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Online Safety Update: Issue 24

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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 24: February 2019' online now.

In this issue we look at Safer Internet Day 2019 which had a theme of 'together for a better internet'.  We also look at our own PACT Online Safety themed week which incorporated both Safer Internet Day and the theme of 'together for a better internet'.  We are also extremely pleased to announce that the PACT has joined the National Online Safety Community.  Find out more in issue 24 of our Online Safety Update - out now!

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.

Shabana's Goodbye

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you are all in the best of health.

When I first came to Heathfield as Deputy Head Teacher 5 years ago, I came to a school that had many problems. I joined a talented and dedicated team that was working exceptionally hard to improve the school. In 2016, Mr Oram left to become a Head Teacher at another school; I was then very fortunate to be appointed the Head of School at Heathfield.

In 2013 the schools SATs results were amongst the lowest in the city. This year, we have been given the accolade of Birmingham’s best primary school. Our SATs results are amongst the best in the country for the second year running. All this has been achieved by the team at Heathfield working together with Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT).

The PACT’s mission is to support failing schools in order to improve the quality of education for as many children as possible. I have been asked to support a failing school after the half term holidays. Just as Prince Albert was a successful school able to support Heathfield, we are now in a position to support other schools. As there are now 4 schools in the PACT, Miss Akay and I will be the only staff from Heathfield supporting at the school. For the time being, this is a temporary arrangement until the end of the academic year. In my absence, Mrs Atherton will be the Head of School.

I am confident that Mrs Atherton and the staff at Heathfield will continue to provide your children with an outstanding education. It is a sign of the success of our school that I am being asked to support elsewhere.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Amir-Baz

Head of School

Reception Coffee Morning

Dear Parents

We would like to invite you to a coffee morning on Monday 11th February at 9.00am here at Heathfield School. 

The coffee morning has been organised as we would like to work together with parents to improve our understanding of your expectations from school. Our aim is to build positive home/school relationships to enhance your child’s learning.

I look forward to seeing you all there.

Miss Yasemin Akay

Pastoral Lead

 

Chinese New Year Assembly

Dear Parents

You are invited to attend a Chinese New Year assembly held by Year 1, on Wednesday 6th February at 9.00am.

Please ensure your child is in school promptly at 8:45am so that we can get ready.

We very much forward to seeing you.  

Miss Elahi and Mrs Nagra.

Outdoor Area Donations

Dear Parents,

As you know we are lucky enough to have an outdoor area that the children use to learn in.

This term we are creating a garden in this space and we are looking for donations to help with our project. 

We would be happy to accept: wellies, spades, plant pots, 1litre/2litre plastic bottles, gardening gloves, gardening tools, watering cans, old umbrellas that you don’t require anymore and anything else that you think would be suitable for this area.

Thank you,

Year One team

 

     

Year 2 Reading Workshop

Dear Parent/Guardian

You are invited to attend our Reading Workshop.

Year 2 Teachers will be holding a Parent Workshop on Thursday 7th February 2019 at 9.15am in the Y2 classroom.

You will be given an opportunity to have an insight on what your child/children are being taught during their lessons. It will also give you a clear understanding of how you can help them at home with their reading. It has been proven that parent/carer support at home alongside school learning has an immense impact on their progress and attainment.

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Rajput and Mrs Begum.

Year 4 Workshop

Dear Parent/Guardian

You are invited to attend our multiplication and reasoning work shop.

Year 4 Teachers will be holding a Parent Workshop on Wednesday 30th January 2019 at 9am in the Junior Hall.

You will be given an opportunity to have an insight into what your child/children are being taught during their lessons. It will also give you a clear understanding of in what way and how you can support them at home.

It has been proven that parent/carer support at home alongside school learning has an immense impact on their progress and attainment.

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Mr Cooke and Mrs Hanif.

 

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Birmingham Mail

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you are all in the best of health. 

Some of you may have read an amazing article on the Birmingham mail website over the weekend about the successes of Heathfield Primary School. 

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birminghams-best-primary-school-its-15720537

Journalists came to visit us last week and had lots of great things to say about our school. As is usually the case with things like this, one or two comments were taken out of context, however on the whole we are very pleased with how they have presented the school.

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and we hope to be able to continue to celebrate our accomplishments for many years to come.

Thank you.

Mrs Amir-Baz

Head of School