Headteacher's News December 2017Download PDF
Security and safety
We are finalising security measures in order to prevent visitors entering the site without authorisation because we want to keep our children safe at all times.
Some outstanding and unresolved issues remain around end of the day procedures, notably in the junior playground where parents and carers allow unsupervised children to roam on to the banks or ride scooters. The junior playground should be available to the after school club by 3.20 but currently this is not the case until 3.30. Please help us by ensuring you depart from the school site swiftly in order that we can both secure it and allow clubs to start.
As we feel the onset of winter, this is a good time to reflect upon the successes of the past term. A number of staff have settled into school and our new Reception children are confident and enthusiastic. We have enjoyed some exceptional assembly performances, visited various venues on school trips, heard the choir singing and the orchestra playing, and raised our expectations of what we hope to achieve. The charitable work – led by pupils – has been rewarding and PTA events have (and will be tonight) an enjoyable aspect of children’s whole experience at Montpelier. During the term I have been reminded of many things, and two in particular. The compassion that so many in our school community have displayed for different reasons has served as an illustration of all that is still good in a world that can feel fragile from time to time. And our children! Today, I had my coat tugged, arm pulled, hand “high fived,” and my letter to a parent given a detailed critique, by 4 and 5 year olds - all because I dared to venture across the Reception playground at lunchtime. What a great school to be a part of.