What do people think about FRIS?
Email from Jacqui Patterson - Sefton Local Authority Service Manager School Improvement
Just wanted to say thank you so much for welcoming me to FRIS last week. It was an absolute joy to hear about the work you and the team have been doing and to walk around the school, chatting with various teachers.
Hi Miss Sephton,
I just wanted to feedback (will also do the questionnaire) what a fantastic stay and learn session we had in room 3 this morning. Faye is enjoying her learning with Mrs Beechey and it was so enjoyable to see the activities in practice.
Faye Scott Room 3
I felt compelled to e-mail to thank you and your amazing staff at First Steps Family Wellbeing Centre for a wonderful Family Fun Day held at school on Wednesday 24th August. I attended with my daughter and grandson, and from the moment we arrived, was blown away by the incredibly happy and welcoming atmosphere and the quality of the varied activities available.
All staff and volunteers simply did not stop smiling and this spread to those visiting too. As a Mental Health First Aider, this stood out as a day which had the potential to be proactive rather than reactive when promoting positive mental health of children and their carers. The potential impact of providing the ability to make contact with people available to support, listen and encourage is immeasurable.
Having the police in attendance, giving everyone the opportunity to meet an officer, sit in the police car and try the sirens was wonderful, emphasising the importance of seeing the police force as an avenue for support and a valued member of the school community.
The ride on train, manned by 'more mature' members of the community provided opportunities for inter-generational communication and again the happiness on the faces of volunteers and visitors was tangible.
The quality of the lunch provided for the children was excellent - a valued resource for many at this difficult time.
This entire event, really was Community Cohesion at its best with the potential for such a positive impact on so many, not just on the day but beyond, highlighting Farnborough Road Infants School as a true beacon of positivity. Long may these events continue!
Many thanks to you all.
Dear Mrs Taylor,
As the school year draws to a close, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all you, and your staff have done to welcome and integrate our daughters into the school. It is hard to believe they have only been at Farnborough for a year as they are so settled and happy in the school.
Moving our children from one town to another was really significant for us, we were anxious moving our children out of what we considered to be an excellent school and hoped Farnborough would be a happy environment for our children to transfer to, needless to say it has exceeded hopes and more, your staff have been exceptional.
We have been continually impressed at the quality of education and the extent of extra-curricular activities on offer but even more, we are bowled over by energy, enthusiasm, creativity and commitment from yourself and your staff, it really does shine through and create an outstanding school environment. The level of communication through both dojo and in person is really appreciated, for a school so large we have had no issues in contacting teachers should we need to.
A MASSIVE thank you from us to all the staff at FRIS for this past year, we wish you and all the staff a very restful summer!
Dear Mrs Taylor,
Thank you for inviting me to Year One with my drama workshop
‘The Great Green Forest’
The children certainly know lots of information about how important rainforests are!
Each class created their own unique performance of the story which showcased their high level of creativity mixed in with plenty of enthusiasm!
It was a pleasure to work with them and lovely to receive so many personal thank you’s from the children.
As always, their behaviour during the sessions was outstanding.
Marilyn Fletcher- Hill
Dear Mrs Taylor,
I am writing to thank you for having me in your school to run a Drama Workshop session for Reception.
The children were a pleasure to teach and the staff were welcoming and accommodating.
Without exception, all the children knew the behaviour expectations set within the school and came in calmly; quickly settling into the lesson attentively.
They needed no encouragement to join in and become skilled dramatists!
Each class performed a mini version of the story ’The Lion Inside’ at the end of the workshop.
With kind regards,
The Reception teachers have been audited for the delivery of the baseline assessment today by an NFER assessor. It went extremely well and Dorothy Hart was very impressed not only with the Reception teachers but with how welcoming our office team are, how lovely our school is including the values and ethos she saw on display, and how polite and respectful the children were.
I am writing to thank you for accommodating me in school on both Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Can I ask you please to pass on my grateful thanks to your SENCO, whose dedication to getting things right for children is very impressive. He was so generous with his time and I found discussion with him most valuable.
