The COVID-19 pandemic is identifying new vulnerable families within Derbyshire. Many have seen their personal circumstances change dramatically, have lost income and may be finding it difficult to claim benefits and seek assistance.
We are concerned that there may be some families now be eligible for Free School Meals but unsure how to apply or who don’t know if they are entitled. It is important to remember that families who become eligible now will be protected and continue to receive free meals until March 2022 under a new ruling following the rollout of Universal Credit. Taking up this allowance can save a family budget over £400 for each child every year.
We would encourage all potentially eligible families to contact the friendly Free School Meals team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for Online Safety
Traci Good is our online safety guru across Derbyshire and she has been into school and worked with all our staff and children. Here is her support programme for you as parents during this time.