Headteacher's News December 2016Download PDF
Time to step back…
Parent participation is an important part of school life at Montpelier. The PTA, volunteer helpers, workshops, parent meetings and numerous events through the year provide more than the normal range of opportunities for involvement. Parents are welcome. However, the mornings are a time for us to ensure the children are calm and settled and able to enter the school happily, safely and ready to learn. This is quite difficult when parents stand by (or in) class lines as teachers are trying to get their classes ready. Therefore, we would appreciate that when the bell is rung, parents start to leave the playgrounds. When the whistle has been blown, 5 minutes later, the only adults by the lines should be school staff. Please help us with this now and when the new term starts. Thank you for your support.
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.