Parent Comments

 The best people to tell you about our school are the children and their parents.  Please read below some of the comments made in our recent survey -

Comments from our Parent Survey (January 2018) -

"As a family we value the standard of education and  care given at Great Tey."

"I can’t say how highly my child and I think of the school, the staff, other children and environment are all superb."

"I am very happy with my son’s progress at Great Tey. I think it is a brilliant little school, my son has settled here very well and is always happy to go to school."

 "It is clear the school is run by a Head that wants the best for all children. My daughter has loved school since the day she started.  As parents it is so nice/reassuring for us to know that she attends a school that provides such fantastic care and education.  Great Tey has such a warm, close-knit, family feeling to it and we are so grateful that she goes to school a happy little girl and returns the same way.  She is achieving beyond what we had hoped for in her education.  We love the core values that the school teach the children.  We look forward to our youngest hopefully joining soon!"

"I feel my daughter thrives in the nurturing environment." 

"We have been so pleased to see our son much happier and confident in the short time he has been at Great Tey Primary. You have made us all feel very welcome, the staff and the parents have been friendly and helpful and you have such a lovely community feel in the school."

"The sense of a happy, family friendly school I have not felt at other schools. I am very pleased how well he has settled in, how he is doing in reading and how he was made to feel welcome to the school."

"We moved our children to Gt. Tey from an outstanding setting because we felt Gt. Tey delivered what we felt was the right child led teaching approach, unlike the previous setting. Both children arrived with stresses and concerns built up as a result of inadequate support and have been nurtured, reassured, supported at their individual needs and abilities and have blossomed at Gt. Tey.  It would be lovely for all their hard work and dedication to be rewarded and supported via the likes of Ofsted.  However, personal experience has shown that outstanding doesn’t always deliver outstanding in practice.  We, as a family, cannot fault the education journey that our children are now experiencing at Gt. Tey.  This is what a primary school should be like with regards their approach to the whole child matters."

"Every day my son has come out of school with a smile on his face; that’s something that I never thought I would see!"

"It is so refreshing to have good communication with regular newsletters and information about events and trips etc."

 

Parents also requested -

- more trips and visits.  We now aim to do a trip or visit at least every term, ideally every half term.  This year, we have had a trip to the Zoo (EYFS /KS1), the British Museum (KS2) West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village (KS2) and have had visits from Art Solutions (Whole School)  the Bug Man (Whole School) and Nite Owls (Whole School).

- a parent pay portal.  We have investigated this, and will continue to do so, but unfortunately costs are currently out of our reach.

- Term Ahead meetings.  We will schedule these for next year to keep parents informed about what children will be learning.