Please also thank the classteacher and teaching assistants. They were most helpful in providing assistance during individual assessment work.
You have created a tangibly happy, purposeful and inclusive ethos in school; I shall remember my visit for a long time!
Ruth Waterhouse BA (Hons) PGCE MSc C Psychol
Dear Mrs Taylor,
Thank you for your detailed tour and explanation of your school this afternoon, it was much appreciated.
It was very impressive and well equipped, and had a wow factor to it which far exceeding my expectations. All the staff we came across were all very pleasant and we felt very welcome within the surroundings.
We look forward to our daughter hopefully joining your school at some point in the future.
Myself and my wife wanted to say what a brilliant job you and the staff have been doing throughout this whole period. From the material to support home learning, to getting the school into position to be a safe environment for both staff and the children to continue their learning journey’s. It’s been nothing short of amazing.
In comparison to friends whose children go to different primary/infant schools around the Merseyside and West Lancs area, you guys seem to be leading the way!
Email from a new parent
Dear Mrs Taylor
I am blown away by the teaching staff in the nursery. I can not believe how settled my daughter is after 3 weeks in her new setting. The transition has been smooth and easy. She adores the teaching staff and assistants.
When I attended the stay and play session on her 1st day, it was clear to see how much each child meant to the nursery staff. There were no favourites, each child was actively encouraged to speak to the group and every child was expected to listen. Such a breath of fresh air to watch each child speak with confidence! Mrs Hookam is like an 'angel in disguise'. She mesmorises me how she interacts with the children.
Sadly I didn't get to see Mrs Tickle in action but my daughter gives her a big hug when she sees her in the play ground.
The nursery assistants are on the ball at all times and ever so friendly. They take their roles seriously and demonstrate such caring attitudes to the children. I can't thank you enough for taking our family on.
Dear Mrs Taylor
I just wanted to write to you with regards to Miss Jackson in Room 5. My daughter is in this class and she is having a fantastic year! Miss Jackson makes herself available for a quick chat at the drop of a hat and is always keen to help her. She has gone above and beyond, giving up her time, to organise extra maths work for her to do at home and I feel that when I am speaking with her she knows her inside out and is now going to keep me posted on her phonics progress so that I can boost her at home. I wanted to send you this email to show my appreciation for what the school is doing for my children.
My children are absolutely loving their journeys at FRIS, thank you!
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the performances by year 1 and Ladybirds. It was lovely to see how the children in year 1 have progressed since they started in reception. Ladybirds class were fantastic as well especially as they are so young and some only started in September.
I know parents look forward to these performances and really appreciate the work that all the staff put in to make them happen.
Also thank you for my Christmas card. I hope everyone has a really lovely Christmas.
I was invited to watch the rehearsal of the Year 2 Nativity Play at Liverpool Road Methodist Church this morning by Lesley Cox. I wanted to say how brilliant it was and how the pupils and staff are a credit to you. As retired teacher myself I appreciated the hard work that went on behind the scenes to produce such an effortless performance.
The theme was superb and put such a contemporary slant on a traditional story. The audience were exceptionally well behaved too. What a great advert for the school.
I came away feeling very festive and very impressed.
I wish you, the staff and all the children a very happy Christmas and New Year.
I am emailing you this morning to express my gratitude and thanks at having attended a wonderful day at Farnborough Road Infant School yesterday!
It was a pleasure to go in to the different aspects of Early Years, Phonics in Key Stage One and meet the wonderful, happy children together with such caring and enthusiastic staff!
I would be most grateful if you would convey my thanks to Mrs Taylor for organising the day and to all the staff for making myself and my fellow colleagues so welcome.
Many thanks and kind regards,
(OWLS PGCE student - Enhancement day at FRIS)
Sarah Martin - Maths Consultant - Tweeted
What a great day
@FrisInf I really enjoyed team teaching and training with colleagues. The highlight of the day was listening to lots of mathematical discussion linked to number, reasoning, proving and convincing from the very enthusiastic and engaged children. Well Done!
