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Prince Albert Community Trust announce 3rd Annual conference line up

Prince Albert Community Trust are delighted to announce the return of the PACT annual conference which will be taking place at the Trust brand new school, Prince Albert High in January 2022.

The theme of the PACT annual conference 2022 will be 'PAVing the way' as we celebrate the launch of the Prince Albert Community Trust Purpose, Ambition and Values. 

Colleagues from across the Trust will come together for a day of learning and collaboration and will be joined by some excellent guest speakers including keynote speakers Shani Dhanda and Sajid Gulzar OBE. 

Throughout the event we will explore how through our own individual practise we can contribute to our collective, ambitious vision for our children, young people and the communities that we serve.

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Prince Albert High School Opening Ceremony

On Thursday 18th November Prince Albert High School celebrated its grand opening with a ceremony which saw the unveiling of a plaque by Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai. 

Prince Albert High School is a brand new co-educational secondary school for 11-18 year olds situated at the heart of Perry Barr. The school opened in September 2021 to 180 students who enjoy 4,103sqm of teaching spaces including 32 traditional classrooms and 27 specialist learning spaces for subjects such as science, art, music, drama and technology. 

Distinguished guests joined the special occasion which saw Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai deliver an empowering and inspirational speech on the importance of education and equal opportunities for all. During the ceremony the student choir delivered their first ever performance and Head Scholars had the opportunity to ask Malala questions. Topics included Malala’s aspirations, and which causes sit nearest to her heart. 

Prince Albert High has an ambitious vision for an inclusive school that through the ‘pursuit of excellence’ champions academic success and morally driven character education. The school sets extremely high expectations and hopes to see their students become future leaders and changemakers of the world. 

On the official opening Rabia Afzal, Founding Head of School at Prince Albert High said ‘Having Malala join us for our opening ceremony was a moment of great pride for us. Our students and staff are still talking about her speech, and we feel that this will continue for years to come!’

Sajid Gulzar OBE and CEO of the Prince Albert Community Trust said "We were delighted to have Malala with us on such a momentous occasion for our new school and our MAT. I am sure that Malala will inspire our students for generations to come."

Prince Albert High School is part of the Prince Albert Community Trust which was founded in 2015. Prince Albert Community Trust currently serves 5 primary schools across Birmingham in addition to Prince Albert High.

 

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Half Term Free School Meal Vouchers

In order to continue to support eligible parents and pupils with access to free school meals (FSM) during the February half term, Birmingham City Council have provided a one-off supermarket eVoucher for each eligible pupil in Reception to Year 6. Birmingham City Council have provided these voucher codes which can be redeemed online for a range of supermarkets.

If you are eligible and have received a text message from school with your digital eVoucher cheque, please follow these steps to order your supermarket eVoucher:

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Alternative FSM provision w/c 25th January 2021

During this current period of school closure, we are now pleased to be able to offer eligible parents and pupils access to free school meals by supplying supermarket eGift cards, that can be spent locally to you. The DfE have funded these eGift cards as part of a national scheme. You will be able to choose which supermarket you would like an eGift card for including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and more.

Eligible families will be receiving their eCode via email w/c 25th January 2021 to provide lunch time meals for three weeks until half term.

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Devices to support remote learning

Dear Parents

Understandably, we have had a lot of enquiries from parents about laptops and devices from the Department for Education (DfE) for families who need them. We are doing everything we can to support families who need a device or need to be connected to the internet.  At this moment in time, we have been allocated just over 80 devices across our 5 schools (which currently serve just over 3000 pupils).

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National Lockdown - School Closure Update 06/01/2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Following the Prime Ministers announcement on Monday 4th January 2021 confirming School closures until February half term 2021, school will now be closed to all pupils except for pupils of critical workers and vulnerable pupils.

Free School Meals and Vouchers

Following the Prime Ministers announcement on Monday 4th January 2021, educational establishments are still awaiting further clarification and guidance from the Government regarding plans for Free School Meals and any potential Free School Meals voucher schemes. Therefore, we do not have any vouchers available for distribution at this stage.

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Alternative FSM provision for Christmas

During the Christmas holiday, we are pleased to be able to continue to offer eligible parents and pupils access to free school meals by supplying supermarket eGift cards, that can be spent locally to you, funded by Birmingham City Council.

During the week commencing 14th December, eligible pupils from Reception to Year 6 will be issued with a £30 eCode, the equivalent of £15 per week, £3 per meal, for two weeks.  eCodes can be redeemed online for an eGift card for the supermarket of your choice by visiting https://www.selectyourcompliment.co.uk/grocery.

If you do not receive an eCode you are expecting (and you are certain that your child is eligible for free school meals) please check your SPAM/Junk email folders for an email from Edenred before contacting us.

If you have any queries about your eCode and eGift Card then please look at the frequently asked questions here.  If you have redeemed your eCode and the supermarket eGift card you ordered hasn't arrived in your email after 24 hours, please contact Edenred by email at freeschoolmealsparentscarers@edenred.com and Edenred can look into this for you.

Please read both of these guides to ensure you can redeem your eCode and use your supermarket eGift Card:

how to use your eCode

frequently asked questions