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We have two new additions here at Muntham. Two Angorra Cross goats have joined the school farm. Candy and Nora are two young friendly goats who have been raised around children on a local West Sussex farm.
Pupils will be able to walk the goats and learn how to groom, feed and look after the goats. This is another exciting development of our school farming programme.
Candy and Nora are shedding their winter fluffy coats at the moment and have a fine short haired coat underneath to keep cool over the summer months.
I can happily now share the fantastic news with you all, that the school has been successful in our planning application to build a new Therapy Centre. I have been successfully sourcing grants to help fund the cost of this project.
A state of the art seven room specialist Therapy Centre will double the size of our current therapy building, this will be constructed within our school grounds. This new facility will provide plenty of space for all of our pupils to receive a range of different therapies and counselling necessary to help meet pupils needs.
Building work is due to start during the Easter holidays to ensure the building is completed for next academic year.
It is certainly exciting times ahead for Muntham House School.
Please click on the video below to access the Virtual Tour and I hope you will enjoy seeing all Muntham House School.
World Book Day is the biggest celebration of its kind. The aim of it is to celebrate authors, books, illustrators and - of course - reading! To help young people to do that, book tokens are given out at schools.
Muntham House School celebrated World Book Day, by the pupils coming in dressed as their favourite book character. All pupils were provided with a £2 voucher to purchase a book. Our Primary classes really enjoyed dressing up and fully enjoyed the day.
All pupils and staff were encouraged to wear red to school for a small donation to Red Nose Day. Pupils had the opportunity to participate in different activities throughout the day.
The pupils enjoyed the day and had great satisfaction in helping others, giving them a sense of worth and pride. Well done to all for the amount of money raised.
Red Nose Day donations help tackle important issues including homelessness, hunger, domestic abuse and mental health stigma, all of which have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
It was great to see so many pupils dressing up in character to celebrate world book day. Pupils and staff alike dressed as characters from their favourite books.
This day was another opportunity to celebrate literature and a love of learning for pupils at Muntham House School
4th March 2021
Please see the latest letter from the principals regarding returning to school on Monday 8th March 2021.
23rd February 2021
Please see the latest letter from the principal regarding returning to school.
7th January 2021
Please see the latest letter from the Principal regarding Online Learning.
4th January 2021
Please see the latest letter from the Principal regarding COVID-19 and the closure of school.
3rd January 2021
Please see the latest letter from the Principal regarding COVID-19 and the Test and Trace System. Also revised Return to School Dates.
1st January 2021
Please see the latest letter from the Principal regarding COVID-19 and returning to school on 5th January 2021.
18th December 2020
Please see the latest letter from the Principal regarding COVID-19 and procedures to following during the Christmas Holidays.
6th October 2020
Please see the latest letter from the Principal regarding COVID-19 and School absence due to quarantine after foreign travel letter.
29th September 2020.
Please see the latest letter from the Principal regarding COVID-19 and the Test and Trace NHS letter below.
For Updates from our Principal on the Coronavirus please see the attached link
Please see the attached link from the Government regarding Educational settings, this is updated daily.
If you are concerned about the Coronavirus, please click the attached link and this will provide you with the up to date advice.
Hever Floor Opens
A new Primary Residential Floor has opened for KS1 and 2 pupils here at Muntham House School. The whole floor has been refurbished and is now freshly decorated with age appropriate designs creating a home away from home. The new floor has created a safe and welcoming environment with a highly trained and experienced staff team on hand to support and care for all of our pupils. The Care staff focus on developing pupils social, emotional skills and improving their self confidence and self esteem. A range of engaging and exciting activities is on offer to pupils such as Forest Schools, Cooking, Arts and Crafts, Lego and walking the school dogs. Each separate floor will then have dinner together creating a small supportive family and an environment for pupils to relax and enjoy evening meal times together. Pupils will also have the opportunity to receive additional tutoring and support to catch up on their academic progress if necessary.
A new kitchen has been created where the pupils can bake cakes and cookies with staff on a regular basis. Pupils can enjoy our new Cinema Room to relax and enjoy down time together positively during the evening once they have enjoyed their evening meal together. Pupils then follow the floor routines, going to bed at the same time every night and getting a good nights sleep in before school starts the following morning.
Year 11 Parents / Carers, Please note that Muntham House School will not be opening for exam results collection this year.
This is due to the continuing COVID-19 situation and the need to reduce infection and maintain social distance etc.
