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Breakfast club cashless payment support

Dear Parents/Carers

As you are aware the school is slowly but surely going completely cashless, meaning you can pay anywhere any time on an internet device. The next thing that we would like you to pay for using our online system is breakfast club. This will start after the Easter break but will also be available to use throughout the holidays.

If you haven’t yet managed to get logged in on cashless you can contact the office who will resend you the initial text along with some short, simple instructions. If you are still struggling you can contact the office who will be able to arrange a time for you to come in and go through it with you. Please ensure you pay in advance for all services you require from the school. Children will not be able to attend Breakfast Club unless they have paid.

Although we are moving to cashless the prices for breakfast club won’t be changing for the moment and remain as follows:

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Academy Committee Representative (previously known as governors)

Would you like to help us make a positive impact on the education our children, school and community?

Representatives (previously known as governors) play a key role in raising standards and monitoring performance. They hold school senior leadership to account and make important decisions covering issues such as safeguarding, policy making, the curriculum and standards of achievement and attainment.

Would you like to use your skills and experience to support school leaders and help them to be the best they can be?

Anyone can become a representative; the only essential requirement is that you have the enthusiasm and desire to make a difference to the lives of children. We are always looking for skilled people who can help drive school improvement. We look for people from a whole range of backgrounds from marketing or community relations to legal or project management. It doesn’t really matter what your background is; what matters is that you care about making a difference and you can use the skills you’ve gained for the greater good of the school.

Volunteer today and make a big difference to a local community.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a multi‐academy trust that though established is still at a progressive stage of development, with a strong sense of vision and purpose and a set of values that encourage high levels of performance, achievement, innovation and teamwork.

The PA Community Trust is committed to the welfare and safeguarding of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

For an application pack please contact the Prince Albert Community Trust on 0121 327 0594 where Michelle Jones our Clerk to Governors will make the necessary arrangements or you can download the pack from the links below. Once your application is completed and returned to Michelle Jones at m.jones@princealbert.bham.sch.uk

Closing Date: Friday 31st March 2017
Interviews to take place over the week beginning 3rd April 2017.

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Person Specification
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Year 1 Bollywood Day

Dear Parents/ Carers

As part of Year 1’s exciting Arts Fortnight we are having a Bollywood Day on Wednesday 5th April.

Children will be taking part in a dance workshop where they will be learning about Indian Dance. The rest of the day will be spent exploring and creating examples of Indian Artwork. We are asking if children could dress up on this day and come in Bollywood themed fancy dress.

We can’t wait to see your outfits!

Yours faithfully,

The Year 1 Staff

Reading Books

Dear Parents/ Carers,

As you are aware, the pupils take books home in order to extend their skills in Reading further. These books come from the school library and are also used for Reading lessons within class.

It is extremely important that when these books are sent home, they are looked after and returned in the same state.  Failure to do so, will result in a charge.  A charge will be issued if a book is lost or returned damaged.

It is important that we look after all of the school's books as they are used by learners across the school.

Thank you in advance for your support with this.

Yours faithfully,


Mrs Kamran

Assistant Head Teacher

Academy Commitee Meeting - 27.03.17

Dear Parents / Carers

I wanted to update you on the current governance of Highfield and changes that are due to take place for September.

The governing body of Highfield was removed following the Ofsted inspection of September 2014 and an Interim Executive Board IEB) was put in its place. When Highfield became an academy and part of the Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT), the governance of the school transferred from the IEB to the PACT Board.

We now believe Highfield School is in a stable enough position to establish its own local governance structure in the form of an Academy Committee. This Academy Committee will operate closer to Highfield School and representatives will be responsible for working with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that all our pupils receive the best possible education. This will also be an opportunity for parents & members of the wider community to contribute to the life of the school.  

If you are interested in becoming an academy representative or you know somebody who may be interested, please contact the school office for a detailed description of the role and responsibilities.

Please note this is not a paid role.  

Yours faithfully,

Mr S Gulzar

Chief Executive Officer

PACT

Year 6 SATS Week – Breakfast Club

Dear Parents/ Carers,

As you are all aware, your child will be taking their SATs tests in a few weeks’ time. They will start on Monday 8th May and finish on Thursday 11th May. It is essential that all children are in school every day and on time. It is also important that the children are going to bed early and having enough sleep and rest.

During SAT’s week (Monday 8th May – Thursday 11th May), we are offering all children in Year 6 a free place in Breakfast Club.

If you would like your child to attend, they will need to arrive at the Main Reception by 8:15am. A member of staff will then escort them to the Breakfast Club in the Infant Hall.  At the club they will be provided with a free breakfast.  We have a variety of options available, including; porridge, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, toast, beans, egg, fresh juice and milk.

 

Thank you for your continued support.



Yours faithfully,

Year 6 Teachers

Parents Evening

Dear Parents / Guardians,

I am writing to inform you of the dates for parents evening.


Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Parents Evening for these year groups will take place on Tuesday 4th April from 3:30pm until 6pm. Please see your child’s class teacher to book an appointment. Times will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6

Parents Evening for these year groups will take place on Thursday 6th April from 3:30pm until 6pm. Please see your child’s class teacher to book an appointment. Times will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

Yours faithfully,


Miss R. Bi
Assistant Head Teacher

WOW Experience

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Year 5 pupils will be taking part in a WOW Experience on Thursday 6th April. To coincide with their studies, the experience will have a ‘Vikings’ theme.

There will be a number of activities, which the class teacher will provide. The activities include; jewellery making, weaving, shield making and creating ‘Viking runes’ (a variation of the alphabet).

On the day, pupils are also invited to come to school dressed as a Viking man/ woman.

This is a free WOW Experience and pupils are not expected to pay a donation for dressing up.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Ashford
Year 5 Group Leader