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COVID -19 Update – March 27th - Free School Meals Update and Support / Advice from Bristol City Council

Dear Parents and Carers,

Currently we are experiencing some delay in getting Free School Meal E-vouchers out to some parents due to the expectational demand on our supply company but expect to have completed this over the weekend as staff at Fairfield will continue to make sure they are delivered by email and text. Please contact reception on Monday (0117 952 7100) if you have FSM and they have not arrived into your inbox. If you think a friend or neighbour’s child receives Free School Meals but might not have got this message, please pass it on. We are very keen to make sure all our students are getting food.

Bristol City Council have also asked me to pass some messages and these are below this letter.

As always best regards and wishing you well.

Nick Lewis

Principal

Messages from BCC …

Supporting Parents with Employment, Wellbeing, Welfare Advice

The Council’s Employment Support Team managers the Ways2Work network and website, www.ways2work.org.uk that supports people who are looking for work in the City and the services that support them. Joining is free and there are daily updates as we receive information from employers who are seeking to recruit to positions to keep the key services running, together with updates from a variety of sources promoting health and wellbeing, welfare advice, support with job hunting, support for small businesses and the self-employed etc. We are also planning to host our first “Virtual” – on line Jobs fair in the near future and are currently working with a number of employers.

Supporting Parents through Community and Family Learning

The Council’s Community Learning Team has responded quickly to government Covid-19 guidelines by moving local classes from face-to-face provision to online provision. They are planning a wide range of courses for adults with few or no formal qualifications that are starting online after Easter, including Family Learning, English and Maths, Food Safety and Paediatric First Aid.

There has been a very positive response from tutors and learners so far:

‘Since face to face sessions were cancelled on Friday, our First Aid tutor sent learners on the Paediatric First Aid course in Filwood online revision materials including videos to ensure they were well prepared and confident for their assessment, which has also been put online. So far 10 of the 11 learners have completed the assessment and passed’

‘Our Functional Skills tutor working at Sea Mills Children’s Centre has successfully moved her 6 learners online and has continued the course using Google Classroom, without missing a single week’s learning.’

‘Following our first Zoom Team meeting one Development Worker has just said “ I was so inspired on by my colleagues that I would like to set up online Food Safety and Paediatric First Aid and Emergency First Aid for Work courses as I already have a list of learners and now I know it can be done.’

Have a look at communitylearningwest.net or follow the team on https://www.facebook.com/BristolCommunityLearning  and look out for new courses being offered after Easter.

Support for SEND students

The Local Offer team have created a page to support parents of children with SEND with home learning. This includes links to the latest guidance from DfE and some really useful resources and information for parents who are at home with their autistic children. This page will be added to as we gather and create more resources https://www.bristol.gov.uk/web/bristol-local-offer/coronavirus-covid-19-home-learning-support- materials

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Visit Parents, Coronavirus (COVID-19) for all the recent communication sent home to parents/carers regarding this.

If a parent requires a paper copy of the information on the school's website, please contact us and this will be provided free of charge