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Stoptober: advice for parents and carers

Our students’ health is important to us. You may be aware that October brings around the national Stoptober campaign to support people who want to quit smoking. Quit Smoking this October – when you stop smoking, good things start to happen. For information and advice on how to quit please click on the Better Health NHS website.

If you would like to support your child to stop vaping there are a number of useful tips on the leaflet produced by Smokefree Sheffield.

Minibus fundraiser – we need your support

On Friday the 21st June the Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils and staff are setting off on a day trip to raise money for a new school minibus. Kim, Del and Mandy, who are TAs and a maths teacher, are going to walk from Bognor Pier to Brighton Pier!! 26 miles in one go!

The pupils and rest of the staff are meeting them at three points along the way in order to support the walkers. Pupils will join the walk for some of the way.

 Variety, the children’s charity, are helping us fundraise and will contribute to the final cost of a minibus. We have a £5000 target!!

Please contribute to our fundraiser, but as importantly, SHARE the link to all your friends and families and local businesses. Thanks very much! 

Secondary PRU 

https://www.justgiving.com/page/kim-richards-1717590246157?utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=page%2Fkim-richards-1717590246157&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=pfp-share

Free holiday activities

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme provides FREE activities for school-aged children and young people in Reception to Year 11 who receive benefits-related free school meals (FSM).

Summer HAF bookings go live on Wednesday 5 June, with over 11,000 HAF places available. Visit: https://www.eequ.org/brightonhovehaf to learn more and book.

Activities include everything from sports, performing arts, computing, the variety that playschemes offer, youth programmes, and so much more! Participants will also receive a meal.

Eligible participants are permitted to book up to 16 HAF sessions over Summer HAF 2024, with one session available per day.

Learn more about HAF here: https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/HAF

Email haf@brighton-hove.gov.uk to request to be added to the distribution list to receive all updates directly, or to ask questions.

School Ofsted Inspection 26/03/2024

Dear parent or carer

Inspection of Central Hub Brighton by Ofsted

We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 26 March 2024. The lead inspector will be Gary Tostevin. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet that came with this letter. It explains why we inspect schools and what happens during an inspection.

Your views about the school are important to us

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted’s online survey, Ofsted Parent View, at: https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.

Ofsted Parent View asks for your opinion on some aspects of your child’s school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child’s school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.

To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.

Please complete the online survey by 11am on 26 March 2024 as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views. However, we will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection, although the free-text box facility will not be available after noon on 27 March 2024.

Speaking to an inspector

If you are unable to complete the online survey, it may be possible to speak to an inspector during the inspection, for instance at the start of the school day, or to pass on messages to the inspectors if you are unable to speak to them in person. Inspection administrators will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. If concerns are raised about child protection, we may have to pass the information we receive to social services or the police. You can contact the administrators on 03000130976. Inspectors will be pleased to receive your comments, but cannot deal with complaints about individual pupils or settle disputes between you and the school.

Gathering personal information on inspection

Inspectors will gather any personal information necessary to assist them in inspecting a school. Our privacy policy sets out what personal information we collect, what we do with it, how long we keep it and individuals’ rights under data protection legislation. The contact details for Ofsted’s Data Protection Officer are: Email – informationrequest@ofsted.gov.uk; Post – Information management team, Ofsted, 2 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6EH.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the online survey.

Yours faithfully
Abdi Omar
Inspection support administrator

National Careers Week 2024

The Central Hub Brighton School is taking part in National Careers Week!
National Careers Week (NCW) is running from the 4th to the 8th of March 2024. NCW
is a celebration of career guidance, which provides an excellent opportunity to
support young people who will be moving onto their chosen post 16 pathway.
We have gathered booklets for our learners and for their parents/carers which will
help the planning of future career prospects: please click here below:
https://ncw2020.co.uk/booklets-guides/

Weather Warning

I am writing to you with regards to the Amber Weather Alert you may have heard about in the news that is expected to affect the South East area. The local authorities have written to schools asking us to give consideration to the potential impact of the storm, which includes damage to buildings and the impact the very strong winds may have on travel plans.  

As we plan our response to this developing situation I am keen to give you as much notice as possible about how this might affect the school day tomorrow. We will review the safety of each site in the morning to ensure staff and students can travel to school safely. 

We will notify you of any changes. If you do not hear from us then assume the sites are open as usual however there may be some disruption to public and taxi transport.