We're really looking forward to working in your lovely school and supporting your wonderful pupils.
-Scott, NHS Eyecare Service
Thanks so much for taking the time to show us round - your school has such a lovely feel to it and we can’t wait to get started.
-Emma, NHS Eyecare Service
"You are fun, kind and always have my back. If it wasn’t for you my dinner times would be so boring. A big thanks to the staff for making sure all the kids were safe at all times and the children always made sure I wasn’t being boring by telling me what to play. Through discovery we grow."
- Discovery Playtime Buddy from Brambles Primary Academy
I have enjoyed seeing the relationships that the staff build with every child, how personal everything is too each child to get the most from everyday.
"To all teachers and staff. Thank you so much for everything you have done for my daughter."
"Very impressed with the energy and passion of the staff! Very dedicated team."
- Dance Teacher
"We’ve noticed our son’s progress since he’s been here. He’s speaking in longer sentences and we don’t have as many melt downs. Well done team!"
Ambition and high expectations are in evidence throughout the academy and children, staff and families have risen to this challenge.
Discovery is a very friendly person centered school where every member of staff is passionate about meeting the needs of every child and progressing them onto their future.
Photographs in classrooms and corridors capture children deeply engaged in their learning and wider experiences.
"I am really pleased with the progress my son has made since attending Discovery, he has come on in leaps and bounds and looks forward to going to school on a morning."
"The staff at the academy do an amazing job. My son has come on so much in just his first term here."
Celebration assembly demonstrated the flexible, responsive approach and the family spirit.
"I cannot praise them enough. Every member of staff we have come across has been amazing, The best school by far for children with special/complex needs."
The children are blessed to have staff like that. All they want is for your child to succeed.
I had the best day. The kids are gorgeous and the teachers and staff are so organised, just perfect. Just how it should be!
I think it is lovely how each staff member understands each child. There is an amazing atmosphere and the environment is key.
The staff at Discovery genuinely care about their students well-being and their happiness and that shines through
I wouldn’t have my child anywhere else, we all love Discovery
I love how much my child has come on since joining Discovery
Discovery Special Academy is an amazing school, it caters for children and their individual specific needs with that extra caring touch
She loves going to school and the progress she has made is fantastic, the communication and support is brilliant for not only my child but as a family too
The school is amazing and before my son attended he couldn’t do all the things he can now, and as a Dad I am very happy
The relationship between the staff and pupils is kind, caring and patient. The staff go above and beyond to cater to every child's needs.
I couldn’t be happier with my child’s progress since starting at Discovery
When we started visiting Discovery Academy with our dogs we weren't sure what to expect or how the dogs would take to it. The staff have been so lovely and welcoming. The reaction of the children has been amazing. The school is totally inspirational. Each week when we drive away we know we have made a difference to those children's lives and are very proud of our dogs.
-Lynne and Paul (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)
My son is learning new things everyday.
I honestly cant' thank the staff enough, they are all amazing.
Well that was an amazing session. We were both blown away by the children, staff and school.
-Lynne (Therapy Dogs Nationwide)
It is clear at Discovery that the adults and children have mutual respect and adoration for each other
Every day when I drop my child off and pick him up I see all of the staff smiling, the children are all smiling, staff and children are interacting with each other so lovely, everybody who I speak to is so kind and helpful and I can see the love and care that everyone has for the children, I am so happy that my child comes to this school.
Dave and I really enjoyed teaching the children. All the classes were happy and well mannered with some good swimmers too. Staff were very professional at all times and that showed in the children's ability to learn. We hope that you enjoyed the lessons and would love to see you back in September.
-Dave and Dianne (Ashgrove Lodge)
For Remembrance Day our junior leadership team went to our local Cenotaph to lay some poppies our children created. Please see below the message we received from Andy Preston!
I would like to express my thanks to your school for coming along and participating in the Laying of the First Poppy service on Thursday 11th November.
It was fantastic to be able to meet your pupils and chat to them about the importance of remembrance. They were all so charming and friendly and took great care and attention when placing their poppy crosses in the turf. It was also amazing to see all of the plastic poppies, wreaths, drawings and other items they had made which were placed around the Cenotaph and in the Museum. I have attached a few photos for you to share with the school.
I do hope that you will support the event again next year especially as the Cenotaph has its centenary year in November 2022.