Our latest Prince Albert Community Trust Online Safety Update newsletter is out now!
Produced on a half termly basis to keep you up-to-date with Online Safety news, new ICT initiatives and ways in which you can help to keep your family safe both online and when using emerging technology.
We hope you enjoy reading 'Issue 11: July 2016' online now.
In this issue we look at how to use search engines effectively, the YouTube Kids app and the new Pokemon Go app which is already becoming a craze across the world. We look at the risks of playing Pokemon Go and provide you with some top tips for staying safe. We hope you enjoy this issue.
If you have a concern regarding your child's use of the internet at home or in school, you can speak to one of our Online Safety Leads for support and advice.
This is an exciting new project that the Prince Albert Community Trust are working on supported by King Edwards VI Aston and the King Edwards Foundation. We are in the application stage for a brand new Secondary Free School that is being proposed for a September 2019 opening in Birmingham. For more information and to register your interest please click on the link here.
Executive Headteacher and CEO
Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT)
Dear Parent / Carer
Please note that the children finish school for the summer holidays on Thursday 21st July 2016. Can we remind everyone to check the lost property box before we break up, as all unclaimed articles will be disposed of at the end of term. The lost property box is now located in the parent shelter near to the Highfield Road Entrance.
The school will be closed for teacher training on: Friday 22nd July 2016,
Mon 5th September 2016 and Tue 6th September 2016
School re-opens for pupils on Wednesday 7th September 2016
School sweatshirts can be purchased from the Main Office at a cost of £9.00. Can you please ensure that you have the correct money at the time of
purchase purchase, as change is limited.
We wish you all a good holiday and look forward to seeing you back on the 7th September 2016.
From all the Staff at Highfield School
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
21.07.16 Last day of school for pupils – Remember to check the lost property box
22.07.06 Teacher Training Day
05.09.16 Teacher Training Day
06.09.16 Teacher Training Day
07.09.16 Start of school for all pupils (Year 1 to Year 6)
12.09.16 Start of school for reception pupils (parents have been issued with start times for their child)
Autumn Term Starts: Wednesday 7th September 2016
Half Term: Monday 24th October 2016 – Friday 28th October 2016
Autumn Term Ends: Friday 16th December 2016
Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.
'The thing that has really undermined teachers is not Ofsted inspectors or political instability – it’s technology'
Far from being digital natives, kids are actually flailing around online, looking for guidance.
Story from: TES
Facebook leads the way against cyberbullying, but others need to follow
Surrounded by the heads of Google, Facebook and Twitter, the Duke of Cambridge didn’t choose to advocate for entrepreneurship or celebrate Britain’s role in the digital revolution – instead he picked a surprisingly buzzword-free topic usually avoided at self-congratulatory events like these: cyberbullying.
Story from: The Telegraph