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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 21: July and Summer 2018' online now.
In this issue we look at top tips to help you make this summer a safe one for your children online. We also take a look at the Google 'Be Internet Legends' campaign which has recently been launched across our PACT schools.
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.
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.”