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Success for our boys team's in the Aston League

Congratulations to our year 5 and 6 boys football team coming 1st place in the PACT Aston League Pele division. The boys played 10 matches in the league and finished the season unbeaten. Well done to all the boys that represented the football team this is a fantastic achievement!

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Family Breakfast Club

Dear Parents,

As part of our wrap around provision, we have set up a Breakfast Club to support our parents and children. Breakfast Club starts at 8:00 a.m. and finishes at 8:45 a.m.

The purpose of Breakfast Club is to provide the children attending with a variety of opportunities including a varied breakfast including hot meals, to engage the children in a variety of fun and engaging activities and to ensure the children are ready to start school on time.

On the menu for Breakfast Club we have the following:
Porridge Cereal Yoghurt Fruit Toast Beans Egg Fresh Juice Milk

To support our families we are opening Breakfast club to families that may need this provision in the morning. We hope this will be a supportive service for our parents to have access to.

From Monday 27th February 2017, the cost for Breakfast Club is:
50p per day for Free School Meal children and £1 per day for Non Free School Meal children. Any siblings will pay 50p if a child in the family is being charged £1 and 25p per sibling for free school meal children.

Yours faithfully

Miss K. Magee
Trust Pastoral Leader

Upcoming Year 1 Maths Workshop

Dear parents,

Year 1 – Maths Workshop

We would like to invite all Year 1 parents to our Maths Workshop on Wednesday 15th February 2017. The aim of the workshop is to provide ideas for you to help your child with their maths at home. There will be lots of interactive activities for you to have a go at with your child and ideas for activities you could do at home to make learning with your child fun.

The workshop will take place in the school hall at 9:10 a.m.

Please take your child to line up in the playground as usual first thing in the morning. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 1 Staff

Breakfast Club

Dear Parents,

As part of our wrap around provision, we have a school breakfast club in place. We have been working closely with City Serve to make improvements to the menu and provision at Breakfast Club. The new menu and changes to the club will start after half term on Monday 27th February.

Please be aware that if your child currently attends Breakfast Club, you will need to ensure that they have arrived before 8:25 a.m.

As of next Monday 6th February 2017, any children arriving after 8:25 a.m. will not be allowed into Breakfast Club.

Following this letter you will receive more information regarding the new changes and details on how to access Breakfast Club provision.

Yours faithfully,

Miss K. Magee
Trust Pastoral Leader

Year 1 – Learning for Life topic – Up, Up and Away

Last week, the children in year one, were immersed into their new topic – Up, Up, Away. All the children wrote letters which they attached to balloons. The children then watched the balloons get released into the sky.

After the balloon release, the children then began thinking about what they might have seen if they had flown Up, Up and Away with the balloons. They came up with lots of fabulous ideas and created aerial maps which are shown below. We've got houses, shops, cars, a park, a mosque, Highfield Primary School and a big red bus.

Read more: Year 1 – Learning for Life topic – Up, Up and Away 

Leadership Structure

Dear Parents,

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our new Leadership Team

Mr Knibbs - Acting Head of School

Mrs Davies - Deputy Head Teacher

Mrs Hazeldine - Assistant Head Teacher (Special Educational Needs)

Miss Webster - Assistant Head Teacher (Year 6)

Miss Kamran - Assistant Head Teacher (Year 4 and 5)

Miss Johnson - Assistant Head Teacher (Year 2 and 3)

Miss Bi - Assistant Head Teacher (Year 1)

If you have any concerns or questions please take them up with your child's phase Leader.

Thank you for your continued support

Consultation: notification of a change to admissions criteria 18/19

Dear Parents,

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 consultation@pact.bham.sch.uk 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.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Sajid Gulzar
CEO

 

Outstanding Dinner Money

Dear Parent/Carers,

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.

Yours faithfully,

Phillipa Downes
Chief Operations Officer