Testimonials

Working closely with students’ families is a crucial part of our work at Addington Valley Academy. We want to ensure that the school is doing everything it can to support and nurture  students. Your feedback helps us to focus on key areas for improvement and the issues that are important to you and your child.

Some comments from parents and carers:

I would also like to thank Fadia for all the calls I receive with great enthusiasm every week informing me of how well my son is progressing , Anna, Louina, Melissa and Michelle and everyone else whose name I haven’t mentioned  for all their work, kindness and support towards my son and his studies. I have noticed my son is a lot more confident in all his skills and activities, and he is learning everyday since attending this school. Thank you for your patience, and ability to find talent in every child, for the fact that every day you touch someone’s life. You give knowledge, share experience, pay attention and, in the end, give a piece of your heart. Thank you for your efforts, your unique approach to each child, your limitless patience and responsibility. Thank you for finding the right words and complex material in an accessible and understandable way. It is impossible to express our admiration for your talent and experience, for giving children faith in themselves and their strengths. We wish you good health and good luck!

Parent 2024

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for making all this happen! I just want you all to know, I don’t take it for granted and I really don’t know how to express my gratitude for everything that you have done/do and will do for my daughter. You don’t know her like I knew her and you have no idea of who she is today ALL THANKS TO YOU and I mean all ALL of her AMAZING TEACHERS she’s had up until today. AND I AM VERY,VERY GRATEFUL!!

Parent 2024

We don’t know where our child would be if it weren’t for yourselves. Joe helps us so much with medical visits. You guys are truly special

Parent 2024

I just wanted to say thank you for your support and kindness and would like to share with you how happy we are with how our son has settled into AVA and Tull class, he is like a different child. Since starting just a couple of weeks ago we can already see such a positive change in him. He is so happy and excited to go to school in the mornings. Even though he cannot speak, his actions tell it all. As soon as I put on his uniform he starts jumping and running to the front door to leave! I have never seen him act this way to go to school!

His meltdowns have become less and when he does have one they are shorter. His self-regulation has improved.

He smiles so much more and seems so content and happy.  Laura & The Tull class team have been amazing and I’m so grateful to them for making his transition so seem-less. Laura has been so supportive & full of good ideas. The team are fantastic.

I go to work in the morning knowing that my son is cared for, safe and thriving in a place he has the opportunity to reach his full potential.

When you become a parent of a child with Autism & Additional needs, every aspect of your life changes forever. My son being in such a wonderful setting has given us hope for the his future & us as a family something we haven’t had for a long-time.

You have a very special school with very special people working there and we are so fortunate, blessed and grateful that my son is part of that. Thank you very very much for giving us a light at the end of a long tunnel.

Parent September 2022

Honestly, sitting in the parent workshop, I felt simultaneously humbled and proud that my son has been given the opportunity to be educated at your school, and chuffed that you all are continuing to ‘walk your talk’ and action the principles you have spoken of since AVA’s inception. My wholehearted thanks and appreciation to you all.

Parent March 2022

The progress my son has made is phenomenal, we couldn’t be happier. We feel very lucky that he’s in this school.

Parent February 2022

I was really touched by how kindly my son’s teacher handled my call this morning. Yet another instance of the love and care that permeates throughout the staff culture; it really means a lot – thank you.

Parent November 2021

My son joined Addington Valley Academy in September 2021 and we are very happy with the progress he has made in a short period of time. During half-term we were able to take our son to the park where he enjoyed playing on the swings and tried out the other playground equipment rather than just wanting to play with the grass or dirt. He also calmly and safely held our hands whilst travelling to the park and back, meaning we didn’t have to worry that he might run into the road. We would like to thank his teacher Jack, and Johnson class team for their hard work and commitment.

Parent November 2021

Please could you pass onto to everyone at Addington Valley Academy that we appreciate all the hard work in helping with my son’s education whilst at home. The home packs get better and better every week!

Parent – January 2021

I think your school and staff are amazing and you have wowed me! My son was very anxious about starting at a new school, but after one week he said it was ‘the best school’. He has tried many new foods and I have added some of them to his regular diet. His maths skills are improving, but best of all, he said ‘I have a friend’ – which is huge! Thank you for all of the effort – it really shows.

Parent – November 2020