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Parent Workshop – Cooking Experience

Dear Parents,

The Reception Team would love to invite you to an exciting cooking experience with your child on Wednesday 10th May at 9am. Due to Ramadan, the day has been changed from the initial date in June as we would like as many parents as possible to take part.

The workshop will take place in your child’s classroom. We will be preparing four different delicious dishes. The school will be providing all required ingredients and utensils for you to cook with, and also takeaway boxes so you can enjoy your creations at home.

Please don't bring in your own ingredients, as we have varying allergies in the unit.

We would love to see you all there, taking part in all four activities!

Ready Steady Cook!

The Reception Team

Year 6 Residential Trip

Dear Parents,

We are offering your child a place to take part in a residential visit for 3 nights to Anglesey, North Wales. Your child will leave school on Friday 30th June and returned on Monday 3rd July

Please note there are only 60 spaces available and these are on a first come first serve basis.

It is necessary to ask for a contribution of 100 if this visit is to take place.

A non-refundable deposit of £25 is required to be paid by Thursday 6th April should you wish your child to go.

Payments thereafter can be made in 6 instalments of £12.50.

You will need to make the payments through the cashless system in the same way you pay for dinner money. You can do this online using a debit card or with a code from the school office via a Paypoint in a local shop Please see the school office for more information on how to do this. In the event that your child is unable to take part we are unable to offer a refund.

Read more: Year 6 Residential Trip

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:

Read more: Breakfast club cashless payment support

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

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

Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form


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