Our latest Prince Albert Community Trust Online Safety Update newsletter is out now!
Produced on a half termly basis to keep you up-to-date with Online Safety news, new ICT initiatives and ways in which you can help to keep your family safe both online and when using emerging technology.
We hope you enjoy reading 'Issue 11: July 2016' online now.
In this issue we look at how to use search engines effectively, the YouTube Kids app and the new Pokemon Go app which is already becoming a craze across the world. We look at the risks of playing Pokemon Go and provide you with some top tips for staying safe. We hope you enjoy this issue.
If you have a concern regarding your child's use of the internet at home or in school, you can speak to one of our Online Safety Leads for support and advice.
This is an exciting new project that the Prince Albert Community Trust are working on supported by King Edwards VI Aston and the King Edwards Foundation. We are in the application stage for a brand new Secondary Free School that is being proposed for a September 2019 opening in Birmingham.For more information and to register your interest please click on the link here.
Dear Parent / Carer
Please note that the children finish school for the summer holidays on Friday 22nd July 2016 at 1pm (there will be no Friday club this day). Can we remind everyone to check the lost property box before we break up, as all unclaimed articles will be disposed of at the end of term. Lost property box is located in the Arches.
The school will be closed for teacher training on: Mon 5th September 2016 Tue 6th September 2016
School re-opens for pupils on Wednesday 7th September 2016
School sweatshirts can be purchased from the Main Office at a cost of £9.00. Can you please ensure that you have the correct money at time of purchase as change is limited.
We wish you all a good holiday and look forward to seeing you back on the 7th September 2016.
From all the Staff at Prince Albert School
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
|22.07.16||Last day of school for pupils, all pupils will finish at 1pm – NO FRIDAY CLUB|
|05.09.16||Teacher Training Day|
|06.09.16||Teacher Training Day|
|07.09.16||Start of school for all pupils (Year 1 to Year 6)|
Start of school for reception pupils (parents will be notified on Tuesday 19th workshops)
Autumn Term Starts: Wednesday 7th September 2016
Half Term: Monday 24th October 2016 – Friday 28th October 2016
Autumn Term Ends: Friday 16th December 2016
I’m sure you’ll be aware that over the past few years there have been many changes to education and what happens in schools. As we reach the end of this school year, I’d like to focus on the huge changes to the primary school curriculum and tests. Within the last two years for your children
It is not just that the Year 6 results that are not comparable to those in previous years. The bar has been raised so high that it may seem that your child has “dropped” or “is not good enough” or is “below average”. This is demoralising for children, parents and teachers alike. The teaching at Prince Albert is just as good as it was last year when we achieved our best ever results.
So please, come along to our parents' afternoon - and to the end of year assembly - and see the improvements your children have made. Look at the excellent work in their books, speak to their teachers about their personal growth; hear about their highlights and fond memories. Let’s prove together that our children are more than the sum of these tests. Let’s celebrate the talent and joy that we see each day.
Mr S. Gulzar