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We are extremely pleased and excited to announce that Prince Albert High School, a brand new 11-19 free school has been approved by the Department for Education. Read the full story as reported by Schools Week and see a full list of 111 new free schools which were approved. You can find out more details about Prince Albert High School by visiting www.pahigh.co.uk. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support.
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 15: April 2017' online now.
In this issue we take a special look at YouTube including some fun facts, figures and advice to help you and your family to safely enjoy using YouTube.
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.
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!