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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

Red Nose Day 24th March 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Friday 24th March 2017 it will be Comic Relief Red Nose Day. To celebrate and raise money, we would like all pupils to come into school wearing something red. We are asking children to bring in a £1 coin which their class teacher will then collect.

Also on Friday 24th March 2017, we will also be selling red noses for an additional cost of £1 each and these will be available on a first come first served basis from your child’s teacher.

We hope to have lots of fun and laughter on this day.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully,

Ms. K. Magee
Trust Pastoral Leader

Reception Pirate Day

Dear Parents,

Next week Reception will be learning all about pirates in school. Please send your child to school dressed as a pirate on Wednesday 15th March. Please don't go to any expense (jeans and a t-shirt would be lovely), as they will be making their accessories at school on the day.

Thank you for your support

The Reception Team

Dyslexia Meeting

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Since joining Highfield J & I School, many parents have contacted me to find out more about Dyslexia. Therefore, I have invited our Pupil and School Support teacher, Emma Foster, to visit on Wednesday 15th March at 9.00 in order to deliver a parent information session about Dyslexia. Emma will share a short presentation and then we will both be available to answer any questions that you may have.

I hope to see you on Wednesday 15th March. The session will take place in the Infant hall.

Yours faithfully

Mrs A Hazeldine
Assistant Headteacher -- Inclusion

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Tests 2017

Courtesy of Michael Tidd, here are two short videos explaining the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum tests for parents of Year 2 pupils and the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests for parents of Year 6 pupils.