Mrs Jo Hartill
Mrs Hartill, our Headteacher
Mount Pleasant Primary School was first opened in September 1888 and has served the children of this hard working, industrial community ever since. Part of the school was refurbished in 1993 and an all-weather sports pitch was installed to ensure reliable space for outdoor activities.
Mount Pleasant is part of the Stour Valley Collaborative which forms a 'learning partnership' with local primary and secondary schools. Together we work to ensure that fundamental British Values are embedded across our schools; democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect.
We embrace those of different faiths and beliefs and come together to make our community a vibrant place to work and live. At Mount Pleasant, we are working this year on becoming a 'Rights Respecting School'.
Together we aim to strengthen our curriculum offer and community cohesion in order to drive forward our own aims as well as developing as an autonomous group for the mutual benefit of all our schools.
People who visit our school, or who are visited by us, regularly comment on how well behaved, respectful and polite our children are. We value these characteristics highly and expect them from everyone who is associated with our school.
The aims of our school are that the Governors and staff work together:
- for every child to develop an understanding of excellence, a desire for knowledge, an enquiring mind and an enjoyment of learning;
- to develop all children as responsible, caring members of the community;
- to develop all children as motivated individuals who strive for the highest possible achievements;
- to develop all children to have high self-esteem, who are respectful of themselves, others and the environment.
Our school population is fairly stable and pupil mobility is low. We are an average sized school for Dudley with the current number of learners on role being approximately 350 children aged from 3 to 11 years.
Parental involvement is actively encouraged at every opportunity. Relationships in the school are strong and we especially value our contacts with parents and recognise the vital role they we, working together, play in each child's education. We make every effort to speak with parents personally, face-to-face offering positive approaches and support where necessary
For the benefit of our children and families we provide:
- Breakfast Club;
- Kid's After School Club;
- Pre-Nursery Group (Little Kids Have Fun Club;
- A weekly programme of free teacher-led After-School Clubs and activities;
- A Lettings facility used weekly by a variety of community groups;
- Family learning programmes and support;
- Free access to Forest School (transport via our own minibus);
- Free swimming lessons for pupils in KS2;
- Access to our own School Counsellor;
- Good community links with The Mount Pleasant Chapel, Christ Church, Quarry Bank.