Safe Travel Guidance

In line with Government recommendations, if parents/carers and children need to travel to school on public transport please adhere to these recommendations to ensure safe travel:-

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers

Wherever possible we would encourage parents/carers and children to walk or cycle to school but recognise that this may not be possible and transport to and from school via the family car can occur.

Guidance from NEXUS can be found here:-

https://www.nexus.org.uk/covid-secure

 

Message from Musical Mates .............
We hope all of your families; staff and children are keeping safe and well.  We now have 43 music videos on our Musical Mates YouTube channel, from our very own Musical Mates teachers.  These videos include many instrumental lessons, as well as some videos on creating music with technology like iPads.  More videos are being added all of the time, so please feel free to subscribe to the channel using the link below.  

Sisters, Harriet Y3 & Isabelle Reception class have been working hard to support the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic - check out what they have been doing by CLICKING HERE

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FSM ecode vouchers - EASTER PROVISION         8-4-2020
We have only just been advised by the DfE yesterday that the FSM ecode vouchers can be issued over the two week Easter break - this is the only holiday period that FSMs will be funded.  
 

You will receive an email which contains a 16-digit eCode and a link to the redemption website: www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk

Please check your "junk" email folder in case the email has gone in there instead of your "in-box".

Further details regarding how eCodes can be redeemed are available in the parent/carer’s FAQ document which can be read below or accessed by clicking on this link:-

https://www.edenred.co.uk/Documents/DfE/DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs.pdf

If you have any questions, please refer to these useful FAQs.

Please note that the supermarket vouchers cannot be used to purchase age restricted products, such as cigarettes and alcohol.

The vouchers for this week have only been ordered this morning, 8/4/2020.  The next vouchers will be sent 13/4/2020 and then as previously stated on 20/4/2020.  
 
They will be ordered to be delivered weekly on a MONDAY thereafter until we are instructed otherwise.  The ecodes are valid for one month only and will then expire.
 
 
Please email -  info@albanyvillageprimary.org.uk     only if you DO NOT receive your ecodes.  Please bear in mind that there my be a backlog and eCodes may not be received on the day expected
 
 

Free School Meals are now being moved to a voucher scheme.  All children who are eligible for a free school meal, and if their parents/carers have provided an email to school, will receive an email with further information on the voucher scheme around 20th April 2020.  The facility to collect a packed lunch from the school kitchen has now ended, replaced by the voucher scheme.

Further information can be accessed by clinking this link....

https://www.togetherforchildren.org.uk/news/2020/free-school-meals

School is now CLOSED - there is NO SCHOOL PROVISION.