Hello Mrs Fishbourne,
I just wanted to thank you and your wonderful staff for giving my children a brilliant first day back. They have both come out full of smiles and for a parent in tears over worrying if I'm doing the right thing and feeling guilty almost for being a Key Worker now means so much and I'm truly grateful. Please would you pass on my thanks to Miss Boers and Mrs Waldron.
Hi Miss Beaver
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and were able to actually enjoy some much
deserved time off.
I suspect that, unfortunately, you have had to spend more time than usual preparing for the spring
term. We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you have done for the children and will
no doubt continue to do whether that's in the class room or helping us to home school which we suspect
could be coming our way again.
As working parents we are extremely grateful to all Harvington staff for continuing to open the
school and allow the children to attend. We recognise this comes at a risk to all involved and can't
tell you how much we appreciate what you are doing.
Equally, if the decision is made to close Harvington, whether through choice or enforced, we
absolutely support the school.
Throughout the whole pandemic, we have been so impressed with how you have all adapted and
coped with the additional pressure and how hard everyone has worked to keep the children as safe as they
realistically can be while at school.
Who knows what lies ahead but we've no doubt you will all continue to do the amazing job you do
and we as parents will continue to be so very grateful.
A million thank you's to you all.
Year 1 Parents
Just to say a big thank you to you and all the staff for making my daughter's last week of term absolutely wonderful. You really went to great lengths to make it memorable and fun. Thanks so much for the pictures too. It’s wonderful to see what they are up to too!!! Year 2 Parent
Many thanks to you and the team for making this last week so special and Christmassy for the children - my daughter absolutely loved all the activities. Have a lovely Christmas! Year 2 Parent
Dear Miss Kite and Mrs Clark, thank you both so much for giving the children such a wonderful Christmas week!! So many activities and surprises and fun!!
It makes the world magical as it should be!!
Wishing you both a very Merry and healthy Christmas x Year 2 Parent
My son has had the best week in school. He loved the visit from the reindeer and the classroom party! I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the Year 3 team for making all this happen! Regardless of what is going on in the world and all the changes that have had to happen you are still able to make school a fun place to be.
Thank you for having such a huge positive impact on all our children at this time.
I wish you and your team a very merry Christmas and I hope you have a wonderful break as you deserve it. Parent
Just to say thank you, my daughter had the best day today - who knew Reindeer were so exciting!! Best day of her life apparently. Parent
This was the reply from our neighbour to my son's lockdown letter:
"I feel proud to have him as a neighbour, I've put his letter on the fridge, I will get him a thank you present when I'm in town."
Please see attached photograph of John receiving Karina's lockdown letter that she wrote at school. John was overwhelmed when he read it & it did make him smile. I am part of John's caring bubble as his own daughter lives a few miles away. Karina & I regularly visit John with homemade cakes.
John & I would like to send a big thank you to all the staff at Harvington School for helping the children write lockdown letters. What a lovely idea. Parent
Thank you for sharing all of these lovely observations from my daughter's life at school, we are so pleased that she is progressing with her learning and is enjoying herself. Thank you :) Parent (Evidence Me)
It’s lovely seeing these videos of her learning in school. She is really enjoying sharing what she has done at school. Parent (Evidence Me)
"It's wonderful that you are managing to get the whole school back for some much needed school time for all the children, such a positive 'can do' attitude." Volunteer
"The planning and dedication that goes into opening the school and teaching our children." Parent
"I think Harvington have been exceptional in their communication, support and organisation in a very difficult time for all." Parent
"They absolutely love being back at school at both the key worker group & back in the classroom with their teachers. I am so lucky to have such kind, willing & lovely people looking after my girls." Parent
"What this journal also shows is just how much work the Reception Team have put in and how much value you have all added to the children's education and emotional development. We can't thank you all enough for all that you have done to make my child's first year at school such a great experience for him and for us. It really is very much appreciated." Parent
"Colleagues who have visited your school confirm that the pupils' attitudes to their work and their behaviour in lessons is exceptionally good."
"Thank you for your strong leadership. I am sure you will continue to be ambitious for your school and that you will continue to work to develop outstanding provision." Gail Quinton, Director of Children's Services
"The school values every adult and pupil as an individual. It is highly successful in removing barriers to learning so that all pupils, but particularly those at risk of not doing well, have an equal chance of success." Ofsted
"Firstly, can I say a huge thanks for making my child's first week at nursery 'amazing', I understand what a stressful time it must be for all the teachers and staff and in my opinion have and are doing a fabulous job. Thank you for all you do for all the children." Parent
"Just wanted to say a huge 'Thank you' to you all. We really appreciate all the hard work you've put in to get the children back to school and safely during this unusual and stressful time. It has certainly improved all our mental health, getting some form of normality back!!
We are so pleased we sent our daughter to Harvington and are already feeling sad that she only has one year left.
We hope you all have a well deserved break and look forward to returning in September.
Thanks so much everyone." Parent
Today, a group of young children from your school, in the company of their escort, delivered a box full of harvest fare to my door, with admirable politeness.
I wanted you all to know, especially the children, how much such a gift means. I want you to know that I am grateful for the foodstuffs, but - for me - more importantly, how grateful I am for your generous gifts of love, thoughtfulness and kindness.
As a small child, I can recall delivering such parcels myself and the joy I felt watching each persons face alight with a smile. I now understand how it feels to be the recipient of such generosity. Perhaps, as you youngsters grow and mature, you too will eventually be able to see and feel the special difference you make.
When you are disabled, in pain or elderly, it is very easy to become isolated and downcast. Just knowing that such love is in this world, makes the isolation and pain less difficult to bear.
So I send you my heartfelt thanks and love for your gifts, with hope that you will continue in such beautiful endeavours. God bless you all.
I would like to thank you all very much for the lovely Harvest box you gave me. I will certainly enjoy everything in it. It was a lovely thought. Love to you all.
Thank you very much for our Harvest basket, how kind of you to think of us. It was delivered by a teacher and child, accompanied by a cheery smile. We have only recently moved into the village and this visit and gift were a delightful surprise.
What a lovely surprise I had being handed a box with lots of nice goodies that had been decorated with care. I am pleased we have this event in the village, it brings the whole community together. Thank you again.
Thank you boys and girls for your gift of lovely fruit and vegetables and so much more in a beautiful box decorated with autumn leaves.
Thank you so much for my harvest gift in a beautifully decorated basket. The chocolate biscuits were delicious!! The school’s thoughtfulness is much appreciated.
Thank you so much for the lovely harvest basket that you delivered. I try to eat as healthily as I can and I will enjoy the fruit with my morning yoghurt.
Many thanks for our Harvest Basket. It is so lovely to see the staff and children every year. We are grateful that the school remembers the older people in the village. We hope you have a happy autumn term.
Thank you so much for the fruit and veg. I’m going to make some soup and use the cabbage in my Sunday roast. Have a lovely half-term.