What People Say
Parent View of The Mary Towerton School
As a parent, I want to be sure that a school is bringing out the best in my child and encouraging him to succeed and grow both academically and socially. All schools face challenges both nationally and individually but it is how these are met, embraced, learned from and turned around that is the mark of a school.
We chose Mary Towerton school for the engaging, supportive and attentive staff who approach and nurture each child on a personalised basis. We’ve seen the curriculum offerings grow as the school has grown into a primary and been impressed by the resilient and resourceful staff team and leadership who have met all challenges with calm, considered action.
Most of all, I want my child to be happy at school in a supportive environment and to find a joy in learning that will become life-long - this is what I feel The Mary Towerton School gives my child.
But to get the best idea of what it’s really like, the person to ask is a child. So I asked my 8 year old, who has just started in Year 4, a few questions….
What do you like doing at school?
“My favourite things are science and art. We’re doing Vikings and I like looking at the details of their ships and their shields. In science, we’re doing solubility and insolubility…and some other things about objects that we’ve just started.”
Thank you to those parents who completed the parent survey in November 2020.
Parent and carers responses to the question:
In your opinion, what are the best things about The Mary Towerton School?
- Every teacher knows my child by name so he is easily adaptable to having a different teacher in their class to teach them. He can interact with children from other years (non COVID times!)
- Outdoor activities.
- I feel that the teaching and attention given to my children is individually tailored to both support and challenge them. The school has really embraced all the ways it can enrich my children’s learning experiences and drive continued improvement within the school.
- Staff, teachers etc. are very approachable and easy to talk to which is helpful with a child with severe behaviour and emotional needs.
- School is small all the staff are very friendly and it is in a nice area.
- The small class sizes & the ethos of the school. I believe that the happiness of the children is put first. The curriculum is fun and aimed at engaging the children. They certainly enjoy coming to school.
- Small inclusive nurturing school. All the staff know the children well & their individual needs.
- Small school, everybody knows everyone.