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School Reopening - 8th March 2021 - Parent Information

Dear Parents and Carers,

Firstly, I hope that you are all safe and well. As you are now all aware, we have been tasked with reopening school to ALL pupils from Monday 8th March.

Following the government announcement and release of updated guidance, we have been planning for the full reopening of our school. This process has included the updating of risk assessments, review of control measures previously in place and in-depth reviewing of guidance.

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School Reopening Preparation

Following the government announcement, School is due to reopen to all pupils on Monday 8th March. The process of planning for this reopening and updating risk assessments is now well underway and I am writing to you with some important information regarding the preparation for this.

To enable us to appropriately prepare the building for a full reopening, School will be closed to all critical worker and vulnerable pupils on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th March. This will allow for staff training, deep cleaning of the site and preparation of learning spaces for Monday 8th March.  

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Academy Representative Recruitment

The PACT Trust Board is inviting applications, from parents, to join the Prince Albert Academy Committee.

Becoming an Academy Representative can be a rewarding and life changing experience. It provides an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the learning of our children. We are ideally looking for professionals with the time and motivation to support the school. Applicants must be passionate about the role we play in improving the life chances and social growth of the children, and successful applicants will also need to have a good standard of spoken and written English.

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Support during lockdown

We know that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown continues to be felt globally. Many people are facing extremely difficult circumstances because of this, which has resulted in a worrying and anxious time for many people.

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Literacy Week and World Book Day 2021

Thursday 4th March 2021 is World Book Day

World Book Day is a day set aside every year to celebrate reading, books, authors and illustrators. It is marked in more than 100 countries around the world and will be celebrated for the 24th time in 2021. World Book Day will be a part of a whole week focusing on Literacy (1st March 2021 - 5th March 2021). Even though most children will be at home this year, there will be a variety of fun activities related to books, reading and writing that they can take part in.

Please see the documents below for more information.

World Book Day Letter

Lockdown Reading Newsletter

Who's That Vegetable?

Book Token

 

 

Half Term Free School Meal Vouchers

In order to continue to support eligible parents and pupils with access to free school meals (FSM) during the February half term, Birmingham City Council have provided a one-off supermarket eVoucher for each eligible pupil in Reception to Year 6. Birmingham City Council have provided these voucher codes which can be redeemed online for a range of supermarkets.

If you are eligible and have received a text message from school with your digital eVoucher cheque, please follow these steps to order your supermarket eVoucher:

DfE & Government Annoucements Update

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope that our whole-school community are safe and well. I am writing to you regarding the Prime Minister’s briefing yesterday and some announcements made by the Department for Education this week. At this present time, school have received no further advice or guidance on the full reopening of school. 

The Department for Education announced earlier this week that February half term will go ahead as planned. 

  • This means that our remote learning provision, paper packs and critical worker provision will be unavailable in the week beginning Monday 15thFebruary. 
  • We hope that all members of the Prince Albert School family will maximise this down-time and ensure some rest and recharging, ready for the second half term of Spring. 

We have received confirmation from the Birmingham Local Authority that they do intend to provide FSM vouchers to cover the half term week. 

  • These will be distributed to eligible parents in the usual way. 

Based on the current information shared by the Prime Minister yesterday, school will reopen on Monday 22nd February to critical worker only. 

  • We have been assured that at least two weeks’ notice will be given to schools before reopening. 
  • This means that school for all other pupils will continue to be our remote learning provision until at least Monday 8thMarch. 
  • We will obviously keep you updated as the situation evolves and will communicate promptly when reopening plans are confirmed. 

On behalf of all of the Prince Albert Primary School team, thank you for the positive feedback, support and encouragement you have provided so far this half term. The staff have worked tirelessly to adopt this new approach and both those working from home on remote learning, and those working in the building with critical worker children, have made me exceptionally proud.

Yours sincerely

 

Miss M Davies

Head of School