What do our Reception parents think of Farnborough Road Infant School?
“An outstanding school, what more can I say nothing is any trouble.”
“My son came on leaps and bounds thanks to the Nursery Staff, he was ready for Reception and came home buzzing each day.”
“Lilly has really enjoyed her time at Nursery. She feels confident being at school, as it was already part of her routine, it was a great way to introduce her to school.”
“I have been really happy with Farnborough Road Infant School staff are lovely and friendly and always approachable.”
“Farnborough Road Infant School have high standards and the core values I try to teach my children.”
“My older son already attended the Nursery so I knew how fabulous it was.”
“Farnborough has a wonderful reputation and has lived up to this. Everyone is very caring and supportive to the children and the parents.”
“I think communication at Farnborough Road Infant School is excellent”
“Farnborough Staff only say happy things about Farnborough Road, that’s why I decided if I ever had children I would send them to Farnborough.”
Just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and all your colleagues for such a fantastic day yesterday. I felt we all benefited form sharing good practice and having professional dialogue in an informal way. Thank you for the guided tour of your lovely school, and the hospitality which was very welcome. Looking forward to seeing you again soon,
Enjoy the rest of the week,
Dear Miss Cox
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Deaf Action Assembly last Thursday. The energy & enthusiasm of the children was lovely to watch and it was clear they had enjoyed the sessions with Ian and the team. I haven't seen so many children clearly enjoying and participating in an activity for a while and it was a privilege to be able to join them. Well done to all those who supported these sessions.
Please feel free to pass this on to Ian and the Deaf Action team if this helps support future sessions
Email from Kirsten Abraham - Our School Nurse - following working school during Happy Me week
Dear Mrs Taylor
I have had a wonderful week and so have all my colleagues who have helped including our nursing students! Your children were so well behaved and sat and listened so well. I told them all that I would tell you this because I was so impressed with them and you should be so proud of them!
I look forward to doing some more work in school in the future and working with the children again, I have lots of ideas I am working on.
It has been an absolute pleasure.
Thank you so much
Email from Caroline Prendergast - Parent Governor
I just wanted to express my thanks for the invitations to this years Christmas concerts. I thoroughly enjoyed the reception concert on Thursday and Butterflies concert yesterday.
All the children had obviously worked very hard to learn all the songs and their lines. I was impressed by the confident performances-not easy to do for children who are so young.
Please also pass on my thanks to the staff for all their hard work. It's such a busy time of year and I know that the parents really appreciate the time and effort that the staff put in in order to make these performances possible.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and best wishes for 2019
Email from Graham and the Pop Project
Thank you again for a lovely morning at Farnborough Road Infants.
Your children (and staff) are so enthusiastic.
Have a good Christmas.
Tweet from Award winning author Caryl Hart
Fab day today at Farnborough Road Infants... @FrisInf
Great kids.. Brilliant teachers! Thanks for having me cx
Dear Mrs Taylor
Please can you pass this on to your colleagues.
It takes special kids to have special sessions and you and your staff clearly work hard make them so.
Paul Cooper aka Chef
Junior Chef's Academy
Please can you thank all of Year 2 for their politeness and exceptional behaviour whilst at
church. They are a credit to you and your staff.
I hope you have a very happy Christmas.
John W Cass (Liverpool Road Methodist Church)
Dear Mrs Taylor
Many thanks for your kind words. We had a lovely time at Farnborough Road - your children and staff are delightful.
Pop Project Workshops 'I feel good'
Postcard from the Pop Project
We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our visit to your lovely school the other day. Your infant children were fantastic listeners, singers and dancers....the staff weren't bad either!
It was great to see everyone being involved and having fun! We hope your children were able to learn as well.
Thanks again for your warm welcome, it meant a lot to us.
It will be super to see you all again with another one of our shows so see you soon!
