17th April 2020
As we reach the end of what would have been our Easter holiday, I hope you are all keeping safe and managing in these difficult times to enjoy time with your families. We now know of course that we face another three weeks of ‘lockdown’, though whisper the information that a return to school before the summer is at least on the discussion agenda but not yet with any firm proposals.
The main purpose of this briefing is to underline the apology, on behalf of National Government for the delay in the process and delivery’ of vouchers to our FSM families. Like many schools we chose three weeks ago to use the official voucher scheme recommended by the Government which would deliver vouchers straight to home emails – as you know we have been contacting our FSM families regularly by text. Despite some excellent work by our admin team and school leaders the national system is struggling to cope with the expectation and we have great difficulty in making contact with them. We know many other schools are sharing this frustration and but can assure families that we will continue to ensure all our systems have been fully completed.