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Updated Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

School Reopening - September 2020

We are delighted that we have plans in place to reopen for all pupils in September.  Things could change and we may need to adapt or amend our plans as September draws nearer, in line with any new or updated guidance.  Letters have been sent out by post to parents/carers outlining the plans.  An overview is availablehere

We have also produced a video to provide some additional information, to watch please click the link belowSeptember Return

Free School Meal Vouchers Update

Free School Meal Vouchers - Guide for Parents/Carers

There has been a news announcement regarding the extension of the Free School Meal voucher scheme over the summer holidays https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-53053337.   One voucher has been issued to cover the whole of the six weeks holiday.  Any issues with the actual vouchers for specific supermarkets need to be raised with either Customer Services at the supermarket itself or Edenred.

Please note that you need to redeem the code on the website www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk to select the supermarket voucher you want, the code itself cannot be used in the supermarkets.  If you have not received a voucher code, please check your junk mail folder (the email will be sent to them from noreply@edenred.co.uk) Frequently Asked Questions for Parents/Carers

SEND Update Letter from Department of Health & Social Care and Department for Education

Letter to all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and others who support them.Link to Letter

Support around 'Loss and Change' and COVID-19

Diocese of Lichfield 

COVID-19 Related Scams and Fraud

We have be alerted to a number of scams related to Coronavirus which are using the current siutation defraud people by drawing them in to what can appear to be genuine offers via email, phone calls, WhatsApp and other social media platforms.

The Police have issued an alert regarding online COVID-19 scams for Morrisons and Tesco. The Morrison’s scam is flagged ‘Morrison’s Super Market’ and states "Morrison’s is giving away free groceries worth £250 to support the nation during Corona pandemic. Hurry up! Collect your FREE voucher." The website provided was: http://morrisons.uk-groceries.store/#. Genuine websites would be https (s=secure) rather than http as in the scam e-mail. Also look out for numbers used instead of letters and added symbols like the ‘#’ as this is a method used on fake sites. The link is said to work as expected and looks like it is genuine. You are then asked to answer three initial questions and are then led to another web page asking to circulate this offer among friends using WhatsApp. You’re then asked to pay £1 for handling charges and request your bank/credit card details to process the payment. This then gives the scammers your bank account details enabling the fraud to be committed. The Tesco scam is similar

West Midlands Police Campaign

Safe Internet Use

Parent on-line guidance

Students staying safe on line

Information from Walsall School Nurses

Newsletter

Department for Education Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The Department for Education have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
 

Talking to your children about Coronavirus

DfE issues guidance for Parents on closure of Educational Settings

The information is available provides answers to questions in five categories: via this link

1.Closures of schools, childcare and other educational settings

2.Exams

3.Vulnerable children

4.Critical workers

5.Resources and support

Guidance on key worker definitions has also been published. Details available here. Link

Updated DfE Guidance (19th June 2020)

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Parent/Carer Contact Information

Please provide us with your most up to date contact details, including telephone numbers and email addresses, to ensure you receive all important updated communications. Please see the below attachment for more information on how to do this.  

Updated Contact Information Form