Free School Meals Provision w/c 30 March 2020
Lancashire County Council have confirmed the arrangements for free school meals families for this week.
This week the provision for children eligible for free school meals (not Universal Free School Meals - EYFS, Y1 and Y2) is that food packages can be collected from Savick Library.
Address: Savick Library, 6 Birkdale Drive, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, PR2 1UL.
The times you can collect the food packages are:
Monday 30 March 2020 12 noon until 2pm
Tuesday 31 March 2020 11am until 2pm
If you have any queries please email email@example.com.
Lancashire County Council are working hard to put a voucher scheme in place as soon as possible - if you have not already done so please ensure that you provide us with your email address ASAP ready for when this comes into place. Please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Free School Meals Clarification
Just to provide some clarity on who is entitled to the Free School Meals during school closures. The entitlement is for families who are eligible for free school meals through Pupil Premium, this is different from Universal Free School meals which all EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to. Unfortunately, our Universal Free School Meals children are NOT entitled to food parcels or vouchers during the closure. We appreciate this is very confusing.
You will have recieved a text from school if you fall into the free school meals Pupil Premium criteria.
If you have any queries please do get in touch via email@example.com
If you have been contact by school as being eligible please can you ensure that we have your email address for when the vouchers become available. Please provide this to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Food Voucher Scam
Lancashire County Council have been made aware that people are sending out fraudulent emails asking for parent's bank details if you are entitled to free school meals whilst schools are closed.
We would never ask for your bank details in this way.
If you receive one of these emails please do not respond to any emails of this nature - you will be contacted directly from school about any voucher scheme.
Free School Meals Update - 24 March 2020 12.30pm
Food packages for those children entitled to free school meals (you will have recieved a text) are now available to collect - this will be from 12.30-14.30pm ONLY.
Please go to the kitchen door and you will be met by a member of staff. Please respect social distancing measures and stay 2 metres away from one another if there is a queue and away from staff in the interests of everyone's safety.
Please note that we have not recieved a full delivery, we have worked with Ashton High School to try and give families as much as possibile within the packages but please note that we can only provide what we have been given in the delivery and a lot of items that are listed have not been provided, this is out of our control. We have tried to provide families with as much as possible.
From next week we are working hard to provide families with vouchers instead so that you can purchase items directly from shops that your family are in need of. This is why it is imperative that we have an email address for you so please ensure you provide this to email@example.com
Thank you for your support and we wish everyone well.
Update 24 March 2020
Please can all parents ensure that all as advised in previous communication they are not contacting indivudal members of staff about set work or any other enquiries.
Please use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and your email will be forwarded to a member of staff who will be able to get back to you. Different members of staff have different roles during these times including still providing provision in school for some children. Thank you.
Free School Meals Update 23 March 2020 (12 noon)
We are still awaiting our school's delivery of the food packs for children eligible for free school meals, as soon as they arrive and are ready for distribution, we will let you know. Apologies for the delay unfortunately this is out of our hands and we do ask for your patience.
We are unsure what the plan for next week will be, it is possible vouchers will be in place rather than food packs from next week. With this in mind please can you ensure that you provide us with an email address for each family to email@example.com so that we can contact you about this information as it becomes available to us.
Update 21 March 2020
The government have released a publication for parents and carers on the decision behind school closures and some supporting information. Please see the link below to access this document.
Update 20 March 2020
As you are aware school is now closed for the majority of children. These are very challenging times for everyone and I would like to thank all our children and families for the support they have shown towards all our staff this week and continue to show as these unprecedented proceedings continue.
We want you to know that in the face of adversity your/our children have been an absolute credit to us all, displaying our school values and so much more over these past weeks. Please check out Saturday Night Take Away with Ant and Dec tomorrow night as we have today submitted our contribution with our children dancing and showing their wonderful spirit for the End of the Show Show! Lets hope ours is selected to be aired!
I feel I must take a moment to share the pure brilliance of our entire school staff who have without question displayed pure selflessness, integrity and professionalism in getting your children and each other through these totally unprecedented weeks. Please be mindful that our staff have families too and if mishaps occur via remote learning or contact that there will be good reason. Please be kind.
As communicated in updates earlier in the week, work for the children will be uploaded on the class pages of the website on the Monday of each week. We hope that during all this uncertainty you will enjoy family time together too.
We will continue to provide updates on the website as the situation progresses so please do keep checking on here for any updated information.
Our Lea Family will pull together and support our families in any way that we can.Should you need to contact school during the closure please do so by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . We are also very aware of the impact the current situation could have on our children and families on emotional and mental wellbeing. Therefore, Mrs Green (Pastoral Leader) will be available should anybody require support. Mrs Green can be contacted by email at email@example.com or via the message service on the school Facebook page. If you need a verbal call, please ensure that you provide a phone number so that you can be called back.
Please take care and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to school as soon as we are able to.
With the very best wishes from Lynne Slater, all of the staff and governors at Lea x
Update 18 March 2020
As you will be aware it has been announced tonight that schools are to close from the end of the school day on Friday 20 March 2020 until further notice. Therefore, following the guidance, from 3.05pm on Friday we will be closed.
A further update will be provided in the morning with more information, including how we will provide work for the children during the closure. This will be posted on this section of the website.
If you feel you qualify as an Emergency Worker or a Key Worker please could you email firstname.lastname@example.org stating:
Can we ask that you please provide this information by 9am on Thursday 19 March 2020.
We appreciate that this is a very difficult time for our whole school community and we thank you for your continued support during these unprecidented times.
If a child or member of staff displays symptoms
The current advice states: