We are justifiably proud of our school, but don't take our word for it...
Some kind words from our school community and visitors.
Dear Mr Baugh,
I am the grandparent of ________ in Reception. As a contact I receive the newsletters. I myself am a primary school practitioner, and have been teaching (and learning )for 32 years. Within that time there have been a mountain of changes but the constants have been that teaching is foremost about relationships, motivation, inspiration and educating children academically, mentally, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually not just delivering a curriculum and measuring children. That children get to discover who they really, the gifts they posses and understand the difference they can be.
All that said because I see all of that in your newsletters. Personal, vulnerable, honest, shared humanity, a sense of journeying together but the helm being steady to encourage and inspire others. Lots of schools say they are a family but you live it, breathe it and walk it.
I wants you to know how truly blessed I feel to have a grandchild under your care providing a loving, caring, safe yet challenging environment in which to grow. THANK YOU.
I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to yourself and your staff, in particular Miss Jewkes who is _____’s class teacher, for the amazing support you are providing for home learning. The amount of effort that is going in to preparing and delivering lessons for home is absolutely outstanding and we are truly grateful for all you are doing in such difficult times. It can’t be easy!
We are also grateful to the team who are delivering the home learning packs as using this material in line with the on-line material reinforces the learning so well. Having a prepared timetable with all the learning links makes life so much easier for us. I’d like to think we couldn’t go wrong as we have so much support at hand!
__________ is missing her friends although she has enjoyed bumping in to several children randomly at the local park. However she does not feel isolated from school or from learning as Miss Jewkes is accessible each day by simply logging in to the school website, Tapestry, YouTube and her passion for teaching shines through. Her delivery style is engaging, making learning fun. _____ is really enjoying seeing Miss Jewkes and even story time, which some might not deem priority, is so well received. It is something to look forward to after the Maths and Phonics! She particularly enjoyed Miss Jewkes lunch box and the “Ch” learning this week.
Thank you so much. Pewithall really is outstanding at every level!
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I am writing to provide feedback from myself and my family in regards to Pewithall School. I have older children who have attended other local schools, including a specialist base unit. As a family, we did not know Pewithall when X- my daughter started in Reception last year. However, despite the pandemic, Mr Baugh and Miss Jewkes still went out of their way to personally deliver the Reception starter packs. Masked up! Just to say hello at a distance to the new children.
The initial start was lovely for X, and we have been so grateful for every detail the school gives each of their pupils. Every morning a few teachers and often Mr Baugh stand and greet the children on entrance with a hello, or a nice smile and comment. On a Friday morning music is played outside to meet the children at their entrance. The homework folders are always given with thought and a note as to what the children are working on each week. Reading is always kept up to date and checked each day, and X is now in year 1 and told us in detail about the Battle of Hastings and how William became king. My son, who is 12 and based at The Grange is also a big history fan, and was very impressed with X's knowledge. My older daughter who is currently studying A-level history in Cronton asked X how she remembered the details. X told us Mr Stirk had first told the children about castles, obviously using the castle's history and occupants- in a fun way for the children to learn, which obviously worked!
Each week a newsletter is emailed to my work and home address which has the usual details and dates on. There is also always a note from Mr Baugh containing his message to the children that week and what they have discussed as a whole school. These messages are important life lessons for our children to be taught not just education but the social aspect of life too. He often talks of the school as part of the community, and what we can do to care for and respect one another. A certain letter one week made my teenage daughter cry with tears of relief and joy! Believe me, getting a teenage girl to listen is one thing, getting that reaction is another! He spoke about racism and how it is our duty to stand up to those that prejudice others. There is always an artist of the week included in the letters- from Beethoven to Elton John.
Our family over the past 18 months has had some very overwhelming hurdles. I've always communicated well with the school because I've always, even as a new parent, felt supported and welcomed by the school. Anything the school could do to help us as a family they have done. Make sure X is always the first priority and her needs and best interests be put first. Knowing despite the chaos around us that my daughter is in Pewithall gives me great peace.
The school not only is a community, it really reaches out to all, and gives its children a wonderful start to their young lives. The education and care from each teacher and assistant, to the children, is the best I have seen in Halton. All the staff are wonderful, reception and even the lunch staff who- X refers to as dinner time teachers.
I understand that feedback, negative or positive, is always vital. I felt as a parent who has had the experience of a few schools, that it was important for my thanks to be passed to the Governors/education department.
Parent of a child at Pewithall School
I hope you are well.
A lovely e-mail has just been passed to me from a Ms ___. In her email she expresses her gratitude and thanks to you and the School.
She advises us about how particularly welcoming, helpful and supportive you have been and comments that you take a great interest in all pupils greeting each child each day.
I have included a quote from the letter “ Pewithall is a wonderful school, which focuses 100% on the best education for each pupil and does it in a friendly and safe environment”.
I just wanted to thank you for all you and your staff and governors to support your staff, pupils and parents it really is making a difference. I am so glad it has been recognised and that one of your parents feels so strongly about it they have taken the trouble to write to us.
Education, Inclusion and Provision