Headteacher's News December 2017Download PDF
A few parents and carers have mentioned their concerns about dangerous driving by our parents and commuters on the approach to, and outside, the school.
We remain very concerned about the types of near misses that are reported to us. Whilst we understand the frustrations felt by many, dangerous incidents – with details – should be referred directly to the police. Parking on double yellow lines should be referred directly to Ealing council’s parking complaints department at https://www.ealing.gov.uk/site/xfp/scripts/xforms_form.php?formID=29&language=en
Next term, we will be trying a new strategy to try to make safer traffic movement near the infant gate.
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.