Carol Powell’s observation was that “Montessori was introduced in 2005 to our nursery and reception class. As a way of teaching, I instinctively know it is right. The children are much more skilled than they were before. Our results have gone up and the best thing for me is that they have improved their socialised behaviour.
“It has also had a profound effect on the teaching staff. They have been given a whole new lease of life as teachers. They have rethought their approach to children and become better, more rounded teachers because of it.
“Montessori started out in an area not unlike Gorton. It’s come home to its origins. We’re giving it for free – it’s a child’s entitlement to have the best education they can get.”