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In loving memory of Vickie Smart


It is with great sadness that we inform you about the passing of former Junior School teacher Vickie Smart. Vickie was a much-loved teacher and colleague who worked at The Mount School for over 20 years.

Vickie joined The Mount Junior School, then known as Tregelles, in 1998. Over her time at The Mount Vickie taught girls and boys of all ages in the Junior School. Vickie had a wonderfully positive attitude and could always be found with a smile on her face. Her sparkly personality and bright outfits were admired by pupils, colleagues, and parents. It was perhaps this sense of style that inspired her class to devise ‘Express Yourself Day’, a day where pupils are invited to wear an outfit that reflects their personality. The idea of ‘Express Yourself Day’ came after Vickie discussed with pupils how they could promote self-confidence and an appreciation of how each person is an individual. Vickie was adored by the children not just for her fun lessons but for her extra-curricular clubs, including her legendary Baking and Creating club which was loved by children and the creations appreciated by parents!

Rachel Capper, Head of Junior School comments, “Vickie was one of the most caring and compassionate teachers that I have known, and I feel privileged to have worked alongside her. She was a gifted and dedicated teacher who was held in the highest esteem by pupils, parents, and colleagues. Vickie taught the girls to value themselves and to respect each other. She will always be remembered for her Global Thinking lessons, where she inspired the girls to make a difference. Part of what made Vickie a special teacher was her ability to listen and empathise with others. She went out of her way to help and support others and I know that this was appreciated by parents as well as colleagues.  

Vickie made a difference to so many children during her time at The Mount. Children taught by Vickie will go through life having been instilled with her belief in them as individuals, and the self-confidence she nurtured. She will be remembered as a true professional with a colourful personality and infectious smile.  A great teacher, colleague, and friend.” 

Throughout her time at The Mount Vickie took on many roles including, PHSE co-ordinator in Junior School and Charities coordinator across the whole School. She taught the PeaceJam curriculum through the Global Thinking lessons, making us the first Junior School in the UK to deliver this curriculum to children from Year 1. Vickie was a kind, caring and compassionate teacher who made every pupil feel valued. She was a wonderful ambassador for The Mount and our ethos. Her teaching has inspired so many children throughout her career.

Vickie will be missed greatly by everyone at The Mount School. Our thoughts and prayers are with Vickie’s family and friends as they remember her inspiring life.

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