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6th August 20
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: COVID-19 Advice

 

Contacting School During COVID-19.

During the COVID-19 crisis All Saints' is taking steps to protect its community, which include putting steps in place to minimise the number of people coming into the school building.

Due to this most staff are working remotely and only coming on-site on a rota, and may not be contactable on their usual phone numbers.

If you need to contact a specific person you are advised to email them directly.

If you have a general enquiry, or don't know the direct email address, you can send an email to office@allsaintshigh.lancs.sch.uk. 

If you prefer to telephone you may ring our Reception switchboard on 01706 213 693.

If we are unable to answer, due to staffing or demand, you may leave a voicemail message and we will pass it on as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

 

 

Welcome Back To School In September!

Please read the appropriate letter, and our risk assessment, to find out what will be happening in September.

 

02/07/2020: Government Guidance for September Re-Opening of Schools

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https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools

 

 

As we complete the first month since schools closed and the country entered lockdown, some families may find their circumstances have changed which could mean that they are now eligible for free school meals.

 

During this period, parents of children registered for free school meals can receive supermarket vouchers to assist them in buying food for lunches that would normally be provided through the school.

 

If you think you may be eligible for free school meals please take a look at the criteria information online here:

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/free-school-meals/?page=1

 

To apply complete the webform here:

https://lancashire-self.achieveservice.com/service/Free_school_meals_and_pupil_premium

 

  1. The Department for Education has now opened a national Free School Meals voucher scheme, which will cover FSM provision from 06/04/2020 onward (a change from previous information which stated provision from 20/03/2020 onward).

 

  1. Information about the DfE voucher scheme is available on the GOV.UK website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools

 

  1. All Saints’ staff have ordered these vouchers for families of FSM registered pupils for week commencing 06/04/2020.

 

  1. Vouchers will be sent to families as soon as they have been processed by the supplier (Edenred).

 

  1. Vouchers will be emailed to most families, and posted to those families for whom we do not have email addresses.

 

  1. Please be assured that school staff are working their hardest to get these vouchers to you as soon as they can, but we have been made aware that the Edenred website is struggling under the demand for vouchers, and there are some significant delays with processing and providing vouchers to families.

 

  1. As soon as the vouchers for w/c 06/04/2020 are processed we will order the vouchers for w/c 13/04/2020, and so on.

 

  1. Information for families about how families use their voucher code to order a supermarket gift card and to buy food is available here: https://www.edenred.co.uk/Documents/DfE/DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs.pdf

 

  1. Any families who need further information can contact the school on 01706 213 693 or office@allsaintshigh.lancs.sch.uk.