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This Thursday, 12th January 2017, is one of our Attendance Awareness Days.
We will be out in the playground giving out stickers to all the children who arrive on time.
The children will be involved in a fun quiz in class, all about attendance and the great incentives we have in place for good attendance and punctuality. They will also be taking part in a poster competition and the winner in each class will win a fabulous prize.
We, as always, would like to work in partnership with all parents to get children into school every day on time so that all children have the best chance to reach their full potential.
Please refer to our last newsletter or log onto our website to see all the incentives we have in place for attendance and please remind your children regularly about these to encourage regular school attendance.
If you have any questions or queries about attendance and punctuality or you just want to discuss what the incentives are then please contact Mrs Ahmed at school who will be happy to give you more information.
Dear Parent / Guardians,
The PACT Child Safety Team aims are to ensure that our schools have the most rigorous safeguarding systems and procedures. Keeping the children safe is our number one priority.
Last term we have covered the topic PREVENT. If you would like information on PREVENT and top tips to keep your child safe please visit our school website and check out our Child Safety link. We will be revisiting this topic again for parents and children and will continue to keep staff abreast with current changes and training.
We would like to introduce our safeguarding topic for the Spring term.
Child Sexual Exploitation
During the Spring term the Child Safety Group will be delivering information for parents and talking to the children about positive relationships, online safety and how they can continue to keep themselves safe. Please spend a few moments to read through our guidance linked below on spotting the signs of CSE.\
Trust Pastoral Leader
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 13: December 2016' online now.
In this issue we look at our Internet of Things survey results and parental control apps for mobile devices. Are you buying someone a new device for Christmas? We also take a look at some top tips for staying safe on mobile phones and tablets. We hope you enjoy this issue.
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.
At the Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT) we are always looking for ways to ensure that we have the most talented and dedicated staff working with your children. You will have seen media reports over the past couple of years that refer to the ‘teacher shortage’ in the country. It is becoming more difficult for schools across the country to recruit new staff and hold on to good people that they already employ. The Trustees and I are always looking for ways to attract the best staff but also to ensure that we keep the excellent colleagues that we already have. One of the things that we think will help to do this is to change our admissions criteria. The Trustees of Prince Albert Community Trust wish to make an amendment in respect of the admissions criteria for the 2018-19 academic year.
The amendment under consideration is as follows:
Criteria 3: Children of a member of staff employed across the Prince Albert Community Trust
This will allow the small number of staff who wish to send their children to a PACT school (having worked for us for at least 2 years) to do so. It may be that they live in another town and would otherwise have to leave to find a post closer to home when their child starts school, it may simply be that they want the best possible school for their child. Our full admissions criteria with the variance included is available here.
This letter signals the start of the consultation process which will run until 31st January 2017. If you would like to express your views as part of this consultation then please email email@example.com alternatively you can pass on hand written comments to the school office in an envelope clearly marked ‘Admissions Consultation.’ I look forward to seeing your comments and feeding them back to the Trust Board. The Board will give full consideration to your comments before deciding on any changes to our current admissions arrangements.
Mr Sajid Gulzar