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Learoyd Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 8PJ

01202 380015

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Canford Heath Infant School

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Parent/Carer Questionnaire


Covid-19 - What our Parents/Carers said:

My wife & I really appreciate the hard efforts you all are taking to manage in these difficult times. We both will not be able to fully understand but it must have been your great team effort and long working hours to organise to provide all the online learning provisions you are offering so quickly.


Hello, thank you for all you have done and continuing to do for our children, we really do appreciate all your hard work. It’s not an easy situation for anyone.


I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you and your staff have put into the remote Learning. G is enjoying the interaction of the zooms and the video lessons are set out very well and she enjoys them. Appreciate all your hard work in such stressful and strange times.


I wanted to thank you and the management team for all your hard work. I know the stress that you guys are dealing with and appreciate it. Thank you for taking our children and giving them some normal in these strange times. They are really enjoying school and lessons that are still interactive. The remote learning package looks fantastic and shows how much you have reflected on last time. Thank you for being at the gate and listening to parents.


Thank you so much for your fantastic comms over such a difficult time for everyone. The access to the first weeks learning schedule, the links provided and the remote learning videos have been a massive help for us! H has enjoyed seeing the teachers and familiar work immensely. It must be so difficult in an ever changing environment so thank you. 


I wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work with setting up the virtual classes and work packs. We have really felt the benefits of these even in the first few days so it is greatly appreciated.  They have helped us to stay positive in the knowledge that we will have these resources in the weeks to come too!


Thank you for everything you are doing. Even though it's crazy busy you all are so organised & polite & try to help.Thank you for the hard copy's of school work. Without you being so organised a few children would fall behind as we are not all internet friendly. 


We just wanted to say thank you to you both and to the Early Years Team for the fantastic work that you have done with our daughter L, both before and during this pandemic.  As secondary school teachers we know how difficult this situation has been for you all - with the quick turn-around, getting lessons prepared in very different formats, the health and safety aspect of all teachers and children, and countless other obstacles that have been presented along the way - we really do appreciate it. 


L has loved every bit of her learning at CHIS from September and we cannot thank you enough for the dedication of you and your staff. 


I’d like to say a massive thank you for all the resources that you have sent out for Home Learning. We feel very supported by yourselves and the school and that is very much appreciated. 


I just wanted to say how fantastic we think the home learning is. Given that its a pandemic and all a bit crazy etc. We have really appreciated the short zooms for keeping in touch with school (and giving us a start time in the morning!)  The videos are fantastic, and I do appreciate that must be taking time to make. The tasks are all manageable at home and its been a great mix of videos and tasks.


Dear teachers, I just wanted to take the time to say a heartfelt thank you for everything that you have provided for my children in year 4 and 6.  They are loving the zoom check-ins and the work is high quality. They have also been delighted with the phone contact from the teacher. As a teacher myself I can recognise the extra effort that has gone into this and so I wanted to make sure that you know that your efforts are very very much appreciated by myself and my girls.


Just wanted to say that I think the remote learning provided so far has been absolutely brilliant so thank you all very much.


Thank you too all the staff.. teachers, TAs, heads and deputy heads, office, lunchtime ladies, caretakers and the cleaners, without you all the school wouldn't have been able to do what it has. I'm so grateful for the zoom calls, the work videos and the regular phone calls. You have gone above and beyond for your pupils. It was so much easier this time.


My husband and I would like to thank you for all your hard work during this difficult time. The provision you put into place for our son as a 'Key Worker' child was brilliant and meant that he enjoyed coming to school despite things being a little different and missing lots of his friends. Your staff really have gone above and beyond for the children and it really is very much appreciated. 


I am writing to thank you for all your efforts during 'lockdown school'. The communication from the trust throughout this period was outstanding, being both direct and clear. The organisation of bubbles and COVID protocols from the outside looked smooth and successful, ensuring a safe and supportive environment for the children. The teaching and learning remained at a consistently high level. The biggest compliment I can give is that my daughter came home from 'lockdown school' buzzing with enthusiasm every day - exactly how she would come out everyday from class under normal school conditions.


We would like to say a big thank you to all of you for the super great work that you have done, as always, but specially during this uncertain times. It made a huge difference on W’s learning and well being. We do appreciate everything you have done.


I just want to Thank everyone for providing the home learning packs for Children who do not have internet at home. All the teachers have done amazing in supporting the parents & grandparents & the children doing home learning. The e mails of encouragement when a child has worked hard to do something at home & sent into school. Both schools CHIS & CHJ have been amazing.


I cannot imagine the stress and demands that facilitating the reopening of the schools has placed on all the staff but it has been an amazing success.  Both of our children have seamlessly returned to their respective schools and this has in no doubt been due to the excellent planning, co-ordination and positive attitude all the staff have shown when welcoming back the children.  We are aware of the huge amount of effort that has gone into helping them settle back into the school routine and the continuing drive to help all the children catch up on their education as quickly as possible.  All staff, the Teaching Assistants, Lunchtime Supervisors, Teachers, Administration Staff and Pastoral Care, have displayed an amazing level of professionalism and dedication to their jobs. This is even more impressive when you take into account that all staff have been having to personally cope with the issues the Covid situation has thrown at them and with looking after their own families at a difficult time. Once again thank you for such a successful reopening and all of the effort the staff have put into it.  I feel confident that I speak for the overwhelming majority of parents when I say that we consider ourselves fortunate that our children are attending your schools.