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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 16: July and Summer 2017' online now.
In this issue we look back at our last PACT Online Safety Day of the academic year, our Online Safety Parent Questionnaire and the new 'Snap Maps' location sharing feature in Snapchat.
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.
As I am sure you will be aware from the national news, schools funding has been reduced each year for the last few years. Schools are finding it hard to remain financially stable and still provide the quality of education that children deserve.
Schools across Birmingham and across the country have had to take the very difficult decision to make staff redundant. In some cases teachers as well as support staff have been made redundant.
The Trust Board and the Finance Team at the Prince Albert Community Trust have worked exceptionally hard over the last two years to maintain staffing levels at our schools. This year though we have reluctantly taken the decision to make Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) redundant.
At Prince Albert school this means that Mrs Kate Carr and Miss Robina Kauser will leave us at the end of this term having been made redundant. I know that both Mrs Carr and Miss Kauser have made a tremendous contribution to our school and school community during their time with us.
Mrs Carr in particular has given over 30 years of dedicated service.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank them both for everything they have done for our children and wish them well for the future.
I would like to assure you that the Trust Board have not taken this decision lightly and have considered many options before making this decision. I would like to give you further assurances that no further redundancies are planned and the quality of education at Prince Albert will not be compromised in any way.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mr S Gulzar
CEO and Executive Head Teacher
Prince Albert Community Trust
Dear Parent / Carer
Please note that the children finish school for the summer holidays on Friday 21st July 2017 at 1pm. Can we remind everyone to check the lost property box before we break up, as all unclaimed articles will be disposed of at the end of term. The lost property box is located by the Arches building.
The school will be closed for teacher training on: Mon 4th September 2017 and Tue 5th September 2017
School re-opens for pupils on Wednesday 6th September 2017
We wish you all a good holiday and look forward to seeing you back on the 6th September 2017.
From all the Staff at Prince Albert School
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
21.07.17 Last day of school for pupils – Remember to check the lost property box
04.09.17 Teacher Training Day
05.09.17 Teacher Training Day
06.09.17 Start of school for all pupils (Year 1 to Year 6)
12.09.17 Start of school for reception pupils (parents have been issued with start times for their child)
Autumn Term Starts: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Half Term: Monday 23rd October 2017 – Friday 27th October 2017
Autumn Term Ends: Friday 22nd December 2017
From September 2017 there will be some changes made to the timings of the school lunchtimes. These changes have been made to enable the children to have more access to space during their lunch break.
Please make a note of the new times below if your child is home dinners:-
Nursery, Reception, Years 1 & 2 will be 11:30 – 12:30.
Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 will be 12:30 – 1:30.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss M Davies
Head of School