As you know, the government have made it a statutory duty of all schools to make provisions for children eligible for free school meals during this unprecedented time.
To ensure that all of our eligible children receive provision of food during the crisis, we have signed up to the DfE supermarket voucher scheme.
You should receive an email (to the same address you provided for your login to class dojo) with an e-code which you need to redeem within one month. THIS IS NOT THE SUPERMARKET VOUCHER- you use the code to then choose which supermarket you would like to redeem it from. You then have a certain amount of time to spend it, depending on each supermarket but most of them are at least 1-2 years.
At the moment the supermarkets included in the scheme are: Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose, M&S and Sainsbury’s. The government are working hard to negotiate and get other supermarkets on board.
You will receive £15 per eligible child this week (by 3rd April) and then each week of closure from the 20th April. No vouchers are issued during what would have been the school holidays as this is only to provide substitute meals from term time.
PLEASE NOTE- THIS IS ONLY FOR CHIDLREN ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS, NOT UNIVERSAL INFANT FREE SCHOOL MEALS.
Vouchers can not be redeemed on age-restricted products such as alcohol and cigarettes. We do ask that you use the vouchers responsibly to ensure the eligible children are fed.
If you believe you are eligible for free school meals, but are not yet in receipt of them, contact school via my email firstname.lastname@example.org
and Mrs McGowan will be in touch to apply for you.
We hope you agree that this is a very appropriate and responsible approach to ensuring the needs of all of our eligible children are met. The packed lunch delivery was not going to be practical long-term as this puts our staff and yourselves at risk through unnecessary journeys now that an alternative has been reached.
Please use the link below if you need further information or have any other questions