Reception Parent October 2019
(Child) was really proud at getting a certificate for 25 house points, she really enjoys being praised for hard work.
(Child) continues to enjoy school and has a very good friendship with her buddy who she often holds hands with when we see them walking to school. Her enthusiasm for school is wonderful to see as her parents and we love hearing about her day!
Feedback from parent following dance performance (October 2019):
I just wanted to say thank you for inviting us into your lesson today. It was lovely to see the children perform their dances for us in an informal way and (Child) is thoroughly enjoying the new experiences of year 5 which was evident this afternoon.
July 2019 - Email to Mrs Stewart, Headteacher from Year 6 parent
We just wanted to write and say a heartfelt thank you, to you and all the staff at school, who have taught, helped, guided and encouraged our son, through his years at Stoke Mandeville Combined School.
Please pass particular thanks to Mrs Tong, Mrs Cole, Mrs Stroy, Mrs Morgan and Mrs Hayden for the support he has had in his last year. You have enabled him to manage and progress through some of his difficulties, and hopefully continue to show what he can do and who he is at his secondary school.
Thank you for putting up with our questions and giving us the time to discuss his progress and challenges.
He has enjoyed his time at Stoke Mandeville and will miss everyone, but he is ready for his next steps thanks to you all.
From Teacher taking maternity leave
"Thank you so much for all of your guidance and support this year. Being on SLT is such a pleasure and that is largely down to you. I have felt very supported and valued, a massive thank you for that."
From Year 1 Parent
Dear Mrs Stewart, thank you once again for your kindness, understanding and support again this year.
From Year 6 Leaver
To Mrs Stewart
All the way back in Year 2 you joined our good school but in Year 3 you had already made it an awesome school. We will miss you so much and really don't want to leave you or the school. Time to start a new chapter I guess.
Email from Growing Ideas Ltd September 2019
I just wanted to thank you, the staff and the children at Stoke Mandeville Combined School for making us feel so welcome on Friday. We thoroughly enjoyed our day working with you all and hope that the children are impressed with their achievements.
I have been visiting schools as an independent specialist for over 20 years and the broad spread of welcoming behaviour and smiling faces to be found across your staff is an increasingly rare thing. This kind of whole school ethos takes hard work and perseverance and I can assure you, the results are evident!
Message from the whole family:
Thank you Mrs Stewart for all your hard work over the time you have been at Stoke Mandeville. She has been supported and has thrived since your arrival. Not only have you helped the girls but you have listened to our concerns and acted where required. Thank you. As a parent I know my children are happy and safe.
A huge thank you to your and your team for all the hard work to turn the school into an amazing supportive environment for learning. The support you have given her is greatly appreciated. I know she is in a great schjool next year because of your leadership.
Child no 1
You're the best Headteacher EVER! I have really enjoyed the 4 years of you being in our school. Thank you for everything you do.
Child no 2
I am looking forward to coming back to school next year, all thanks to you. you have been a great Head Teacher, you have made my days, thanks to you I am happy at school.