Commendations

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Our school is very highly thought of in the community.  Don't take our word for it.  The following list is not exhaustive as I only had the idea of putting these on the website in the October 2012 review.  Many such comments have not been retained in school - although they mean so much to us at the time of receiving them!

These have been received in writing and are retained in school.  Any variation from the actual text (to omit names) has been indicated by brackets:

Commendation Made by
We cannot thank you enough for preparing [our daughter] so well for her next step.  She has absolutely thrived at this school and seems to have enjoyed every minute of it!  She has surprised us both with her achievements, which we are sure, are down to her excellent schooling! Parent of a child leaving from Y6 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
[My child] has enjoyed his time at Tetford and will miss you all Parent of a child leaving from Y6 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
A glowing report [we are] very proud parents - thank you for preparing [our child] so well for secondary school Parents of a child leaving from Y6 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
Thank you [our child] has loved school and done extremely well Parents of a child leaving from Y6 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
I am delighted.  Thank you for all your help over the years Parent of a child leaving from Y6 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
I am proud of how hard [my child] has worked and glad [they have] had all the help and encouragement to build on all aspects of it Parent of pupil in Y5 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
I would like to thank you all for the hard work that has been put in with [my child] who has progressed so well this year Parent of pupil in Y5 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
Pleased to see an accurate report for [our child] - other schools have not been so thorough Parent of pupil in Y4 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
[Our child] has thoroughly enjoyed the year in Mr Baldock's class and without doubt this enjoyment has aided her amazing progress Parent of pupil in Y4 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
[Our child] has thoroughly enjoyed the year in Year 3 Parent of pupil in Y3 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
[Our child] has loved being in Year 2 Parent of pupil in Y2 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
What a lovely report [it] shows how well you know our children Parent of pupil in Y1 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
We couldn't wish for a better environment or teacher Parent of pupil in Y1 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
We can see a huge improvement in [our child] since joining the school so a big thank you to all of the teachers for their hard work Parent of pupil in Y1 at the end of the Summer Term 2015
[Our child] has been super happy coming to school and I am very happy that she has you all to look after her Parent of pupil in YR at the end of the Summer Term 2015
All the children were thrilled to be taking part [in Sports Day] and the whole event with the staff and volunteers working hard was very well run.  Congratulations to the staff, volunteers and children for an enjoyable afternoon and for the excellent spirit and ethos of your school Grandparent of two pupils in a letter after Sports Day 2015
We would like to say a big thank you for everything you have done for [our son] during his time at Tetford and for the hard work and effort you put into making Tetford such a fantastic school! Parents of a child leaving from Y6 at the end of the Summer Term 2014
We thank you all for your dedicated input.  Our child has had the best possible education at the Edward Richardson School.  We are very proud of her and the school she has been able to attend Parents of a child leaving from Y6 at the end of the Summer Term 2014
Thank you so much for the fantastic support and education you have given to [our child].  We are very grateful. Parents of a child leaving from Y6 at the end of the Summer Term 2014
Our child has loved [the] first year at school - especially swimming! Parents of a child in Reception at the end of the Summer Term 2014
Our child really enjoys school and we are thrilled that she is achieving in so many areas. Parents of a child in Reception at the end of the Summer Term 2014
Thank you for nurturing [our daughter] through her first year of school.  She couldn't have had a better start! Parents of a child in Reception at the end of the Summer Term 2014
We would like to thank the [Class 3 staff] for teaching [our child] so well over the last two years. Parents of a child in Year 4 at the end of the Summer Term 2014
Thank you for all your support and hard work bringing [our daughter] on to this high stage. Parents of a child in Year 3 at the end of the Summer Term 2014
Thank you so much for welcoming me into your school.  I made friends so easily and that made me feel as if I had been there since Reception. Pupil who joined school for a short period during 2014 (July 2014)
Thank you for a fabulous first term [in Reception].  We definitely made the right choice for [our child]. Parents of a child in Reception at the end of the Autumn Term 2013
I am so pleased that we had to move house as I believe [my child] has made fantastic progress with being at such a welcoming, fantastic school with wonderful staff.  Thank you! Parent of KS1 pupil on comment slip following reports - July 2013
A huge thank you to everyone - [my daughter] now has a wonderful foundation upon which to build. Parent of KS1 pupil on comment slip following reports - July 2013
Many thanks to all of [my son's] teachers throughout his time at the school.  He has had an excellent foundation for his future studies and has enjoyed his time at Tetford.  Thank you once again for supporting him to achieve his fantastic Level 5 results! Parent of Y6 pupil on comment slip following reports prior to leaving the school - July 2013
We are delighted with the progress [our daughter] continues to make Parent of Y5 pupil on comment slip following reports - July 2013
We couldn't be happier [our son] is a totally changed child and has come on in leaps and bounds. Parent of KS1 pupil on comment slip following reports - July 2013
The school is fantastic and the staff are excellent! Parent of KS1 pupil on comment slip following reports - July 2013
Thanks a million for all of the help with [our son].  You have been brilliant and done an amazing job! Parent of Y6 pupil on comment slip following reports prior to leaving the school - July 2013

