Coronavirus updates

Dear Parents

Bradford Local Authority have important information to support you during the outbreak.  To view their bulletin, follow the link below. 

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKBMD/bulletins/28a2ee8 

Use these resources to support parents and carers to keep their children safe online:

  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

 

Please see the attached letter with regard to school closures.  

 

Dear Parents
We now have access to the free school meal vouchers and we will be contacting you shortly for confirmation regarding how you would like to receive them. Here is some information to help you understand if you will be eligible. If you fall into one of the following categories and have not been claiming for free school meals we will not have you on our list and therefore you may be missing out on something you are eligible for.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS
We realise that there may be some confusion around concerning Free School Meals and the voucher scheme which the Government announced recently due to the fact that children in Years 1, 2 and Reception receive school meals for free. These meals should be identified as Universal Free School Meals and are not actually what the Government is referring to in this announcement. Free School Meals are available for families if they meet certain criteria and, in these challenging times, due to changes in circumstances regarding employment, many families may now be eligible.

Please find the eligibility criteria below:
You can apply for school meals if you receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190, provided they are not receiving Working Tax Credit
    the ‘Guaranteed’ element of the State Pension Credit
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (you will need to apply directly to the school or call the Education Service on 01274 439393)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income threshold of less than £7,400

    How to apply - 
    You can apply online by following the link below which will connect you directly with Bradford

    https://online.bradford.gov.uk/ufs/FREE_SCHOOL_MEALS.eb?ebd=0&ebp=10&ebz=1_158626023 7824

    If you are eligible, school will receive an update and we will add you to our list and communicate directly with you about how we are supporting families on Free School Meals. In addition to free school meals, you may also be eligible for other benefits including housing support and all these details can be found at www.bradford.gov.uk 

 

Distance Learning - Shipley teachers will be providing distance learning materials for our pupils. Please click here to access the school's information on distance learning page. 

We will continue to provide advice on our website and via Dojo messaging. 

 

Yours sincerely

Mrs Angela Smith

Head Teacher

 

Useful links

Community support with meals http://windhillcommunity.co.uk 

How to wash your hands effectively - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51704349    

Symptoms of coronavirus - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/