Parents Feedback 2016

"Dear Mrs Higley 

I was one of the mums that attended the star of the week assembly yesterday afternoon. My son was chosen this week. I just wanted to say what a fantastic idea this is. What a brilliant way of really valuing the children and this must be such a great boost to their self esteem. My husband and I very much enjoyed the assembly and couldn't have been any prouder of our son. We couldn't help but notice how fantastically well behaved all of the children were. They all looked so happy and settled. This always reflects whenever we come into the school right from 2 years ago when I had my first visit to the school. I knew right away this was the right school."


Pastoral Support (Autumn 2016)

"It is very reassuring as a parent to witness the high priority that East the Water school places on the welfare of all students.  Thank you for putting our minds at ease. Keep up the good work!"


Hearing Support Centre - Outreach Team

"I could not have asked for more....... So much help has been given directly because of Teacher of the Deaf's visits."

"The experience offered by the Teacher of the Deaf is invaluable in ensuring that our child is supported as well as he can be with input from support teachers facilitated by her advice."

"She (Teacher of the Deaf) helped us take action when ( ) would refuse to wear his hearing aids. The advice she gave helped hugely and now we have no issues at all."

"I just want to say a massive thank you for all Linda's support because I wouldn't have been able to do it without her. I really appreciate it and she has taught me so much."

"Linda has been utterly fantastic with us. She is always reassuring us of our ability to sign well and she is filled to the brim with positivity, it makes us more eager to learn with her."


Parents workshops (Summer term 2016) – science enquiry and writing

"We both enjoyed working together, solving the problems to try and make our rocket work. Next time we would like more time to build our invention- may need days!"

"Great being involved in such a fantastic session which really sparked my imagination and sharing this my daughter."

"Great to see how good my Mum is! More biscuits please."

"More sessions please, maybe over a number of weeks. Nice for the older children to have 1:1."

"I enjoyed making stuff with my Dad."

"I enjoyed being able to work alongside Isla and see how she works and thinks at school."

"More of this, don’t change a thing!"


Physical Education KS2 survey: 

“I love PE because it’s really fun and gives the class exercise.”

“The only thing that would make PE better is if we could do it more often.”


Parents respond to our 1st Coffee Morning:

"The Coffee Morning was very good! Brilliant organisation, I found it very helpful and was a lot of useful professionals there. Very good!"

"I thought the Coffee Morning was fantastic. Brilliant idea and got some very useful information from different services".


Letter from Sue Clarke

Devon County Council, Head of Education and Learning

"It gives me great pleasure to congratulate your school on improving outcomes for pupils. You are one of the most improved schools in Devon. It is clear that you and your staff have provided your pupils with a good start in life and prepare them well for secondary school. I would like to congratulate your staff, governors, parents and pupils for their hard work and success."


Bideford Library: 

"Without exception, your students are bright, enthuasiastic, very well behaved and great fun to be around! And the teaching staff all appear really friendly, popular and "in-tune" with their pupils.

From the little ones in receprion to the childern in their final years at East-the-Water Primary School - you should be very proud at having produced such great kids."


Parents respond to our 1st Maths Cafe:

"I have really enjoyed finding out what the children are learning and being involved- thank you!" 

"I thought the Maths Cafe was great to how the children are learning so I can support them at home."

"The Maths Café was great. Please do more. Its a great way for me to learn and help understand what my child needs to know."

"Its good to know what our children are learning so we can match it at home."