We would so much like to say how impressed we both were with the "Prickly Hay" presentation this afternoon!!!!

 

Obviously we are biased but our two granddaughters performed with such confidence that, without doubt, is attributed to the efforts of your staff, particularly Mrs. Lynam and Miss Freshwater.

 

Thank you for providing such a rewarding environment for our grandchildren.

Grandparents of two pupils in Key Stage 1 after the Christmas performance of 'Prickly Hay', 12th December 2012
I am happy to say how wonderful the school and staff are.  Everyone has made them very welcome and helped them settle in easily.  We can't fault the staff in making the transition go smoothly.
We are so happy that we might the right choice in changing the children to your school.  The progress that they have achieved this term is remarkable, more than I ever thought they'd make in such a short time.  I'm happy that the staff listen to the parents and the Family Afternoons are a fantastic idea, very informative at the same time as being nice and relaxed and informal.
The staff go out of their way to help if there is a problem.
Parents of three pupils who joined the school in September 2012 (comments made on Parents Survey, 24th October 2012, and reproduced with consent)
We would just like to thank you for guiding our children through the first half of their education with, I feel, a lot of stability and most of all happiness.
I can't put into words how much we have enjoyed our time at Tetford.  We hope it continues to be successful for many more years and we are glad that we have been part of it.
Parents of a pupil (the youngest of three - all of whom attended our school) who left from Year 6
19th July 2012
A very big thank you for giving both our children such a good, happy start to their schooling.  We couldn't have wished for more. Parents of a pupil (the younger of two - both of whom attended our school) who left from Year 6
19th July 2012
[Our son] has had an excellent start with his primary education down to the fantastic staff and we are very appreciative of the variety of opportunities that has been available to him Parents of a pupil (the older of two - with the younger sibling continuing to attend our school) who left from Year 6
19th July 2012

[I accompanied a staff visit to the Calibre Academy in Chennai to] experience for myself at first hand the superb work which has been undertaken by Andrew and the staff and pupils at both schools over the last few years but also to represent the parents of all the pupils at our truly wonderful school in showing the respect and admiration which we all have for Mr and Mrs Hyde and all the staff. 
I am sure that I speak for all the parents in saying that it is an honour for our children to have such a brilliant foundation in life.

Chairman of the Governors, having visited the Calibre Academy in Chennai with staff from our school (extract from e-mail replying to the mail below)
9th February 2012

I have just watched the BBC coverage of your links with India and wanted to say how impressed I  am by your achievement, and the obvious enthusiasm of your pupils.
I have up until recently served as a Primary School Governor. I do hope that other schools will be encouraged when they see/hear what you are achieving

Full email received from a viewer of 'Look North', unknown to us and living from near Goole (many miles from our school)
9th February 2012
Congratulations to all of you today with the Chennai link up. It was amazing!

 

Email from parent of a pupil in Y5 following live video song performance with partner school in India which she had attended
9th February 2012
This morning was amazing - it nearly reduced me to tears.  I am a very proud parent sending my daughters to such an amazing school.  Thank you for your support to the children - I'm not sure if you get told enough. Mother with pupils in Y2 and Y3 following live video song performance with partner school in India which she had attended
9th February 2012
What a pleasant surprise to see the school on television tonight.  You all came over very well.  Congratulations! Villager with no direct connection with the school
10th February 2012
Following analysis of the Key Stage SAT results I write to congratulate you, your pupils and your staff on achieving results that place your performance well into the top 25% of schools nationally.
These achievements are only ever the result of careful preparation, hard work and dedicated teaching and will give your pupils every opportunity to move on to their secondary education with real confidence.
Andy Breckon, Head of School Improvement Service, CfBT (Lincs)
22nd Sept 2010 (our results had been similar for many years and have continued at similar levels since)