As part of our ongoing development of the newest school to be joining the PACT family, we are proud to announce the launch of our new logo for Prince Albert High School. The new logo features the newly established motto for Prince Albert High School which is 'Laudem Venari Studemus’ or ‘In Pursuit of Excellence’.
In preparation for the opening of PA High in 2021 we wanted a logo that represented the purpose, vision and values of Prince Albert High School. Our purple and green colour scheme signifies PA High belonging to the wider PACT family.
Discussing the ideas behind the creation of the new logo, Sajid Gulzar OBE said, "We believe that every child has immense potential, regardless of their starting point or the challenges they may face. We also believe that it is our job to help each and every child to fulfil their potential. Our motto will therefore serve as both an inspiration to our school community and to provide us all with the method for achieving our goals. If we pursue excellence in all that we do, understanding that there is no substitute to hard work then we will inevitably fulfil our potential as a school community".
This is a really exciting time for the Trust and our communities, and we look forward to a successful 2021.
On Saturday 24th October Mr Colin Parker, Headmaster of King Edward VI Aston School passed away. Mr Parker was also the vice chair of the PACT board of trustee. This is a tribute to Mr Parker by our CEO Mr Gulzar
When I became the headteacher of Prince Albert School in September 2009, Mr Parker was one of the first school leaders to welcome me to the area. He was always keen to ensure that local primary schools benefited from the resources, facilities and expertise of the King Edwards Foundation. Mr Parker was therefore the first person I approached in early 2015 outside of what was to become PACT about the idea of opening new secondary free school in the area. From the very first conversation, he became an ardent supporter and champion of the new school. On behalf of the PACT, he secured the support of the King Edwards Foundation, convincing them of the value of the project. Mr Parker joined us for our many visits to the Department for Education and joined the PACT trust board in order that he could continue to help.
Working with Mr Parker both as a trustee and an advisor on the Prince Albert High free school project, I regularly enjoyed the pleasure of his company over the last 5 years or so. I got to know a quiet, determined and humble man who cared deeply for the pupils the communities he served and the colleagues he worked with. He clearly retained a passion for history and even though he was the headmaster at Aston, he was a historian through and through. It seemed as if he knew every boy at his school as well as those who had long since moved on. He was a man for whom kindness was as natural as breathing, he was a true gentleman. I am still in shock at the suddenness of his unexpected passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr Parker’s family and colleagues at King Edwards. He is also a huge loss to education in Birmingham, not least the PACT board of trustees.
To reflect the ongoing situation with COVID19 and the current restrictions imposed in Birmingham we are writing to inform you that the PA High parent information events due to take place on Saturday 26th September will now take place online.
We understand that you may have lots of questions about PA High and may want to hear more about all that PA High has on offer for your child. As such we felt it important to provide this opportunity in a face to face forum in a safe way. In order that we can deliver the information event safely you will need to book online to attend by following the unique web link provided in the table below.