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general comments

in our role as specialist provider, we regularly host students on placement. please see below some of recent comments about our school:

Debbie was incredibly helpful and welcoming.  She went out of her way to inform me of what the school/nursery does and was always asking if there was anything else I would like to know. All staff “SEN” and “mainstream” were really great and please pass on my thanks and gratitude.  Thank you for being so accommodating and to the head teacher.  

Reading University SEN Student  visit to Nursery. (2012)


Everybody was very helpful and made me feel welcome. I learnt a lot from both the staff and children during my placement – thank you. 

Henley College student on a 6 week placement in Nursery. (2012)


I have enjoyed being able to have the opportunity to work with children with special needs and to be able to work one to one....  I have really enjoyed my time here and have learnt lots about working with special needs. 

Student on a 6 week placement in Nursery (2012)


I have loved my time at the school and I have gained lots of experience and strategies which will help me in the in future. – Thank you.

College placement student. (2012)


I loved the variety and range of activities and skill observed in just one day.  It’s a lovely school.

SEN work experience student.


Very welcoming and friendly staff.  Flexible enough to let us have hands on experience.  Thank you very much for this incredibly informative and useful experience

SEN experience for Trainee Teacher. (2012)

The warmth of this school hit me as soon as I came in.  It has been wonderful learning from Judy.  Thank you to Columba Class.

PGCE student – Diversity Placement (2012)

I wanted to say a personal and huge thanks for accommodating our trainees.  Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, especially with regards to the ethos and facilities at Bishopswood, also the helpfulness of the staff.

Mary Cockayne, Assistant Director PGCE Primary Reading University (2012)

2nd kidmore end brownies visit

A letter from Brown Owl following an evening tour of Bishopswood Primary Department in October 2012... Click to enlarge.

...and a colourful selection of letters from her brownies!