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
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.
Mrs A Hazeldine
Assistant Headteacher -- Inclusion
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Friday 31st March 2017
Interviews to take place over the week beginning 3rd April 2017.
The attendance department felt the need to write to all parents regarding children coming to school late and being picked up late. We have many children coming to school late in the morning and it seems to be increasing all the time which is not acceptable. Most of the reasons given are ‘we have overslept’ or ‘had transport issues’. The gates are closed at 8.55am so if you are late for school, you will have to exit via the main office (The Ponderosa).
When a child is late for school regularly this is how much time they miss over the year:
5 minutes late each day = 3 days lost
10 minutes late each day = 6.5 days lost
15 minutes late each day = 10 days lost Quite shocking isn’t it?
20 minutes late each day = 13 days lost
30 minutes late each day = 19 days lost
Things you can do to ensure you and your children are prepared for school so they are not late:
Please also ensure you pick your children up promptly at 3.15pm. It can be very distressing for children when they are waiting in school to be collected.