Supermarket Vouchers for Free School eligible children
Dear Parent / Carer,
We hope this letter finds you well. As you are aware, school sites are now closed to the majority of children and staff and they are operating only as emergency childcare centres for those key children identified by the Government.
In line with Government guidance, Knowsley Council has worked with the school to be able to support you to provide meals for your child during these difficult times. Thank you for your patience whilst we have worked to resolve this matter.
If your child currently receives means tested free school meals (not Universal Free School Meals eligible to Reception to Year 2 children) and is not attending school during this period of time, Knowsley Council has made arrangements for you to receive food vouchers via a partnership with Wonde.com. This will replace the previous arrangement of collecting a packed lunch.
These vouchers will be sent once a fortnight, in the first instance via TEXT to your mobile phone. Knowsley Council will fund this service until a Central Government scheme is up and running. For Primary School Pupils the voucher will have a value of £32.20 and for Secondary School Pupils the voucher will have a value of £32.90.
You will shortly receive a text message from Wonde to confirm which supermarket you would like to use your voucher in. The supermarkets currently available are ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s (however Wonde are adding more in the near future).
Please contact the school via telephone / email by 3.30pm on Friday 27th March if:
- You have any questions about the message that you receive from Wonde OR
- Your child is eligible for means tested Free School Meals but you have not received a text from Wonde. It may be that your contact details are not up to date with school
Further updates about the scheme will be provided shortly both via Knowsley News (www.knowsleynews.co.uk), the school website and social media.
We hope that you are keeping you and your family safe and thank you once again for your patience and support.
Wonde Voucher Messages
Stories to share with your children explaining the Coronavirus
Friday 20th March 2020
Childcare Provision for KEY WORKERS
The guidance relating to Key Workers has now been released and clearly states that, the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
It is crucial that you follow this advice and do all you can to ensure your child’s good health and reduce the spread of the virus by keeping them away from others as much as possible during this critical period. All children who can be kept at home, should be.
Full guidance/key worker criteria is available below:
Your employer should have made every effort to ensure that you can work from home but for some, this just cannot happen. There will be small number of parents who have no alternative but to seek support from school to care for their child as they undertake vital work which will support the national effort.
If you think that this applies to you and you wish for your child to be considered for a place at school you must now do a number of things:
- Email the school with your request for a place – our email address is email@example.com call (0151)477-8300
- Name your child and outline your circumstances
- Supply proof of employment and shift patterns
- For those in self-isolation, please state the date this started (if this applies to you or your child)
Once we receive your email, we will process your application and respond back to you personally. Please be aware that your child will not be admitted on to the school premises from Monday 23rd March and beyond unless you have heard from school.