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Brierley Forest

Primary and Nursery School

Coronavirus

Free School Meal Vouchers

As you may have seen, the government are now in a position to support schools in offering supermarket vouchers for those children eligible for free school meals.  In order to make this possible, and if you have not already done so, you will need to register with the school office, providing one email address for all eligible children in the family. 

 

Further information can be found at:  https://www.edenred.co.uk/reward-recipients/Free-School-Meal-Vouchers/

 

Parent and Carer FAQ's can be found at:  https://www.edenred.co.uk/Documents/DfE/DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs.pdf

 

Update Week Commencing 1st June 2020:

The guidance around the provision of FSM Vouchers during the May half term has now been updated to include the provision of FSM vouchers for this period. 

An order has now been placed with Edenred for those families who have previously requested FSM vouchers through the school office. There may be a delay in receipt of the vouchers whilst these are processed through the Edenred system. 

Information from other providers

From Jeanette Hallam:

On behalf of the SBAP could I ask you to pass on my apologies to all parents and staff.

As a result of the guidelines received regarding the Corona Virus I am having to make the difficult decision to cancel the current SBAP facilitated parenting programmes currently running at Quarrydale Academy, Kingsway Primary and New Woods Children's Centre.

We will of course be contacting parents to invite them to the June courses once restrictions are lifted, hopefully they will be lifted by June and services can go back to normal. 

 

From Simon Ray:

Unfortunately and  with great regret we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Parent Conference in light of the developing situation with the Coronavirus. This decision was not taken lightly and was informed by the latest government and Public Health England advice regarding social distancing and avoiding large social gatherings. We have also been mindful of the fact that parents and carers who were planning to attend the conference may have children who have underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems which could make them more vulnerable.

 

We will be contacting parents and carers who have already applied for place at the conference to let them know that the event is cancelled. We will also be updating the entry on Nottinghamshire’s SEND Local Offer website to notify people visiting the site that conference has been cancelled. Could we also please enlist the help of your school in letting parents and carers know that the conference will not now be proceeding.

 

We are hopeful that it will be possible to reschedule the event for later in the year. We will however need to see how the situation unfolds and explore what the availability would be for our key note speaker and workshop providers when the current recommended restrictions on large  gatherings are relaxed. We will make sure that schools are advised of any alternative date, as and when one is identified.

 

Kind regards,

Simon Ray

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