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I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the majority of our families who work really hard to ensure that their child attends school regularly. However reducing absence from school is a key priority nationally and locally. Missing school damages academic progress; disrupts learning and the learning of others.
Section 444 of the Education Act 1996 states that:
“If a child of compulsory school age, who is registered pupil at a school, fails to attend regularly at the school his/her parent(s) are guilty of an offence”.
New extended leave guidance brought out by the government in February 2017 requires parents to take extended leave out of term time. If you would like to take your child on extended leave, you should contact Mrs Ahmed at the school and fill in a Leave in term request which is available from the office.
Should your request be denied and you still choose to take the leave then the absence will be marked as unauthorised, the Local Authority could issue a Penalty Notice, under section 23 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act.
This year a parent was fined for not bringing their child into school regularly. Please do not let it be you next.
Your child only attends school for 190 days out of 365. This leaves 175 days for holidays. Please book your holidays during these 175 days. Don’t forget we have some great incentives for coming to school every day and on time!
On Friday 24th March 2017 it will be Comic Relief Red Nose Day. To celebrate and raise money, we would like all pupils to come into school wearing something red. We are asking children to bring in a £1 coin which their class teacher will then collect.
Also on Friday 24th March 2017, we will also be selling red noses for an additional cost of £1 each and these will be available on a first come first served basis from your child’s teacher.
We hope to have lots of fun and laughter on this day.
Thank you for your continued support.
Ms. K. Magee
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Trust Pastoral Leader
On Friday 24th March we will be holding a Mother’s day assembly to which all parents can attend. As part of this special celebration we will also be holding refreshments of tea/coffee and biscuits between the times of 9-9:15am. The assembly will then start at 9:15 and finish approximately at 10:10am.
We look forward to seeing you all.
Miss K Davis
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Would you like to help us make a positive impact on the education our children, school and community?
Representatives (previously known as governors) play a key role in raising standards and monitoring performance. They hold school senior leadership to account and make important decisions covering issues such as safeguarding, policy making, the curriculum and standards of achievement and attainment.
Would you like to use your skills and experience to support school leaders and help them to be the best they can be?
Anyone can become a representative; the only essential requirement is that you have the enthusiasm and desire to make a difference to the lives of children. We are always looking for skilled people who can help drive school improvement. We look for people from a whole range of backgrounds from marketing or community relations to legal or project management. It doesn’t really matter what your background is; what matters is that you care about making a difference and you can use the skills you’ve gained for the greater good of the school.
Volunteer today and make a big difference to a local community.
This is a wonderful opportunity to join a multi‐academy trust that though established is still at a progressive stage of development, with a strong sense of vision and purpose and a set of values that encourage high levels of performance, achievement, innovation and teamwork.
The PA Community Trust is committed to the welfare and safeguarding of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
For an application pack please contact the Prince Albert Community Trust on 0121 327 0594 where Michelle Jones our Clerk to Governors will make the necessary arrangements or you can download the pack from the links below. Once your application is completed and returned to Michelle Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Friday 31st March 2017
Interviews to take place over the week beginning 3rd April 2017.