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
A group of six children from year five represented Prince Albert School at the Maths Olympiad 2016 held at Grove School. They competed alongside 11 other schools and came away with a magnificent third place. A massive congratulations to all.
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.'
We are offering Year 3 children a place to take part in a visit to Trentham Monkey Forest on Monday 11th July 2016.
Your child will leave school at 9.00am and return to school by approximately 3.15pm.
Your child will need to bring a packed lunch and they will need to wear their school uniform.
It is necessary to ask for a voluntary financial contribution if this activity is to take place. If you would like to make a contribution of £10.00 towards the trip it would be very much appreciated. If you would like to pay for the visit in smaller installments we can arrange that for you as long as the balance is paid by the deadline stated below.
All consent forms and payments must be handed in by Monday 20th June.
If your child is entitled to a free school meal a packed lunch will be provided by the school.
I understand that while the school staff in charge of the party will take all reasonable care of the children, they cannot necessarily be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury suffered by my child arising during our out of school activity.
The school is insured against its Legal Liability to pay compensation should it be held responsible for causing an injury to your child whilst in the care of staff. The school has not arranged any additional insurance in respect of the visit e.g. personal accident. Should you be concerned about this area of risk you are advised to make your own arrangements.
Please be aware that in the event of not enough voluntary contributions being made, the visit may have to be cancelled.
If you have any concerns please speak to your child’s teacher.
Miss A Wiltshire