Thanks so much for what ended up being a really magical and adventure-like day. My daughter loved every minute.
Despite the weather challenges the teachers have yet again demonstrated their dedication to teaching with care and kindness. It is this kindness that we know is what has helped draw my daughter out of herself since joining the Prep. We are sure that this is what will set her up well for joining the College in September.
We really appreciate everyone and every minute you all give to the children.
My daughter had a confidence crash after home-schooling due to Covid in the beginning of Year 3 and declined quickly in both English and Maths. The response from the school has been phenomenal, covering all aspects of school life. Following one meeting an action plan has been put in place with immediate effect. Home packs with emphasis on little and often and only when she was in the mood. The next day at home-time a lovely TA, who I had not met before, introduced herself and explained she would be sitting on the same table as our daughter to ensure that she did not feel rushed and could ask for help quietly. She now has two very small sessions per week in school and we have the tools at home to support her. Critically all those engaging with C in the school environment are aware and supporting with encouragement, praise and most importantly fun.
We feel so privileged and grateful for all the opportunities and experiences that you and your staff worked so hard for the children to enjoy despite the extremely difficult and every-changing landscape of the pandemic!
These little people are the future and it's beautiful to see people like you leading them in a 'loving way'! The future was looking very uncertain and bringing light, love and hope was just a lovely thing to witness. The school and kids are very lucky to have a Headmaster like you!
Thank you doesn't seem like quite enough for all you have given to A and our family. We will be eternally grateful for providing such a wonderful environment to learn. A has blossomed, grown in confidence and lives the values she has been taught.
Your efforts, commitment and compassion, are evident always and valued enormously! We thank you for the encouragement you have given M, both spiritually and academically and the efforts you have gone to to celebrate his achievements.
Thank you for everything you have done to encourage, support, inspire and care for G, both personally and as a school, during her time here. St Edmund's is not your average school - it is such a wonderfully kind and caring place, full of incredibly dedicated and committed staff who really know and care about our children. In this environment, G has flourished, and so much of the individual she is today has been fostered by the wonderful values, opportunities and people that make St Edmund's Prep what it is.
We wish to thank you and all of Prep teachers and staff. The approach the Prep applies in teaching children both academically and spiritually is, in our opinion, unparalleled.
Quite simply, we feel that without the influence, direction and support that X received from the day he joined the Prep, he would not be the young man he is today.
With our sincere good wishes and thanks you and all staff at the Prep.
Just wanted to say a personal and heartfelt thank you for all you have done to support, guide and motivate A over the last few months. I can only imagine how challenging and often frustrating it is from your perspective, teaching at a distance - with virtual lessons online - and that is if the technology holds up! You have been and ARE amazing, we are extremely grateful.
Just a quick note to say thank you again for the firebreak day. The opportunity to focus fully on my work today was so appreciated. And the kids had a fantastic day and I think will go into the rest of the week quite refreshed.
We are both very impressed by the continued commitment of the teachers, in particular [anonymised] who has been a fantastic positive role model for the year 2 children. Her dedication, positivity, humour, understanding and genuine care is remarkable. I really do think we as a school are blessed to have her. We are also genuinely impressed by [anonymised] stepping into form 3 at such a challenging time - his understanding and instant rapport with the children is wonderful and O is really looking forward to meeting him... finally...soon! It will be a very special occasion when 3G get together in person!
I cannot fault the online teaching, it has been brilliant this time, it is going much better than I anticipated. [anonymised] is doing a great job, I can’t believe the range and content they are covering, they are also so patient.
Firstly can I just say how impressed I have been with the Prep schools handling of the homeschooling. P has really been enjoying the mixture of zoom lessons and independent work. So well done to all.
