Community Voice

Welcome to our Community Voice Page

Please see the comments made by Governors, Visitors, Parents and Children of their experiences at the school.

Comment made by Worship Warriors

I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all your wonderful Worship Warriors for the warmth of your welcome. It was so wonderful to see the children grow in confidence week by week as they prepared and led assemblies / collective worship for the school.

All your feedback was so helpful and encouraging.

We hope you have been able to build on this since we went and are finding the ‘Assembly Resource Pack’ useful too.

Please pass on my best wishes to everyone.

God bless.

Comment made by Lucy Maxwell – Work Experience Placement

This opportunity has really opened my eyes to what being a teacher would be like and I really enjoyed it.

At the start of my placement I felt extremely nervous about joining 6M with Mr McNally and Mrs Clews, bus after the first day I felt more confident in myself and as two weeks went on my confidence majorly increased. Also partaking in tasks I have never tried before has helped me to realise I can achieve things I could not before this experience.

I would also like to express my gratitude to Mr McNally and Mrs Clews for accommodating me in their class for the two week period.

Comment made by Parent

It is really refreshing to see all the new developments that have been happening on-site at the school and with the new school uniforms.

All the teachers are welcoming & friendly and it genuinely feels like a family. The new school letters that are sent out are fantastic as they give information on what is coming up / going on in the school.

Sometimes as a busy parent it is quite easy to forget about the hard work that teachers and all the staff do at St Matthew’s.

Comment made by James – Gang’s GetAwayNGetSafe Workshop

I’ve had a great week with the Year 6 students and their enthusiasm to learn was fantastic. The friendly, caring nature of staff and children created a safe environment in which I watched the children grow in confidence and develop strategies which they can use to keep safe whilst in the community and when they move into secondary school. The “Thank you” cards which the children had made in their own time was a really nice gesture. Many personally thanked me at the end of the final session and I wish each and every one of them the safest journey in life.

I’m already looking forward to returning in the next academic year. I hope they remember my motto:



Comment made by Jennie Little – One Day Student Placement

I cannot thank you enough for your continued support and ample opportunities to come in. It’s been extremely valuable to my training. It was really nice to speak with your staff and students. Everyone has been so generous, welcoming and kind.

I just want to say that I was really impressed by how well behaved and polite your pupils are in your school. It is evident how happy they are and how much they like their teachers.

During my interviews with some pupils, they would often randomly say things like “Mr McNally is the best teacher in the whole of England” and how they think Miss Parry is a brilliant teacher – and that’s just to name a few. The Year 6n student in particular noted how tirelessly teachers seem to work and how appreciative they are for it.

If you could please pass on my thanks to all the staff and children, I would truly appreciate it. Particularly those who gave up their time for me to interview them.

Comment made by Suzanne Beyga – Broomfield

Thank you for the donation of gingham school dresses.

These will be sent to a small village in Zimbabwe for the girls to wear so they can attend the village school.

St Thomas School in Lydiate will be forwarding them on with the other donations from the Inland Revenue in Bootle.

Thank you very much you are so kind!

Comment from the NSPCC

Thank you St Matthew’s for raising £273.00 for the NSPCC.

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