all workd really hard to keep the school going and remain open. So here is a little thank you and enjoy your summer break.'
Lockdown 2021 Feedback
'I would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has put in so much effort since we have been off school. I can't express how happy I am to have Mrs McClelland as Jessica's teacher. She has always been available if I have any issues regarding school work.'
'To all at Maundene,
Just wanted to say thank you for your inspired snow day email...think a snowy fun day was just what the doctor ordered for all the kids. Lockdown has been tough for eveyone this time, but most of all our kids, and an afternoon of fun in the snow will have done them all the power of good. Thak you for caring.'
'To the school leadership and staff as a whole - thanks for everything you're doing. You made it very easy and stress free for us in sorting out possible key worker places - we realy appreciate it.'