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At Stokes Wood the safeguarding, welfare, physical and emotional well-being of our children and their families are a priority. As such, any concerns which contradict this will be acted on immediately.

Visitors and Parent Comments

Visitor and Parents’ comments about our school.

I would like to congratulate staff and pupils on the very high level of progress that pupils in your school demonstrated in reading, writing and maths in the Key Stage Assessment in 2019. You were in the top 3% of schools in the country. Thank you for your work in continuing to drive towards higher academic standards.

From Nick Gibb MP 20/01/2020

I am writing to congratulate you on your fantastic Key Stage 2 results in 2019 increasing the percentage reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths from 57% in 2018 to 68% in 2019. This shows the hard work and dedication of your team is paying off and is a testament to you and your team.

From Liz Kendall MP

I as a parent, would like to thank you and your school for everything you have provided us with in regards to online schooling and packs of printed sheets for my daughter. Really appreciate it.

From a Parent July 2020

Dear Miss Lenton and the team at Stokes Wood Primary School,
My son will be accepting a place at your school.
I have had lovely feedback from a parent that I met on a mums group how good your school is.
I have also been on the Facebook group for a couple of months and see really positive posts especially during these uncertain times - it’s been very reassuring.
I look forward up receiving more information soon.

New Reception Parent

The performance of 14 girls from Stokes Wood was absolutely outstanding from start to finish and along with two staff members were a credit to their school.
We had a question and answering session on the following:
What is CPR, MIS, TEAM and the 5TS in football and the importance on being able to deliver them. A super participation from all the girls who listened and responded extremely well and were asked to focus and delivering the key points to demonstrate their understanding of them during the coaching session and 7v7 match.
The players were absolutely brilliant from the word go, focusing on all coaching points delivered to them.
On behalf of Anita, my colleague and myself we wish to thank our team off the field, the two members were awesome all afternoon, thank you to them both.
Anita and myself as coaches are required to deliver our Core Values "
Engage, Inspire and Empower through Togetherness, Respect and Pride".
On behalf of us both, we ask the players and staff of Stokes Wood Primary school to take a bow, you all delivered these Core values and had us totally engaged all afternoon. It was a pleasure for Anita and myself, your pupils and staff provided us with a thoroughly inspirational day.

Andy Gilroy-Leicester City Football Club

Thank you for your kind words in respect of your visit to County Hall, I am pleased you enjoyed it. It was my privilege to meet with the young people they were a joy to meet and demonstrated understanding of the subject. Their questions and comments were all excellent and showed that they had thought about the issues they were looking at. The school should be proud of these pupils.

Pam Posnett-Chairman

I would like to compliment the teachers from F2 class for work, effort and commitment presented in school year 2018/2019. All teachers are fully engaged in process of helping our daugthers. The way how our childs were encouraged to learn new things, under the guidance of such wonderful mentors like teachers mentioned above give us trust that they will develop faster as we excect. We always preach “winning and losing is not what it’s about, it’s always about how you play the game”. Those all teachers practically implemented that principle. We are really appreciate and admire the kind of effort and dedication made by teachers. The hard work and sincere efforts of all the teachers was clearly visible. It was great to see our daughter with her teacher looking so proud when she was rewarded one day in Assembly. Cheers to your F2 team’s energy, passion and discipline to execute all the races on time and in structured manner. Especially the teachers presented that attributes with our daughters so many times. Regards of both our daughters let me point some success during the first school year in their live:
1. Lot of improvement in picking up English words
2. Become independent (things like changing clothes & wearing shoes, eating looks so different now)
3. Correlation their habbits at home with what is being taught in school
Finally we would like to say that the Stokeswood wasn’t our first choice when we applied for the school for our child’s by when we walked through doors, we immediately felt that it was a school that we dreamt for before. And it’s valued was not plaques on wall, it’s valued were actions that every single person within its walls demonstrated every day. Please convey our best wishes to the respected teachers and the all support staff who have helped our children grow into responsible beings.

Monika Bronk-Wolska & Krzysztof Wolski (parents)

Thank you so much for your time on a busy Thursday morning last week. Please pass on my thanks to Kasper and Bailey who showed me around your breakfast provision. It was great to see your playground bagels in action. The children that I spoke to all liked the bagels and siblings were enjoying them too. You had bagel stations strategically placed to cover all entrance points to the school, so everyone could easily access a bagel if required. There was a great atmosphere around school and a lovely sense of community in the playground. Some of the older children were sitting outside on benches chatting, all sharing a bagel in the sunshine. I do hope that your freezer is fixed soon, and ready for September. Have a lovely summer holiday and I look forward to catching up with you in October.

Fiona Rinvolucri, School Partner, Central. National School Breakfast Programme

I am writing to thank everyone involved for making my visit with Wonderdome Planetarium such an enjoyable one. All the staff were enthusiastic and supportive and the children responded to the shows with interest and enthusiasm. You have some good young scientists at Stokes Wood and I am sure that the school will enhance their knowledge and understanding. It was particularly good to be part of Funday and welcome parents into the planetarium. Their response and comments showed that they value the school very highly. So thanks once again for inviting Wonderdome into your outstanding school. We look forward to visiting you again on a future occasion.

