Dear Parent / Carer,
We are now going to be using a new school uniform supplier who will be selling our school uniform on our behalf. This means that with immediate effect, you will no longer be able to buy your child/children’s uniform through the school money shop or by barcode.
As part of a growing academy, outsourcing our school uniform will be more beneficial to you as this gives us buying power in order to achieve savings or to maintain low costs on your behalf. For example school jumpers are now sold for £7.99 rather than £9.00.
You will now be able to purchase school uniform online from www.schoolwearsolutions.com or alternatively you can now call them on 07707526662 and order by telephone. All orders can be delivered to school free of charge but these will be on a monthly basis or you can opt to have your items delivered to your home address for a charge.
School wear solutions will be holding regular sale day events in school, where you can buy the uniform on the day giving you the opportunity to make payments by cash or card which we believe will be easier than using the barcodes.
The first sale event will be taking place at the school fayre.
If you want to purchase uniform for September please make sure you attend the sale event, purchase online or by telephone.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
The Aston Villa Foundation are delighted to announce an innovative new partnership with the Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT) that will transform the delivery of physical activity in a number of Birmingham schools.
The Foundation will be employing a Villa Community Champion in collaboration with PACT whose role will be to deliver Aston Villa Foundation programmes in their schools.
The full-time role, which will be based in the schools themselves, will help to ensure that the club have a presence at the heart of education in the city, putting the Foundation in the best possible position to impact positive change on students.
Manager of Foundation and Community Partnerships, Andy Taylor, believes the link with PACT will aid the Foundation’s attempts to have a greater impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of school children in the local community.
He said: “We’re delighted to build on our existing primary school programmes with this new model, which allows greater focused engagement. We will be working very closely with the schools to measure the positive impact of the engagement over the course of the year.
“This representation within the schools also allows exit routes through our wider family interventions such as holiday activity, employability and health-based projects as we work to develop a family approach, starting in the schools.”
The Villa Community Champion will aim to deliver projects and interventions that help raise attendance, empower pupils, improve students’ health and wellbeing and increase inclusive activities, among other objectives, in PACT schools.
PACT is responsible for four primary schools in Birmingham – Heathfield Primary School, Highfield J&I School, Birchfield Community School and Prince Albert Primary School – and CEO Sajid Gulzar is excited about the opportunities the partnership presents.
He said: “As an AVFC Hub school we will adopt a collaborative delivery approach to ensure that our staff, pupils and their families benefit from skilled expertise and additional resources. The aim is to enable our pupils to excel both in and outside of the classroom. “
We are extremely excited about the partnership and how it can serve our communities. We hope that the collaboration will benefit our children across PACT for many years to come.”
The scores have been calculated and the final results for this years sports days are..
1st - Honesty - 13,653 pts
2nd - Commitment - 13,477 pts
3rd - Respect - 13,346 pts
4th - Understanding - 12,443 pts
5th - Equality - 12,420 pts
6th - Friendship - 12,010 pts
On Monday 2ndJuly, School will be closed to all pupils for a Teacher Training Day. School will re-open on Tuesday 3rdJuly for all pupils.
We will be holding a book fair from Monday 18thJune to Thursday 21stJune. There will be a wide range of fantastic fiction and non-fiction books available to buy from £2.99 (payment by cash only). The fair will be open in the playground from 3.30- 4.00pm but there will also be the opportunity for your child to browse and buy books during the school day if they cannot come after school.
The more books we sell, the more free books we will get for our school: if we sell £1,000 of books we will get £600 of free books for the school!
We look forward to seeing you there,
Miss A. Fanning
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you Eid Mubarak in preparation for the end of the week. As children will be celebrating with families, they are entitled to take one day off school if Eid is to fall on Friday. If Eid falls on Saturday children will be expected to attend as normal. Those children who do not celebrate Eid will be expected to attend school as normal too. Therefore, any days taken outside of Eid will be classed as unauthorised. Even though Eid will be an authorised absence for one day, It will still be recorded as an absence and will be reflected in your child's attendance figure. However, this will not prevent your child from receiving any attendance incentives that they are entitled to.
On Monday 18thJune 2018, we will be celebrating Eid in school. Children are welcome to come dressed in their Eid clothes. In the afternoon, children will be having parties in class and can bring food in with them for their celebration's. Please ensure that any food that your child brings into school is shop bought and in its original packaging for allergy purposes.
We look forward to sharing the celebration of Eid across the school and providing the children with an opportunity to celebrate together with staff and children alike.
I am sure you will join us in encouraging your child to take part and enjoy their day.
Miss M Davies
Head of School
Our next Online Safety parent workshop is just around the corner. This half term our theme is "Home Internet Security".
Here you will learn how to install Sophos Home to protect your laptops and PC's at home. You will learn how to filter websites, view the internet history as well as monitor your computer usage.
All parents and carers are welcome.