Lovely things people have said about Webster!
Through this page we will share some of the fantastic feedback we have had about our school!
Parent email about our the new newsletter written by our Arts Ambassadors:
I love the art newsletter!
Brilliant idea. Great to see what has been going on. Hope this is a regular thing.
Take a look at the newsletter here: https://www.webster.manchester.sch.uk/our-school/webster-weekly-201314
An email from Councillor Gary Bridges, April 2020:
Thank you. In these difficult and strange times I wanted to thank you for everything you are doing to support the children in your school.
I have been so impressed at how schools and nurseries in our city have stepped up to the disruption and to the huge challenges to make sure that children are supported; their welfare prioritised, and opportunities to learn given wherever possible.
For many schools like yours this has involved going above and beyond, and staying open over what should have been the Easter holidays. This is an incredible commitment.
As the city and the country battles the health crisis, key workers in our health services, social care and vital grocery stores are needed like never before. Your decision to stay open for those families who need to access your school are crucial both to those families and in turn, to all of us.
On behalf of Manchester City Council I wanted to extend thanks for everything you are doing. In these very difficult times it is reassuring to know that children in our city - both those in school and those at home- are being cared for and that schools like yours are staying open to allow key workers to keep going.
I know that the Director of Education is in touch daily but if there is anything you need please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
A message from Researchers at MMU and Eskisehir Osmangazi University (Turkey):
Feedback from a parent:
A message from a group of teachers who visited us from Aalborg in Denmark recently:
"A lovely school and what a beautiful bunch of children!" Stephen Mulhern, Presenter.
Thank you for attending the Green Summit. I hope the pupils enjoyed the day listening, learning and taking part in the event.
It was lovely to meet the pupils from Webster Primary School.
I led a table discussion in the afternoon in the ‘public sector space’ on waste crime which your pupils took part in. I was very impressed with their knowledge of the environment and understanding of what they can do at home and school to help reduce waste; encourage recycling and protect and improve their environment. They asked some great questions and had great ideas which will be incorporated into the 5 Year Environment Plan (Sustainable Consumption and Production: ‘Let’s Get Rid of Waste’).
Jane Sansbury: Waste Crime Engagement Specialist, Environment Agency.
Feedback from work experience students:
Thank you for offering the opportunity for me to spend a week on work experience with you; it was highly enjoyable. I was able to develop a variety of new skills such as communication. And I have gained a valuable insight into teaching young children from this experience.
Yourself and the other members of staff that I have worked with during the week were extremely welcoming, helpful and gave me lots of useful careers advice.
This experience has definitely increased my interest in pursuing this career.
Thank you for the amazing week.
Utterly fantastic to see yourself and the kids from Webster yesterday, the children as always were a huge credit to the school. They spoke with such enthusiasm and articulation – the room wasn’t the same once you had all left! Steven Roper- Primary School Coordinator, Whitworth Art Gallery
Feedback from Just Teachers: I just wanted to give you some feedback from one of the teachers who are providing mentor cover at the moment. _____ has just called me to say that she had the most delightful Year 2 class yesterday and without exception all the staff she has encountered on the 2 blocks she has covered have been very helpful and welcoming.
Our Hate Crime Awareness event, an overview and feedback!
A kind and thoughtful letter from a parent- January 2018:
A letter from Mr Dean following Year 6 Citizen workshops:
'Thank you for your kind words. Our son is truly happy at Webster and we are both delighted with the progress he is making, it's fantastic we've found a school that understands and meets his needs so thoroughly.' Year 1 Parent, May 2017
'I want to express my sincere gratitude for sharing our daughter's progress. Especially her support of a child with additional needs. You made our day. Many thanks for all you have done for our daughter. I am really speechless and all I can manage to say is thank you.' Reception Parent, May 2017
'We have returned to Sweden but I would like to tell you that Webster is one of the best schools in the UK. Me, my wife and our children miss coming to Webster school so much.' Parent, May 2017
' I am writing to thank you and your staff for the quality of training and support given to one of our students who recently successfully completed her BA2 primary placement with you. She made impressive progress during her placement. We very much appreciate the expert advice and guidance available to our students when on placement in your school. The excellent progress the student made is largely down to the high quality mentoring and tutoring she received. Please pass our particular thanks to the class mentor who I know invested a great deal of time and energy in supporting her.' Corinne Woodfine, Partnership Co-ordinator BA2 SBT Lead
The panel commended your school's high ambitions for arts and culture and the strength of the partnerships you have developed. Your relationship with Manchester Camerata was highlighted and the panel look forward to seeing how you extend this ambassador model across other art forms. Your school has been awarded Artsmark Platinum. Congratulations!
Amanda Rigler, Senior Officer, Artsmark, Arts Council England, March 2017.
'I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to complete my placement at your wonderful school. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and couldn't have wished for a better school. I'll miss all of the staff and children a lot but hopefully I will be back for a visit. All the best for the future.' Emily Hollinshead, MMU Student & Everton Ladies football player, March 2017
'Thank you for helping my daughter become the best version of herself. A school that builds rather than breaks children! A beautiful start to my child's world of education. Thank you for the support you and your team have provided each of us. It's been a very special, very important part of our live has Webster. Thank you for everything and may the new year be filled with great things.'
