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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.
Changes to data protection law
You may be aware that from 25th May 2018, the rules around data protection are changing. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how personal data can be used and how it must be kept safe. The GDPR also strengthens your rights over your own data.
The Prince Albert Community Trust has always been committed to ensuring that personal and sensitive information about yourselves and your children stays safe, and whilst the GDPR is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make a few changes in order to ensure we remain compliant.
One of these changes is that we have updated our privacy notice. Please find it here. You can also view our privacy notices and policies on our website www.the-pact.co.uk. You can also find more information on the GDPR and your rights in our latest Online Safety Update Newsletter.
We already seek consent from you for the use of photographs or videos of your children, and as part of our work to comply with the GDPR we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. To do so, please contact the school office and ask for a pupil consent form and return the completed form to the school office.
If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how the PACT and our schools are preparing, you can contact us by emailing email@example.com or please contact the school office.
Data Protection Officer
Prince Albert Community Trust
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 20: May 2018' online now.
In this issue we look at the General Data Protection Regulation - the biggest shake-up to data-privacy law for 20 years. The GDPR applies from the 25th May 2018. We also take a look at what parents need to know about Fortnite: Battle Royale.
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.