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Doctor Koichi Nakata Visits Prince Albert Primary School

We were very pleased to welcome Doctor Koichi Nakata working from the Centre for Teacher Development and Educational Research at the Daito Bunka University to Prince Albert Primary School. His visit today forms part of his studies and research into the English Education System.

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Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Tests 2017

Courtesy of Michael Tidd, here are two short videos explaining the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum tests for parents of Year 2 pupils and the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests for parents of Year 6 pupils.

Let’s ‘unite for a better internet’ - Online Safety Week & SID 2017

Today, Monday 6th February 2017 marks 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 tomorrow (Tuesday 7th February).

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the theme for this years Safer Internet Day is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’. This theme will run throughout our Online Safety Week.

Safer Internet Day is a fantastic opportunity to have a conversation with children about using the internet safely, responsibly and positively. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, foster carer, aunt, uncle or older sibling – we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online! This year, the UK Safer Internet Centre is particularly focusing on the role of images and videos in young people’s lives and has provided some conversation starters to help you talk about these issues with children. Also courtesy of the UK Safer Internet Centre, here you can find useful information and resources for parents and carers.

As part of our Online Safety Week and Safer Internet Day activities, we are inviting you to attend an Online Safety parent workshop. For details of workshops running at your child’s school, please see the relevant school website. During the workshop we will give you useful advice and top-tips to ensure that both you and your children can stay safe online and enjoy a ‘better internet’. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask for advice, put your mind at ease, or just enquire as to what you can do to keep your children safe online at home.

Let’s ‘unite for a better internet’!

PACT Online Safety Week & Safer Internet Day 2017

The week commencing Monday 6th February 2017 is 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 7th February 2017.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the theme for this years Safer Internet Day is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’. This theme will run throughout our Online Safety Week.

Will Gardner, Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet, said: “Safer Internet Day is an opportunity for everyone across the UK and globally to unite for a better internet. Whether you are a young person, parent, carer, school or organisation, we can all ‘be the change’ and take positive actions to make the internet a better place. Hundreds of schools and organisations have pledged their support for Safer Internet Day and it is this collaboration that helps ensure Safer Internet Day has such a positive impact, reaching 40% of UK children in 2016 and growing year on year.”

As part of our Online Safety Week and Safer Internet Day activities, we are inviting you to attend an Online Safety parent workshop. For details of workshops running at your child’s school, please see the relevant school website. During the workshop we will give you useful advice and top-tips to ensure that both you and your children can stay safe online and enjoy a ‘better internet’. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask for advice, put your mind at ease, or just enquire as to what you can do to keep your children safe online at home.

If you have any further questions regarding the parent workshops, please do not hesitate to contact the main office at school.

Well Done Mr Gulzar and Prince Albert School

Mr Gulzar and Prince Albert School have been selected for a top role supporting schools in challenging circumstances.

Mr Gulzar is one of 107 headteachers nationally to be appointed to the role of National Leader of Education (NLE) in the latest recruitment round.

NLEs along with staff in their school - designated a National Support School - use their success and professionalism to provide additional leadership capability in other schools.

NLEs are deployed to suit the needs of each school needing support, or to those in transition to academy status. They also have responsibility for bringing on the next generation of NLEs and National Support Schools.

Mr Gulzar upon receiving news of this award said: I am really pleased that the work of Prince Albert School and it’s staff has been recognised in this way. My colleagues and I will continue to work hard to improve education for as many pupils as we can.

Many NLEs report improved outcomes at the schools they support. Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said:

“It’s fantastic that heads like Sajid have the passion and ambition to help improve the life chances of young people not just in their own but in other schools as well.

“The aim of National Leaders of Education is to drive improvement in underperforming schools. We now have over 1,100 NLEs and we will be working to increase this number further to spread educational excellence everywhere.”

Successful heads will be invited to attend a formal induction and training event for the role in driving school improvement.

We will keep you updated with how this role develops and the schools we are supporting.