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WE Digest - School Visit Feedback

Dear Colleagues,

I hope that you have all returned from the half term break feeling rested and ready for the busy term ahead.

Many thanks to those of you who attended the recent Hub Day at Prince Albert School, Birmingham.

The feedback was overwhelmingly positive (100% of delegates rating it 5/5) with the following specific comments made:

  • “A thought provoking day with lots of inspirational ideas to take back to school.”
  • "The hardest part is seeing something this great and wondering how you will be able to implement it.”
  • "We were amazed, walking into a room with so much choice, to find children choosing to write."
  • "So impressed by the level of writing in foundation stage."
  • "There are little things that we can do immediately to incorporate the philosophy- for example using all natural materials- you have to start somewhere."

Many thanks to the Prince Albert school community for hosting this event.

Best wishes,

Jo Corrigan (Director of Primary) and Killian Moyles (Primary Network Facilitator) Whole Education Primary Team

Online Safety Update: Issue 27

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 27: October 2019 online now.

In this issue we look at online gaming and the new Online Gaming Advice Hub from Internet Matters.  Also in this issue, find out how you can access our FREE parent/carer resources and courses (via National Online Safety).

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.

Online Safety Update: Issue 26

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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 26: July and Summer 2019' online now.

In this issue we look at our top tips for staying safe online this summer.  Read them now to make this summer a safe one for you and your children online.  Also in this issue, find out how you can access our FREE parent/carer resources and courses (via National Online Safety).

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.

Mr Gulzar awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

We are delighted to announce that Mr Gulzar, our CEO has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list. Mr Gulzar is one of 48 people to be honoured this year for Services to Education.

On receiving the award Mr Gulzar said “I was surprised and humbled to be recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to Education. Ever since I was a student teacher, I have done my very best to make a positive difference to children’s lives and for them to benefit from their education in the way that I have”. He added “This honour isn’t just for me and my family. It is for my colleagues, for the communities we serve and the children who are entrusted to us. I have had the privilege of working with amazing families and the most talented and dedicated people in education over the past 20 years without whom this recognition would be impossible”.

Sue Knottenbelt, Chair of Trustees at Prince Albert Community Trust said "The award of an OBE to Sajid Gulzar represents a huge personal achievement and well-deserved recognition for his outstanding leadership, dedication and effective work in raising standards and improving life chances in our city.  This recognition is great for Sajid personally and also great for the staff and pupils of our PACT schools and the communities we serve and for Birmingham."

I am sure that you will join all of us at the Prince Albert Community Trust in congratulating Mr Gulzar on his extraordinary achievement.

SG

 

Online Safety Update: Issue 25

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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 25: May 2019' online now.

In this issue we are extremely pleased to announce that the PACT has joined the National Online Safety Certified Schools Membership scheme.  Find out more including details of how you can access the parent/carer resources and courses in issue 25 of our Online Safety Update - out now!

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.