Dennis Ashton-Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society-STEMnet Science Ambassador

Thank you for everything you've done with Sustrans. I've loved coming into Stokes Wood-the staff are wonderfuland the children are fantastic! It's been great to see the numbers of cycling and scooting increase so much and I hope it continues to do so. You are definitely my top school in terms of numbers cycling and scooting to school.

Nichola Jackson from Sustrans

I just wanted to say how fabulous the children you brought round today were – impeccably behaved! Staff was really impressed and Linda Mayes who took you round the building said she has learnt so much about the building (added bonus!) It was great to see you all and we would be happy to help you out again.

Sarah Mounsey, Team Leader, Early Years Support Team

Stokes Wood hosted another successful ASE Science TeachMeet on 11th October. The room was full and there was lots of lively discussion on ideas for inspiring pupils, with teachers sharing their thoughts with each other. Indeed, we could have continued talking for much longer as everyone was so enthusiastic. Thank you, Stokes Wood, for hosting the event.

Tanya Dempster, C Sci Teach, ASE Field Officer North and East, The Association for Science Education

Stokes Wood Primary Placement Feedback
Very good - an amazing mentor - she was supportive, encouraging, positive, helpful, kind, knowledgeable and fantastic!
Good - was clearly an excellent teacher
Very good - provided me with a range of learning opportunities allowing me to see a realistic picture of the responsibilities of a teacher. I received support when needed and constant constructive feedback to continue with my professional development. I would say that she and the whole school went above and beyond to fulfil their roles as outlined in the TE handbook! She was a fantastic mentor, very supportive and helpful. She made lots of time for us and supported our development as teachers, including giving us constructive feedback and lots of help planning lessons and thinking about assessment.
Good - My teacher mentor was incredibly supportive and offered me a great deal of constructive feedback to help with my professional development.
Stokes Wood Primary School is a credit to its dedicated members of staff. Everyone was so welcoming and supportive and I will truly miss it. I would be thrilled to get an opportunity to work in a school like Stokes Wood.
The School was an excellent placement despite my concerns about the PDT element. It was an excellent introduction to working with EAL children and within a large school.
Some time was spent on establishing and maintaining good behaviour during university however I feel the majority of my learning has come from observing my Teaching Mentor and working with them to improve my classroom presence to maintain good standards of classroom behaviour.
Every single staff member in Stokes Wood was friendly and supportive in helping me during the 6 weeks. The ethos and professionalism of the school is very unique and I have nothing but praise for the school and the children!
Overall Stokes Wood is a highly motivated and friendly school. I felt welcomed by most members of staff and have learnt a great deal during my time spent there. I had the opportunity to work with and plan for children with EAL and SEND.
The school were more welcoming than I could have imagined. Everybody was lovely and really helped us to settle in and feel part of the school straight away, even though we were only going to be there for 6 weeks. The children were wonderful, and it was great to see such high quality learning and outcomes from them.
Leicester University PGCE student

The Stokes Wood pupils were very knowledgeable about their topic and they used a superb model to demonstrate digestion. I feel sure all the people present will remember what they saw! They also participated very well in all the activities available and spoke about their science learning most positively. It was clear that they enjoy their lessons at school. It was a pleasure to meet them all and I do hope you will consider attending a Great Science Share again in the future.

Marianne Quinsee, Lecturer in Primary Education, School of Education, University of Leicester

The staff from Nottingham Trent University had no hesitation in accepting the offer to revisit Stokes Wood Primary School for a second year to deliver the Introduction to Biomechanics workshop. Once again, the staff and children made us feel very welcome with their boundless enthusiasm. It is great to be able to show them a different application for the maths and science they learn in the classroom and it is terrific to see how strong their skills are at such a young age - keep up the great work. We left once again feeling over the moon with the children’s and staff’s response. I am sure we will see you next year.

Dr Martin Lewis Lecturer in Biomechanics-Nottingham Trent University

Hello Jane Thank you again for allowing us to work with your Year 3 last week. The students were a real credit to you and a pleasure to work with. I would like to offer ‘the winning team’ the chance to work with me to produce a model and short presentation for the Eco Summit at DMU next month.

Kate Aspinall-Senior Project Manager-ARCADIS

I have had the pleasure to meet pupils from your school on two occasions now at the visitors centre. The first time was on a Wednesday a few weeks ago when your five year olds came and the second time was yesterday with your eight year olds. I volunteer there every Wednesday so the first time was my regular day but yesterday I was asked if I would go in to help cover to make sure there were plenty of volunteers there to interact with them. I can say in all sincerity that your pupils are some of the best I have seen there, they are well behaved, well mannered and show an interest in what we are telling them. Your staff also are excellent, they kept the children under control without the necessity to raise their voices and the children responded to them. I can assure you that this isn't always the case when I have had school visits while I have been on duty. I hope you don't mind my contacting you, I tell my family and friends and I thought you might appreciate to hear how I feel. I find these days that people are only too quick to complain but very seldom take the time to be complimentary. Thank you for taking the time to read this email, keep up the good work.

Lynne Lissaman