Parent Noticeboard

This page will hold various documents, guides, leaflets and information that is relevant to our parents. The latest items are at the top of the page.

Certificates

A certificate of thanks from the NSPCC for our Number Day fundraising in February:

Certificates of thanks from Macmillan Cancer Support thanking us for our donation of takings from 2018/19's Coffee Mornings in October and March:

A certificate of thanks for our fundraising efforts from 2018's Children in Need:

Congratulations from Save the Children on the proceeds collected on our Christmas Jumper Day:

A certificate from SIFA Fireside thanking us for our donation of harvest goods:

Recognition from Birmingham Royal Ballet that we are recognised as a Dance Track affiliated school:

How Tax-Free Childcare can help working families

By visiting the Childcare Choices website (external link) parents will be able to find out if they could get Tax-Free Childcare.

Tax Free Childcare is available to over a million working families, including many who don’t get other types of government support. This can result in 20% of the families childcare costs for each child. The website includes a childcare calculator which parents can use to work out how much financial support they could get.

To continue to get Tax-Free Childcare, parents must check and reconfirm their details with HMRC every 3 months. Reconfirmation is simple and quick to do. It is parents’ responsibility to reconfirm on time, although they will get a reminder email from the childcare service.

Homophobia and Islamophobia in Birmingham

Many of you will have seen the continued coverage of intimidating protests regarding the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education at a small number of Birmingham schools. Frequently Asked Questions (pdf).

You may also have seen reports of attacks on five mosques and Islamic centres in Birmingham. In the wake of these attacks, Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of the Council, released a statement reinforcing the message that there is absolutely no place in Birmingham for intolerance and discrimination. You can read the Leader’s statement in full here (external link).

Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities also released a statement, that you can read here (external link). Cllr Cotton's video statement was posted on Twitter and you can watch it here (external link).

The Prevent Team were out in communities , providing support and reassurance to those affected. We know that the world is still reeling from the devastating attacks in New Zealand and we wanted to remind you of the resource developed by our team to assist schools in supporting discussion around these events, available here (external link).

We need our school to remain vigilant and to report anything suspicious to the police.

Questions and Answers about Bereavement

Following the sad passing of Miss Fortuin, we understand that some children may have questions about bereavement. The document below attempts to provide some answers to questions that children may ask, as well as other information about the grieving and mourning processes:

Lifeguard Training at Moseley Road Baths

Do you want to train as a lifeguard? It's a great way to keep fit, gain new skills and confidence and help your local community. Courses running in February and March 2019:

Into the Water - Community Performance for Women

Would you like to be part of a new aquatic theatre performance? If so, read the details of a new community performance group in the flyer below:

Hope Club

A flyer with session times for Hope Club on Fridays during term time:

Survey Results

Feedback from our Parent Survey:

Notice: Help with Domestic Abuse

If you need help or advice with domestic abuse, forced marriage, child sexual abuse, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, gang association or young people's relationships the Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid (BSWA) can help.

Helpline: 0808 800 0028
Website: www.bswaid.org

Read more in the flyer below:

Notice: Changes to Data Protection Law

You may be aware that from 25 May 2018, the rules around Data Protection are changing. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how personal data can be used and how it must be kept safe. The GDPR also strengthens your rights over your own data.

Saint Anne’s Catholic Primary School has always been committed to ensuring that personal and sensitive information about yourselves and your children stays safe, and whilst the GDPR is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make a few changes in order to ensure we remain compliant. One of these changes is that we have updated our privacy notice. You can view our Privacy Notices and Policies on this website.

We already seek consent from you for the use of photographs/videos of your children, and as part of our work to comply with the GDPR we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. To do so, please contact the school office and ask for a Pupil Consent Form and return the completed form to the school office.

If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you please contact us by emailing: dpo@st-annes.bham.sch.uk.

Guides and Documents

Links

  • Vodafone Digital Parenting - helps young people to become more confident and resilient online. Get lots of useful information and advice for your family.

 

All documents on this page are in pdf format unless otherwise stated.