20th May 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you for continuing to support your children in their home-learning – I appreciate this must have been even harder than usual today...
Music Lessons next year: you should have received a separate School Post message this morning from Mr Mulholland, inviting you to confirm your child’s continuation with music lessons next year, or to sign up for a new course of lessons. The details are on our website on the links below:
Key Worker School: June. We are taking bookings for Key Worker school for after the half-term break. Places are reserved for the children of those directly involved in work to manage the coronavirus pandemic, or for our most vulnerable children. Please complete the form on this link, by 6pm on Friday 22 May: https://tinyurl.com/June-Key-Worker-School
School Re-opening in June: We will communicate our plans for a gradual expansion of the number of pupils in school by the end of this week. To help us with this, if you have not yet done so, please complete the survey about your child’s experiences of home learning on this link, by 6pm on Friday 22 May: https://tinyurl.com/yay5yyvf
Cambridgeshire Local Authority have been providing us with invaluable support and guidance during these unusual times. They have asked schools to re-send the notices belowto parents:
COVID19 and Free School Meal Eligibility: If your financial circumstances have been affected by the COVID 19 crisis you could now be entitled to Benefit Related Free School Meals.
To find out if you are eligible please fill out our simple online application form at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
where you will receive an instant response as to your eligibility status. If you are eligible for FSM, your child’s school will be informed within 3 days.
• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit (unless you’re also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and earn no more than £16,190)
• Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop receiving Working Tax Credit)
• Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400)
If you have any queries regarding this information, please call the Education Welfare Benefits team on 01223 703200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or look at the website www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
Foster Carers Needed
Can you help transform the lives of young people?
Foster Care Fortnight (8-21 May) is the UK’s largest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by The Fostering Network. This year’s campaign message is all about how the dedication and commitment of foster carer’s helps to transform lives.
Our need to provide safe, secure and loving homes for children and young people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough grows every year.
If we can keep more children local then they can attend the same school, keep in touch with their friends and get the support and guidance they deserve.
Being a foster carer is rewarding. You need is a spare bedroom and a sense of humour! We are encouraging people from ALL walks of life to consider fostering.
We have children and young people in our care of all ages and from different backgrounds. This includes siblings who are desperate to stay together, children with disabilities and teenagers. We offer generous allowances and 24 hour access to advice and training.
I hope you can enjoy the sunny evening - maybe send a photo of some family time outdoors to the PE Department’s email@example.com. promotion?
Take care of yourselves,