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Headteacher's News December 2017Download PDF

Thank you for the fantastic response regarding the arrival of items (instruments, pencil cases, clothing) into school.

We are saving hours each week, enabling us to concentrate on teaching and learning and keeping the main entrance to the school secure. Please note that the school’s leadership team have instructed “front of house” staff not to leave their positions and therefore any disagreement with this should be raised with me, not those in the reception area.


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.