School Closure - Update Number 14

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope that you are all well, staying safe and being as creative as possible for your indoor activities.

The DfE have today advised that national food vouchers for children who receive free school meals will now cover the Easter Holidays. The guidance had previously stated 'term time' only. We are still waiting for the updated guidance but will inform you as soon as we know.

For those families that have requested packed lunches, we will continue this until this Thursday 9th April regardless of whether the vouchers have arrived with you by then. Please let us know if you do not require the packed lunch so that we do not waste food supplies. 

We are increasingly aware of a number of families who might not have previously received Free School Meals but are struggling during this period due to a range of factors including. loss of work or reduced income.

Please could read the following information so that you are aware of what to do if you require support during this challenging period.  If you are already engaged with a Social Worker or other practitioner from Children’s Services, you should also discuss with them.

Greenwich Community Hub Support for Families – Covid-19

During this time many families will be experiencing a range of challenges whether that is financial pressures or otherwise. If you need any help during this period and you have not got a family member, friend or neighbour who can help, the Greenwich Community Hub can provide support across a range of areas, including:

  • collecting / delivering prescriptions
  • delivering essential food packages
  • connecting you to local community services to support with other areas such as finances

Contact the Greenwich Community Hub on:

Tel: 0800 470 4831

Email: covid19support@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Webpage for further information including volunteering opportunities  - https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/communityhub

Please note, this is a community response and you should continue, at all times, to follow the advice being given by Public Health England.

Mrs Rachel Ford

Headteacher

Bannockburn Primary School