At the Bridge we use evaluation forms and group discussion to evaluate the quality of the service we provide. We invite comments from students, parents, carers, schools and professionals at any time.
Parent View with Ofsted.
If you wish to feedback your comments and suggestions please e-mail or contact the Bridge for a form. Alternatively you can provide anonymous feedback to Ofsted about the Bridge Training and Development. Please go to the Ofsted website https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login to complete their questionnaire. Please ask at reception for the parent view leaflet guide if needed. Thank you for taking the time as parents and carers to provide us with this feedback.
Results of surveys are fedback to students and their suggestions are acted upon where possible.
Here is some of our recent feedback from students on the animal care courses-
” It is really good fun, a good experience meeting new people, learning how to care for animals properly especially the chickens and sheep, gain knowledge and confidence around a variety of animals, love handling and caring for the indoor animals different ones to the ones you have at home. Staff are really nice and it’s good to work as a team. It’s a good learning opportunity and it looks good on your CV, other students have used their certificates from the Bridge to help get a job.”
Here is some of our recent professional feedback-
“As a carer I have been amazed by the development of our foster child both emotionally and the change in his attitude towards education.”
“The Bridge provides a degree of flexibility and focus on the individual that can enable even those who really have struggled to feel valued, to engage and fulfil their potential”.
‘ By working with The Bridge and as a result of their holistic, yet tailored approach to learning, the rewards…have been remarkable and for that we are extremely grateful; the team have made a difference, the pupils we send can now see a true purpose for learning and challenges do not seem so overwhelming now.’
Welland Primary School
I have been placing students at the Bridge for many years now. Students embrace the placement and grow in confidence every week. It benefits their self-esteem. Their knowledge of animal care has grown. Being out of the school environment has been very good and is the highlight of their week.
Tina Hollyhead Diverse Curriculum Coordinator at Chantry High School.
Our students look forward to their time at the Bridge with enthusiasm. They relish the opportunity to demonstrate a range of new and different skills and bask in the feelings of success that this brings.
Anne Picthall Deputy Headteacher at Hanley Castle High School.
“After years of struggling with dyslexia at Primary School, in year 6 our son was offered the opportunity to attend The Bridge. It transformed my son from a child who would cry at bedtimes and cling on to me in the mornings, such was his dislike of being left at school, he wasn’t able to cope with change, had extremely low self esteem and confidence in his abilities because no matter how hard he tried he was always at the bottom of the class. After a few weeks of attending The Bridge we noticed a difference, his confidence started to grow, the tears stopped, he realised that learning wasn’t just about what you put down on paper but learning life skills, looking after animals, baking, gardening, driving tractors. His group worked on a project which was to make a toylander jeep, the 3 boys were delighted at the end of term to be able to show their class mates what they had achieved over the term, it was wonderful to see their pride and enthusiasm. We believe this experience helped significantly with his move to high school, he has surprised us by getting the bus every day, taking responsibility for organising his time and homework which has been a major feat. “
Parent of a Primary School student.