Headteacher's News September 2016Download PDF
Our caretaker Matty Wojtczak, and business manager Ms Power, worked throughout the summer to ensure the school was ready to open. Fences were rebuilt, leaks repaired, wiring reconfigured and doors and windows fixed.
Most notably, a fantastic new climbing structure (the ship) has been installed in the infant playground. This was bought with PTA funds that have been raised through annual events. But that is not all….
- The infant playground has been extended to incorporate a quiet area
- The nursery playground has been completed with items of equipment
- A new planting area has been created next to the nursery
- The lower hall has been repainted
- Both halls have had new flooring installed
- The stage in the lower hall has been removed to provide more space at lunchtime
- The infant book room has been reconfigured
- The SENCo (special needs coordinator) office has been moved to improve access for parents and carers
- The artificial grass on the junior banks has been repaired
- Timber panels around the nursery and administration buildings have been painted
- Bamboo screening around the infant playground has been put up for safety reasons
- Signage has been repositioned
- Yellow safety paint has been refreshed
- The fire exit external steps have been repainted
- Playground benches and tables have been repainted
- New wall benches have been built
- New modular staging has been purchased
- The car park gate has been painted (please don’t park in front of it!)
- A wasps nest has been removed!!
Everything has been done to ensure our children continue to learn and succeed in a safe, attractive and stimulating environment.
After a lovely summer break it was great to see our children returning today for a fresh start to the new academic year. Whilst our youngest children are at the start of their new school lives, it was also pleasing to learn about those who left us in July and the positive start they are making at their respective high schools. So, we wish them well and now welcome our Nursery and Reception children to what I hope will be a happy, successful and rewarding time at Montpelier. For the children who have returned for a new school year, this is a good time to set their sights on being as ambitious as possible during a year of interesting and active opportunities.