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 26: July and Summer 2019' online now.
In this issue we look at our top tips for staying safe online this summer. Read them now to make this summer a safe one for you and your children online. Also in this issue, find out how you can access our FREE parent/carer resources and courses (via National Online Safety).
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.
We are delighted to announce that Mr Gulzar, our CEO has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list. Mr Gulzar is one of 48 people to be honoured this year for Services to Education.
On receiving the award Mr Gulzar said “I was surprised and humbled to be recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to Education. Ever since I was a student teacher, I have done my very best to make a positive difference to children’s lives and for them to benefit from their education in the way that I have”. He added “This honour isn’t just for me and my family. It is for my colleagues, for the communities we serve and the children who are entrusted to us. I have had the privilege of working with amazing families and the most talented and dedicated people in education over the past 20 years without whom this recognition would be impossible”.
Sue Knottenbelt, Chair of Trustees at Prince Albert Community Trust said "The award of an OBE to Sajid Gulzar represents a huge personal achievement and well-deserved recognition for his outstanding leadership, dedication and effective work in raising standards and improving life chances in our city. This recognition is great for Sajid personally and also great for the staff and pupils of our PACT schools and the communities we serve and for Birmingham."
I am sure that you will join all of us at the Prince Albert Community Trust in congratulating Mr Gulzar on his extraordinary achievement.
Year 1 are going on an educational visit to Forge Mill Farm in Birmingham. The trip is linked to our Science topic in the summer term where we learn all about animals, planting, growing and lifecycles.
The children will be exposed to a range of rare breed farm animals. They will have the opportunity to stoke the animals and feed them. The children will also go on a minibeast hunt around the beautiful Forge Mill Lake where they will search for insects, wildlife and plants.
The children will be provided with a packed lunch from school.
The trip will be for a full day on Thursday 20th June 2019.
The cost of the trip will be £6.70 per child.
If you would like your child to be a part of this wonderful trip, please pay the full amount to school by Friday 14th June 2019. It is possible to pay this amount in instalments, please see the office for more details.
The Year 1 Team
We are offering your child a place to take part in a visit to the beach at Weston-Super-Mare on Tuesday 25th of June 2019.
Your child will leave school at 8am and return to school by approximately 5.30pm.
Your child will need to bring a packed lunch unless they receive free school meals. It is necessary to ask for a financial contribution if this activity is to take place. We are asking for a contribution of £14.00 towards the trip in order to pay for the transport to and from the location and the activities that we are taking part in whilst there. If you would like to pay for the visit in smaller instalments, we can arrange that for you as long as the balance is paid by the deadline stated below.
All payments are now made online using our new cashless system, which can be done by paying online or in participating shops. Passwords, if you do not already have one for your child, are available from the office.
The consent forms must be returned to school by Tuesday 18th of June 2019. Please return the reply slip to the class teacher.
I understand that while the school staff in charge of the party will take all reasonable care of the children, they cannot necessarily be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury suffered by your child arising during our out of school activity.
The school is insured against its Legal Liability to pay compensation should it be held responsible for causing an injury to your child whilst in the care of staff. The school has not arranged any additional insurance in respect of the visit e.g. personal accident. Should you be concerned about this area of risk you are advised to make your own arrangements.
Please be aware that in the event of not enough contributions being made, the visit may have to be cancelled. Children who have not contributed will unfortunately be unable to attend.
If you have any concerns please speak to your child’s teacher.
Miss R. Perry
Year 6 YGL