The circus came to Highfield Reception last week. We had the most amazing day. First of all we watched a circus show which was really funny. All our teachers joined in. We learnt how to walk on stilts, spin plates, dance with ribbons and to juggle.
Last week Mr Gulzar and Miss Downes welcomed Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, Lorna Fitzjohn OFSTED's Regional Director and Jane Millward HMI to Highfield School to discuss Safeguarding in Birmingham.
Mr Gulzar said "It was a very productive meeting discussing how professionals across Birmingham could further improve safeguarding for our pupils. We were able to talk about in detail the good work that currently takes place across the PACT and learn of other great practice elsewhere.' Miss Downes added 'Safeguarding continues to be at the fore front of all we do and as an organisation, we are continually looking for ways to be even better.'
As you may be aware, Tuesday 28th June is a PACT Online Safety Day.
This time, we will be running a competition open to all children across the trust. As you know, we currently have Hector the dolphin which is a child-activated safety button. Hector the Dolphin has been keeping children safe online for many many years but sadly it is time for him to retire and for someone new to take his place.
We thought it would be great if the children could design their own character to be a child-led safety button, along with a name and some additional information, such as likes/dislikes.
The winner from each school will then have their design turned into a real computer program which will run on all of the computers in school for the next 12 months. If successful, we will then look to run this competition again next year.
The closing date for entries will be Monday 4th July.
Please find below two posters which explain the competition to children.
Classes will all be asked to look at their entries and nominate three to be put forward as their final 'class entries'.
The winners will then be chosen by our Online Safety Little Leaders and announced in due course.
We look forward to seeing some amazing designs for our new PACT Safety Button.
The Online Safety Team
Congratulations to our Year 6 children winning the level 2 Tennis competition on Thursday 9th June at King Edwards, Aston.
Well done to all the children that took part you all played extremely well. Mr Jay.