Regards and 'Keep Rockin'
Carol, Graham and Henry
Thank you so much for your time yesterday showing Molly and I around your school. I was really happy with what you showed us and Molly came out skipping!
Mrs Helen Harrison
Tuesday 7th March 2017
Dear Mrs Taylor, Mrs Price, Teachers and Staff,
I want to take this opportunity to thank you personally for the wonderful day I had in attending Governor Day at the school. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming throughout my time at the school, each one of you were friendly and extremely approachable. I would like to congratulate you on the success of Governor Day, I feel I gained a real insight in to the school, it was a privilege to attend classes and meet many of the pupils.
I understand teachers and schools are facing tough challenges now with one thing and another, as a parent-governor who has recently visited the school I would like to say well done! What I witnessed was passionate teaching at all levels, the progress a child makes from the very start once entering Farnborough Road Infant School to the very end as they leave in year 2 is the very best. Thank you for going above and beyond, I am proud my children attend this school and I am proud to play a part in it.
Volunteer Kirsty Wildish
Thank you Letter March 2017
Dear Mrs Taylor
Hope you are well. I am e mailing to let you know that unfortunately next week will be my last week volunteering at the nursery. I have been offered a position working at a pre-school and they would like me to start as soon as possible.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for letting me come and volunteer at your school. I have loved every second of it and will really miss it. I am very grateful to yourself and the teachers I have worked with.
8th February 2017
7th February 2017
Year 1 Trip to Chester Zoo - Twitter response
@FRISroom7 Your students were impeccably behaved in our classrooms - Well Done Year1!
24th January 2017
11th January 2017
Dental Hygiene Talks for Reception
Thanks for your time yesterday, the children were very attentive and a pleasure to meet.
Clinical Support Worker
Hampton Road Clinic
Tweet 15/12/16 FrisInf@FrISroom15 Absolutely loved seeing George in his nativity last night. I'm a very proud Mummy! Amazing school, staff and children! Amanda Cook Parent Governor
Hi, just wanted to say thank you to everyone at FRIS for making my children's time with you so enjoyable.
It's a great school and you should all be really proud of what you are achieving.
Dear Mrs Taylor
Thank you for having me . I had such a fabulous time teaching the children at your school :)
Hope to see you again soon
Dear Mrs Farmer,
On behalf of Tracey and my colleagues on the PD event team at Oxford University Press thanks once again for being our very organised and hospitable host for Tuesday’s event. Please would you pass on our thanks to Mrs Taylor and other members of staff who had been so helpful. The feedback we got from the delegates was really positive, so I’m glad that we were able to offer the opportunity to schools in the area to come along.
Dear Mrs Taylor,
I visited your nursery on two occasions recently to assess a child with additional needs and I wanted to let you know how positive this experience was.
Mrs Hookham and her team,provide a nurturing, calm environment alongside
stimulating and multi-sensory experiences .
I was really impressed by the inclusive atmosphere and the positive approaches to meeting the child's needs.
The subsequent meeting with her parent and grandparent was equally supportive .
I look forward to visiting the nursery again in the Summer term.
Associate Educational Psychologist
Dear Mrs Taylor
Dear Mrs Taylor
we are writing to congratulate your Year 1 pupils on their participation in our celebratory evening of William Shakespeare, No Holds Bard. The children not only performed with enthusiasm and confidence, but were also impeccably behaved throughout the daytime rehearsal and the evening performance, proving to be a credit to your school. They were thoroughly charming onstage and the audience, as you know, were delighted by their performance.
We would like to thank Mrs Fletcher who did a wonderful job in devising the piece, directing the children and performing with them. The piece was sufficiently challenging and was perfectly pitched to their age and ability, providing them not only with knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare's life and work, but also with valuable performance skills which they will be able to further develop in the future.
The children should be really proud of their achievement and we would be grateful if you could pass on the enclosed Performance award Certificates to them from Greenbank High School.
Deborah Bloom Ian Raikes
Drama teacher Headteacher Greenbank High School