A Christmas card from a parent- December 2016
A few comments from our recent Parents' Survey:
' I am very happy with how far the school has come.'
' I like everything about the school and have nothing to add because everything is going amazingly, I love my kid's school.'
' My children love coming to Webster and always have so much to share with me on the way home. Any issues I have regarding their school work or behaviour has been met with supportive advice. I've always felt supported as a parents and family.'
' Thank you for every little bit of support you give my children.'
' One of the best schools.'
' Excellent school, Thank you.'
' Very good school, I love it!'
I'd just like to thank you, the teachers and the children for what has been my favourite series of workshops that I've been involved with, and to say that I think that you all do a remarkable job at Webster Primary.
Stephen Nuttall, Illustrator, September 2016
Dear Mr Jackson, Thank you so much for spending time showing me around school today. I cannot tell you what it meant to me to visit again after all these years. I was so impressed with the facilities and the grounds and am in awe of you and the staff who have worked so hard to turn the school around. You have an amazing team who obviously work tirelessly to ensure that the children in your care receive the best education possible. Believing in the children is what makes the difference!
I hope it will be possible to keep in touch and if your children ever want to combine a visit to a contrasting school with a visit to the beach you are more than welcome. We are about a mile away from Cleveleys sea front where there are beach sculptures and a book written about the prom called 'The Sea Swallows'. Just a thought!
Thank you once again and very best wishes to you, your team and the children of Webster Primary.
Gill Finney: Headteacher, Baines Endowed V.C. School, Thornton
I was in a meeting yesterday with Mrs. Hall, and she told me about all of the amazing things that the school does to promote diversity and inclusion. I was so impressed that I had to say congratulations on all of your achievements and all the best of luck with you diamond award - I'm sure you'll get it! You have really inspired me and I hope that one day my school can be as inclusive as yours. Your website is now on my 'Favourites' list so that I can keep being inspired by you and all of the work you do.
Annita Boucher : Lead Practitioner - Geography, Shuttleworth College
We were very proud to achieve the SSAT Educational Outcomes Award 2014 and 2015 for our children's outstanding progress.
Feedback from Manchester Museum:
"I have had the pleasure of teaching Webster's Year 3 and 4 classes on numerous occasions over the past couple of years. The pupils have always been interested, engaged and exceptionally characterful. Webster classes are reliably brilliant fun to teach, and seem to have a well fostered sense of community that encourages them to courteous to both museum staff and their peers. Webster staff are equally wonderful to work with. I've always found the staff to be incredibly attentive to the needs of their classes, and colleagues at all levels clearly have a a very positive, nurturing relationship with their pupils. This is reflected in the pupil's behaviour and attitude to learning." Jack Ridley, Inflatable Museum Coordinator, Manchester Museum
"The children I've had the pleasure of teaching have been tremendously fun with a fantastic sense of humour and show a clear love of learning- a testament to the sort of positive environment Webster provides for it's children." Matt Hallsworth, Learning Programme Assistant, Manchester Museum.
Feedback from a Change 4 Life event attended by a group of pupils and young leaders, 3rd May 2016:
Letter from Nick Gibb MP:
A note from a parent: 4.1.16
"My child has spent a great first semester at Webster, and I would like to
thank you and all his teachers for this unforgettable experience."
A google review from Adrian, one of our fantastic coaches:
A letter of thanks following our Harvest Festival food donation:
On this young lady's last day with us she gave us this lovely letter:
Feedback from a parenting course, April 2015:
Letter from David Laws MP:
It has been a pleasure working with the children again this year, I really feel that they have enjoyed their time drawing and have produced some great artworks along the way. Thank you for giving me the opportunity of working with your school again; you have a great bunch of children there! Stephen Nuttall- Artist 17.12.14
"Many thanks again for your offer of help; everyone here has been praising your school for being a genuinely reliable and dependable friend and partner". Mamta Naik (Senior Lecturer in Education at MMU)- October 2014
Thank you Webster school for your confidence and belief in Emaan. A big thank you to Mr Jackson and the whole staff who were directly involved in Emaan's learning and continuous progress throughout the years. She is definitely going to miss her lovely school, teachers and friends. Parent 2014
Feedback from the Maths Parent Workshop 11.11.14:
"some great ideas to work on and try out, really helpful session, thank you"
"again, another amazing maths workshop at Webster Primary School, than you Miss Essat & Mr Fairless"
"Today was very informative and fun. I've been given lots of good ideas that i'm looking forward to trying at home, especially the games"
" I think it's a good way to teach children how to count numbers and understand them"
"We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the considerable effort and support you have put in for the new generation. We will really miss Webster Primary School" Parent 2013
"Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to work at your school for the last 2 weeks. I have really enjoyed getting to know the pupils and have learnt a lot from the lovely staff in the Rainbow Rooms. Webster is a great school and everyone made me feel very welcome." Michelle, Student 2014
Feedback from University of Manchester staff following a PGCE science demonstration in 2B: