Heathfield Welcomes New Books Thanks to the Foyle Foundation Grant

Following the successful grant application to the Foyle foundation earlier this year, Heathfield Primary School were delighted to receive a large collection of books, made possible by the £7500 received. This grant, awarded in May, has now brought a new range of literature to the school's library, enriching the educational experience for students and families. The Foyle Foundation is a renowned independent grant-making trust that supports UK charities, including their Foyle School Library Scheme.

This scheme prioritises state-funded primary schools, providing substantial support for the purchase of physical library and reading books. These new books mark a significant step in Heathfield Primary School's commitment to promoting reading and engaging families. We eagerly anticipate the positive impact these resources will have on the students' learning journey and cannot wait to see students visit a full and exciting library once again. Head of School, Yasmeen Malik, comments on the grant: It is truly heartening to hear about the excitement surrounding the new books in our school library.

Reading is an essential part of a child's education and personal growth. We believe in the power of books to open doors to new worlds and experiences. Receiving a grant from the Foyle Foundation has been a significant achievement. It is an acknowledgment of the value of literacy and education, and it highlights our commitment to providing quality, age-appropriate texts for our children. This support will undoubtedly make a positive impact on the children's learning and their overall development. Encouraging children to explore the diverse world of literature is a vital step in fostering a love for reading and learning. It's not just about gaining knowledge but also about nurturing imagination and empathy. We hope the new books bring joy and inspiration to the children in our school and that they embark on many exciting literary adventures.


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PACT announce new CEO as Sajid Gulzar steps down

I hope this letter finds you well. As the CEO of Prince Albert Community Trust, I am writing to inform you that I will be stepping down after an incredible 14 years of service. It has been an honour and a privilege to lead this outstanding organisation. It has always been my ambition to work internationally, and I have been given the opportunity to work in Dubai. After careful consideration, I have decided to embark on a new adventure with my family.

During my time at PACT, we have achieved great success together. We have improved the quality of education, expanded our extra-curricular activities, improved our school facilities, and opened a new secondary school for our students. I am grateful for the opportunity to have served such a dedicated and aspirational community, and I will look back with deep satisfaction of what the staff and community have achieved together.

As I prepare to leave, I am confident that the future of this organisation is in good hands. I have had the pleasure of working closely with my Deputy CEO, Phillipa Sherlock-Lewis, who has been an integral part of our success over the past 14 years. Her dedication, expertise, and leadership skills make her the perfect successor. I have no doubt that under her guidance, PACT will continue to thrive and make a positive impact on the lives of our students, staff, and the communities we serve.

At each school I made a promise to you, the parents and carers about the quality of education your children would receive because that is what they deserved. I am thankful to God that by his Grace we have been able to keep these promises. It has been the greatest privilege of my professional life to serve you as a head teacher and then as CEO. I want to thank you for your often unwavering trust and support over the years. I look forward to hearing about PACT going from strength to strength.

Mr Sajid Gulzar OBE

CEO Sajid Gulzar to move on from Prince Albert Community Trust

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the departure of Sajid Gulzar from his position as CEO of Prince Albert Community Trust. After more than 26 years of serving children across Birmingham and 14 dedicated years of service at PACT Sajid has decided to take on an exciting new role in Dubai with Kings’ Education.


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Newsletter - 10th January 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a restful festive period and I wish you all the very best for the Year ahead.

May I take this opportunity to thank you all for the very warm welcome that I have received since starting my position. I look forward to continuing to work with the Heathfield commu- nity. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office and book an ap- pointment with myself or my Deputy, Mrs Smith.

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Water competency is often misinterpreted by parents and guardians as their child being able to jump into a swimming pool and being able to put their face in the water. The reality is very different.

Learning to jump into a swimming pool is an important safety skill that children often achieve in the early stages of their learning to swim journey, as it is one of the outcomes in our Pre-School Framework

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Tick-off fantastic things for you and your child to experience together.

50 Things To Do Before You’re Five gives you 50 activities that parents and carers can support their children to try out and repeat. 

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