I would like to pass on my gratitude to you for all you do for Form 4 remote learning. I have been very impressed with the organisation, the content and the rigour of the remote learning this time around. I appreciate your time, care, and commitment to the education of my boys. The boys speak highly of your lessons and I am pleased that you also have A in most of your classes due to being with the critical workers. I know that ‘what’s app’ groups can be a source of annoyance, but I wanted to let you know that it has been the opposite with many parents commenting on how amazing you have been. How you are always on time and stay behind at the end of the zooms if children wish to ask further questions.
Good morning, I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for last weeks learning! I approached the week with dread, bracing myself for the arguing, struggles and shouting matches with H, but I was very pleasantly surprised!
The approach that you have taken this year with going through the work with the children, rather than just setting it, is amazing and is really working. It is making life so much easier for us both!
So again, thank you very much.
I couldn’t let this week pass without emailing you. Every single time I walked past A this week, he is all logged on to his zoom call, and my heart just swelled every time I saw your face looking out. A has enjoyed every lesson and engaged 1000% with you. He tells me about all he has learned and is doing with you and I shall be forever in your debt. I have read and listened to many criticisms of home learning and the harm it is doing to this generation of children. However from what I have seen from home learning at St Edmunds, I just feel that you have all given my son such a huge advantage and he will clearly not be prejudiced in any way. I cannot praise you all enough. Thank you so very much for all you do.
Just a huge thank you to all of you at the Prep for the outstanding provision that has been put on at school this week. It has made a huge difference to us in what has been a challenging week and I feel very fortunate that the girls are being looked after so well.
A special thank you to [anonymised] and [anonymised] who have looked after I and H in class all week and have made the last few days such an enjoyable and productive experience for them. It really does mean a lot.
We just wanted to say what a fabulous first week back, A has loved every second of online schooling this week and really enjoys seeing her classmates and [anonymised] each day. The structure is much better this way with it resembling more of a usual day at school with lessons being taught as they would be in the classroom, credit to you [anonymised] as A seems to be thriving and being very independent with all her work. I feel I have no need to wear my ‘teachers hat’ this lockdown!
I just wanted to write to thank you and all the staff for, once again, being so organised with the curriculum and keeping everyone safe. I am very thankful for this and as you know very grateful A is going to St Edmund’s.
Just a quick note to say thanks so much for a great first week of online teaching. It has been such an impressive start and I was amazed at how well organised everything was, especially when the final deadline for you to prepare was seemingly non-existent. Having a well-structured timetable with registrations and zoom lessons has definitely been welcomed, although I know how tiring it can be to concentrate online for the majority of the day - C is shattered, as I’m sure you are!
Thanks to you both and to the rest of the staff for your continued hard work to educate and care for the children - I hope you manage to have a restful weekend.
I would like to congratulate the Yr 5 and Yr2 extended teaching staff on a fantastic first week back to school (and I am sure the other year groups).
A is fully engaged and busy learning. She enjoys the zooms, the teachers have the class groups until control and actively contributing, with the odd giggle here and there just as it should be.
C's learning has again hit the right note between online and home sheets, with the absolute correct level of expectation on what can be achieved by working parents.
The organisation and communication this time has been efficient and prompt on ad hoc requests so everyone knows what they are doing. I really can not praise the team enough, and this extends to the Spanish class, the drama and PE.
A huge thank you!
We can’t thank you enough for all the wonderful support and extra efforts you and all the staff have given during these last 2 weeks. We know it must have been a very testing time.
Let me start by extending our enormous thanks to you and your dedicated staff for all the hard work you have put into planning and delivering home learning at a moment’s notice. We are so grateful to you all for your incredible efforts.
A huge thank you to yourself and your amazing staff who are doing a superb job with supporting the delivery of home school. Clearly feedback has been acted upon from the first lockdown and the combination of structure, zooms and content is just outstanding from our point of view.
We wanted to say thank you for the fantastic provision St Ed’s Prep has arranged for the children’s learning. The zooms seem to be working very well from what I can see on the days I am at home with the boys. The teachers are able to engage with the pupils one to one if needed which is great.