At the Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT) we are always looking for ways to ensure that we have the most talented and dedicated staff working with your children. You will have seen media reports over the past couple of years that refer to the ‘teacher shortage’ in the country. It is becoming more difficult for schools across the country to recruit new staff and hold on to good people that they already employ. The Trustees and I are always looking for ways to attract the best staff but also to ensure that we keep the excellent colleagues that we already have. One of the things that we think will help to do this is to change our admissions criteria. The Trustees of Prince Albert Community Trust wish to make an amendment in respect of the admissions criteria for the 2018-19 academic year.
The amendment under consideration is as follows:
Criteria 3: Children of a member of staff employed across the Prince Albert Community Trust
This will allow the small number of staff who wish to send their children to a PACT school (having worked for us for at least 2 years) to do so. It may be that they live in another town and would otherwise have to leave to find a post closer to home when their child starts school, it may simply be that they want the best possible school for their child. Our full admissions criteria with the variance included is available here.
This letter signals the start of the consultation process which will run until 31st January 2017. If you would like to express your views as part of this consultation then please email email@example.com alternatively you can pass on hand written comments to the school office in an envelope clearly marked ‘Admissions Consultation.’ I look forward to seeing your comments and feeding them back to the Trust Board. The Board will give full consideration to your comments before deciding on any changes to our current admissions arrangements.
Mr Sajid Gulzar
I am writing to remind you that dinner money must be paid for in advance. We have a large amount of dinner money owing to school and the administration staff are spending a great deal of their time chasing parents for outstanding debts.
This is public money and the school is accountable to the Education Funding Agency for its recovery. The Department of Education are very clear that all outstanding money must be collected or legal action should be taken.
If you have any outstanding dinner money owing to school, please ensure that you pay it by the end of the week.
From next week, parents will be asked to bring in a packed lunch for any child with an outstanding debt.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Chief Operations Officer
Dear Parent / Carer
Closing Time Arrangements for the Last
Day of School (Friday 16th December 2016)
School will be finishing at 1:00 p.m. on Friday 16th December:
- Children who go home for dinner
do not have to return
- All other children will be finishing
at 1 o'clock after lunch
IMPORTANT: PARENTS please ensure that you collect your child or make arrangements
for your child to be collected from school at 1 o'clock. SCHOOL
WILL CLOSE AT 1:15 P.M.
On the 9th November, the Inclusion team hosted their first parent workshop. It was an afternoon devoted to superheroes.
The children really enjoyed dressing up in their superhero costumes (and so did the staff!) Parents and children took part in superhero maths, cake decorating, singing and creative activities.
Thank you very much to all the parents who came along to our first workshop.