Headteacher's News December 2016Download PDF

Photographs of parents and carers

We will soon be requesting facial photographs of any person who has consent to collect your child from the school. We are becoming increasingly concerned that adults regularly arrive to collect children, without identification, and we have no idea if they are who they say they are. This is not safe for our children so we have decided to add photographs of authorised adults – parents, grandparents, carers, child minders etc – to our records. Having spoken to different groups of parents everybody has agreed this is a good idea and I hope you will support us when we start requesting the photographs.

It would be remiss of me not to thank our teaching and support staff for their hard work, commitment and dedication over the past term. Former and new staff help to maintain the success of our school and there is no doubt that our children thrive here. The PTA disco served as a reminder of the generosity of spirit within our parent community. I enjoyed meeting so many parents during the evening and, I must admit, welcomed the many positive comments that were made to me about Montpelier. I will share this appreciation with my colleagues. We enter rehearsals for our 5 seasonal shows now, whilst carrying on with teaching and learning. I look forward to seeing most, if not all, of our parents before the end of term and would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy, peaceful (but not too peaceful!) holiday break when it finally arrives.