Following on from our last workshop, I am writing to you to invite you to our next Online Safety Parent Workshop.
This time we will look to address some of the issues raised in our last meeting, including:
As well as this we will explore another online safety theme, with useful hints and tips to support the safety of your child online.
The Online Safety Parent Workshop will take place in the Junior Hall from 3:00pm to 3:30pm on Thursday 9th June 2016.
This is a fantastic opportunity to ask for advice, put your mind at ease or just enquire as to what you can do to keep your child safe online at home.
Mr J. Tromans
Leader of Computing
Prince Albert School has been recognised by The National Safety Certification Scheme for Schools, known as SafetyMARK, as having ‘excellent’ safety standards.
The SafetyMARK scheme aims to provide guidance for schools and to recognise and reward those schools that have gone the extra mile to create a safe environment for staff, pupils, visitors and contractors. After a rigorous independent audit the school was able to demonstrate that it has first class levels of safety management and compliance and, in doing so, achieved the SafetyMARK award for excellence.
Justin Smith of SafetyMARK stated, “Prince Albert School has a really positive attitude with regard to health and safety and it is clear to see that safety is taken extremely seriously and that it is very well managed. The staff have established a robust health and safety system and culture that is amongst the best in the country and we are delighted to recognise that fact with this prestigious award”.
Miss Downes commented, “We are thrilled to be recognised with the SafetyMARK award. We take the safety of our staff and pupils extremely seriously and it’s wonderful to have this recognition for all of our efforts to make our school such a safe place to work and study. Having achieved the SafetyMARK award, we can demonstrate our on-going commitment to maintaining excellence in the management of health and safety within our school”.
Mr Gulzar and Prince Albert School have been selected for a top role supporting schools in challenging circumstances.
Mr Gulzar is one of 107 headteachers nationally to be appointed to the role of National Leader of Education (NLE) in the latest recruitment round.
NLEs along with staff in their school - designated a National Support School - use their success and professionalism to provide additional leadership capability in other schools.
NLEs are deployed to suit the needs of each school needing support, or to those in transition to academy status. They also have responsibility for bringing on the next generation of NLEs and National Support Schools.
Mr Gulzar upon receiving news of this award said: I am really pleased that the work of Prince Albert School and it’s staff has been recognised in this way. My colleagues and I will continue to work hard to improve education for as many pupils as we can.
Many NLEs report improved outcomes at the schools they support. Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said:
“It’s fantastic that heads like Sajid have the passion and ambition to help improve the life chances of young people not just in their own but in other schools as well.
“The aim of National Leaders of Education is to drive improvement in underperforming schools. We now have over 1,100 NLEs and we will be working to increase this number further to spread educational excellence everywhere.”
Successful heads will be invited to attend a formal induction and training event for the role in driving school improvement.
We will keep you updated with how this role develops and the schools we are supporting.
As part of our enrichment activities and experience of learning outside of the classroom, your child has been given the opportunity to visit Guernsey in the Channel Islands from Tuesday 14th June to Friday 17th June 2016
This will be a great opportunity for your child to experience aspects of history, culture and living in another country. It may also prepare your child for secondary school by enabling him/her to become more independent and to broaden his/her knowledge of life and cultural differences in another country.
The entire trip is heavily subsidised by our school and consequently, each child will be asked to only pay £90 which will include all travel, food, accommodation, activities and excursions whilst in Guernsey. The money can be paid in instalments (around £5 - £15) every week starting from Friday 15th April. The money is to be placed in an envelope with your child’s name/class/date and handed to the main office.
The final payment must be made by Friday 27th May 2016. Places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
To secure a place on this residential visit, please complete the attached form and return it to the main office with a £10 deposit by Friday 15th April. All deposits are non-refundable. If you book a place but change your mind at a later date, you will incur an additional cancellation charge.
If you should have any further questions, please contact either myself, Mrs Wilford or your child’s class teacher.
Mr R Jackson
Acting Assistant Head teacher