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Mr Gulzar awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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.

SG

 

Online Safety Update: Issue 25

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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 25: May 2019' online now.

In this issue we are extremely pleased to announce that the PACT has joined the National Online Safety Certified Schools Membership scheme.  Find out more including details of how you can access the parent/carer resources and courses in issue 25 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. See your child's school website for further details.

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. See your child's school website for further details.

'Together for a better Internet’ - Online Safety Week & SID 2019

Monday 4th February 2019 will mark the start of our PACT Online Safety Week across all of our schools. Throughout the week your child will be learning about how to stay safe online whilst in school and at home. We will also be participating in the globally celebrated Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 5th February.

Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the slogan: ‘Together for a better Internet’.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved and join a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

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Online Safety Update: Issue 23

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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 23: December and Christmas 2018' online now.

In this issue we look at how when you set up a new bit of tech, many of the apps will automatically offer the opportunity to share your location. We look at the issues you need to consider before deciding whether to share your child’s location...as well as recommended apps for location tracking. We also look at some Christmas conversation starter tips to help children deal with online issues and open up about their digital lives.

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. See your child's school website for further details.

Online Safety Update: Issue 22

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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 22: October 2018' online now.

In this issue we look at how Apple’s new Screen Time platform can benefit your family.

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. See your child's school website for further details.