This is a shame as it's always lovely to see the pupils get their well-earned results. However, I know how hard our pupils have worked towards their GCSE examinations.
This year we will therefore be sending these out via email and also posting the results 1st class on the morning of 20th August 2020.
Muntham House School had a three day Social Care Inspection for three days on the 10th- 12th March 2020. The school managed to achieve another Outstanding grade due to the dedication, commitment and skill level of our amazing staff team. The Ofsted inspectors found the school to be outstanding in all areas. The following comments from the recent report highlight just how remarkable both our pupils and staff have been:
‘The sense of community and acceptance at the school is excellent’.
‘Residential pupils enjoy boarding and thrive at this school’.
‘Staff are ambitious for the pupils in their care and take delight in their achievements’.
‘This nurturing and well thought out care ensures that each residential pupils can progress to their maximum potential’.
‘The management team is ambitious for the staff and pupils success is celebrated and enjoyed by the whole community’
‘Excellent relationships between staff and pupils mean that pupils feel safe and have a variety of people with whom they can share concerns and receive reassurance’.
‘The residential provision provides a caring safe environment where residential pupils can relax and feel stability. This in turn, prepares them for later life at the school and for the future, whether this is in further education or employment’.
Click the link below to read the full Report.
Please see details of our work with Quality In Careers.
Prevent came into Muntham House School on Monday morning to hold a training session for Staff and they also kindly came in again on Tuesday and held an assembly for our pupils.
They gave great insight into the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism involving safeguarding vulnerable individuals from being radicalised into extremist behaviour and attitudes. Anyone from any area, ethnic group, socio-economic background, age group, gender can be in a vulnerable place for a variety of reasons and so be susceptible to radicalisation. This can happen in small villages as well as in big cities in any part of the country and the reach of the online world can be appealing for people when at their most isolated and vulnerable.
As a school we have a part to play in preventing radicalisation and violent extremism. This is why the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a Public Duty on all schools and local authorities to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
The staff found the talk extremely beneficial and I know that all pupils came away with a much greater understanding.
I am delighted to confirm that entries for the engage in their future 2020 Football Tournament can now be submitted.
This is an exciting new national tournament for special schools, with our region heats taking place at
Muntham House School
on Wednesday 22nd April.
For the schools that qualify, the finals tournament will be held on
Thursday 30th April
St George’s Park, home to all 27 England teams. St George’s in Burton on Trent, provides world-class facilities
The winners will receive a trophy and there will also be awards presented to players/teams that demonstrate sportsmanship and embody the spirit of the game.
RELAXED SHOWING OF
THE HAWTH, CRAWLEY
This performance is suitable for everyone but particularly for people with autism spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and other sensory and communication disorders.
Patrons with additional needs are welcome at any performance in the theatre, however, if you think you or your companions would enjoy a more relaxed environment, Relaxed Performances offer specific support for you.
MISSED INFLUENZA VACCINATION
If your child was not vaccinated at school and is in Year 6 or below, please take a look at the attached letter and take this to one of the clinics advertised.
It is important that all children are vaccinated.
We are delighted to announce that
Muntham House School
has been awarded the Platinum Award
from Investors in People.
The Pre Primary Classroom is now open at Muntham House School which is a truly amazing facility. A state of the art building has been created inside the secret garden which provides a place for tranquillity where pupils can re-engage with learning both inside and outside the classroom. The bespoke curriculum enables our pupils to overcome barriers, which may be present as a result of suffering developmental trauma, adverse childhood experiences or other factors, and empower them to enjoy education again and access the National Curriculum through topics and themes interweaved in to the curriculum.
Our Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) curriculum is underpinned by core values championing the need to attend to the wellbeing of our pupils first. The curriculum will enable pupils to socialise, communicate, collaborate and manage their relationships positively. This in turn will enable them to develop the skills necessary to learn; Resilience, Relationships, Risk Taking, Resourcefulness and Reflection. A wonderful full range of early years and KS1 resources are available for all pupils in Pre Primary which helps motivate pupils and enables them to succeed. A well qualified and experienced staff team provide outstanding levels of support and care to all pupils across Pre Primary.
We have combined our years of experience, knowledge and consultation with experts in the field of education, mental health and wellbeing to create a specialist curriculum and assessment framework which we truly believe reflects the needs of our pupils and ensures that we are able to offer pupils life changing opportunities and outcomes which will help pupils learn the fundamental aspects of education so that they can develop socially, emotional and academically.