Community

Our Remarkable World - re-imagined

Our Virtual Festival of Remarkable Lives 1st July 2020

AET will have two 90 min online shows at 10 am and 1 pm on 1st July - please do join us as we honour and celebrate our remarkable children and staff.

The festival will be streamed live at www.aetfestival.org and you can watch the trailer here!

There is lots of fun stuff and interaction lined up for the day, as well as celebrating our Remarkable World competition winners… and a few surprises so please do join in with the children.

Here is an inspirational video featuring some of our pupils made by our PCAB members, Jo Candelaria and Rachel Almond to share the values of the Academy highlighting the AET Annual Festival of Remarkable Lives due to be held virtually this year on Wednesday 1st July 2020!


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Hazelwood Academy Parent & Community Advisory Board (PCAB)

The key role of PCAB will be to present parental and community view on School Governance process and improving lines of communication between school and community as well as taking lead in raising any challenges to the Board of Governing Body.

Purpose/ Charter:

Consistent with the Department of Education’s guidance on governance, the PCAB is an advisory body which is a full and formal part of the Trust’s governance structure. AET has developed a Parent and Community Advisory Board Charter outlining the purpose and functioning of PCAB. The essence of Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) will be based on three key objectives: (the 3 Cs)

1. Community – Schools need to interact and connect with communities to promote the ethos of the school as positive to make parents and communities interested in joining the school and the local community group who may be able to help the schools. The PCAB will act as a link between the two, ensuring that children benefit from local opportunities for learning, development and employment.

2. Concerns – PCAB can be useful to defuse the complaints before escalation to higher level as an independent point of contact.

3. Celebration - of the strengths and achievements of the academy to promote the reputation of the academy and its pupils.

In order to become a PCAB member, an applicant must complete and return the AET Volunteer Application form, and a DBS application. They may also be subject to other good governance processes which AET may have for volunteers. Chairing of PCAB should sit within local parenting community and suggested membership for PCAB is upto 10 members who have commitment to support and feed ideas for activities. All members to be requested to completed Volunteer Application Form and DBS application form.

Membership:

List of possible representatives from community discussed at the meeting:

● Local PCSO

● Local Church and other local religious and/ or ethnic groups.

● Ice Hockey Academy Representative

● Local Scouts and Guides

● Local Community Centre (recently reopened and run by AGE UK Charity)

● Local Businesses e.g. Tesco, Sainsbury's and public companies e.g. Nationwide Building Society, Zurich with community element in organisation charter. Some business have set budget for local community activities which they may not advertise however do provide to school on application only

● Parents who are also involved in local community

● Sports club

● Secondary school teachers/ staff for main feeder secondary schools