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.
In this issue we look at our top tips for staying safe online this summer. Read them now to make this summer a safe one for you and your children online. Also in this issue, find out how you can access our FREE parent/carer resources and courses (via National Online Safety).
I hope you are in the best of health and always remain to be so.
Sadly, I am writing to inform you that my journey at Heathfield Primary School has come to an end.
No words convey how proud I am to be able to say that I was the Head, a family member of Heathfield Primary School. It has been an honour to have served the children, parents, community and staff of such an amazing school; you will all remain truly dear to me forever.
Knowing that I am leaving you in the capable hands of Mrs Atherton, who has been appointed as Head of School, makes my heart feel content. I know she will give everything she has to ensure the children and community of Heathfield Primary School get nothing but the best.
My journey in education continues but in a different part of the world.
I have been given an amazing opportunity to work abroad - I will be moving to Dubai and working as the Director of Excellence and Compliance for an organisation called BEAM
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your ongoing support and commitment. I know you will continue this for Mrs Atherton too.
I will be in school on the last few days of the term to say my goodbyes.
We are currently preparing for our Summer Fayre which will be held on Friday 5th July 2019 from 12pm to 2pm. This means that school will close for all children(excluding Friday Club Children) at 12pm on Friday 5thJuly. If your child usually has a free school meal, we will be providing them with a packed lunch. If you pay for school dinners, and would prefer your child notto have a packed lunch, please fill in the slip provided at the bottom of the printed letter. If this slip is not returned, a packed lunch will be provided and charged for in the usual way.
The Fayre’s aim is to raise funds for the school to help buy resources and further enhance our pupils’ learning experiences.
We would love for as many members of the community as possible to be involved.
Rent a Stall
The cost to rent a stall is £15.Please arrive between 11am and 11:30am to set up your stall.
If you are interested in renting a stall any potential stall must let the Office know by June 28th.
To rent a stall you would have to provide a copy of your Public Liability Insurance document and if you are serving food you would have to provide a copy of your Certificate of Food Safety (unless it is pre-packaged food).
Non-Uniform Day on Monday 24thJune
If your child would like to wear non-uniform on this date, then we are asking for a small donation of a ‘bottle of something’. The bottles will then be used as prizes in our tombola.
Your bottle donation could be filled with: bubble bath, washing up liquid, drinks or filled with goods such as hair bobbles. Please feel free to decorate your bottle if you wish.
If you are unable to find a bottle, a donation of an unused item would also be appreciated.
If you own a business – and would like some free advertising – please feel free to donate an unused item or pre-packaged food for prizes to at least the value of £20.
If your child has outgrown any toys or books (that are still in excellent condition) please send them in via your child’s class teacher for our Bric – a - Brac stall.
If you would like to help on the day with setting up, tidying up or with events as the fayre is taking place, please let the Office know by June 28th.
We are delighted to announce that Mr Gulzar, our CEO has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list. Mr Gulzar is one of 48 people to be honoured this year for Services to Education.
On receiving the award Mr Gulzar said “I was surprised and humbled to be recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to Education. Ever since I was a student teacher, I have done my very best to make a positive difference to children’s lives and for them to benefit from their education in the way that I have”. He added “This honour isn’t just for me and my family. It is for my colleagues, for the communities we serve and the children who are entrusted to us. I have had the privilege of working with amazing families and the most talented and dedicated people in education over the past 20 years without whom this recognition would be impossible”.
Sue Knottenbelt, Chair of Trustees at Prince Albert Community Trust said "The award of an OBE to Sajid Gulzar represents a huge personal achievement and well-deserved recognition for his outstanding leadership, dedication and effective work in raising standards and improving life chances in our city. This recognition is great for Sajid personally and also great for the staff and pupils of our PACT schools and the communities we serve and for Birmingham."
I am sure that you will join all of us at the Prince Albert Community Trust in congratulating Mr Gulzar on his extraordinary achievement.