Ofsted will be inspecting Highfield Junior and Infant School on 16 January 2019. The lead inspector will be Max Vlahakis. Ofsted would like to know what you think about our school. Please take a few minutes to read this leaflet which explains why Ofsted inspect schools, and what happens during an inspection.
If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at our school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell Ofsted your views about our school by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View, by visiting: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
Monday 4th February 2019 will mark the start of our PACT Online Safety Week across all of our schools. Throughout the week your child will be learning about how to stay safe online whilst in school and at home. We will also be participating in the globally celebrated Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 5th February.
Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the slogan: ‘Together for a better Internet’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved and join a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
As you are all aware, the SLT and I have been on the gates before and after school for a number of weeks now. We have been alarmed by the number of children who are in cars without seatbelts on. Not only is this extremely dangerous but it is also illegal. The following guidance outlines the law on children in cars:
You (the driver) must make sure that any children in the vehicle you’re driving are:
You can be fined up to £500 if a child under 14 is not in the correct car seat or wearing a seat belt while you’re driving.
You also need to ensure that children are not let out of cars that have stopped in the middle of the road as they are at risk of being injured by other vehicles. Children need to be escorted into the school by the adult bringing them to school. The safety of all of our children is of paramount importance to us as a school so we appreciate your support with this.