Headteacher's News May 2017Download PDF

Year 6 SATs, Year 2 SATs & Phonics screening

The Year 6 teachers are incredibly proud of the way that the Year 6 pupils took SATs week in their strides. Each morning started in a calm and positive way, with relaxing music, thought provoking activities and a spot of exercise thrown in for good measure. The pupils were even lucky enough to enjoy croissants, brioche and fresh fruit and juice before the tests – a meal fit for a king. Well done Year 6 for all of the hard work and effort that you have put in over the year so far.

Our Year 2 children have worked well during their end of year tests and we have been especially pleased with the way they have managed these so positively and happily. The Year 1 Phonics screening will take place soon and there are links on imontpelier.com for parents to help their children at home.

This half term has been dominated by our annual residential trip, end of year tests and a variety of exciting events in school. I never cease to be astounded by the energy and enthusiasm of our teachers and support staff on a daily basis, all contributing to making children’s experiences here so fulfilling. In addition, our leadership team and governing body strives to ensure that Montpelier maintains its profile as one of the most sought-after schools in West London. Discussions with children, parents and staff, combined with research and observations, help to shape our decision making each year. Recent renewed concerns about safety have also been at the forefront of everybody’s minds and we are actively reviewing both our curriculum and our school procedures in this regard. Safety will always come first, but supporting everybody’s understanding of the world around us also plays a key part in developing healthy minds, hearts and attitudes. Wishing everybody a happy half term break.