COVID-19 Summer Food Fund - Free School Meal Voucher Scheme
Following the Government’s recent announcement that the free school meal voucher scheme is being extended to cover the summer holidays, the Department for Education (DfE) has issued updated guidance for schools and local authorities on the continuation of the scheme during this period.
Further information, and a link to the guidance can be found in the attached document.
COVID-19: Provision of food boxes for eligible pupils during the summer holiday
Following the Government’s recent announcement that the free school meal voucher scheme is being extended to cover the summer holidays, Derbyshire Catering Service (DCS) are pleased to advise that we will be continuing to offer food boxes to schools during this time.
Please see the attached document for full details.
COVID-19: Grounds Maintenance – Service Delivery Update
The Grounds Maintenance Team are now starting to return to normal, although there are still some areas of work that are not possible due to current COVID-19 restrictions.
We anticipate that by the time schools return we will have sites back into normal management although there may still be slightly longer periods between visits than normal in some circumstances. Line marking for sports activities has currently been suspended unless there is a specific request to undertake the work.
The teams are still signing in by telephone rather than going into reception where ever possible and we anticipate this remaining in place for some time yet.
If you have any queries or requests for specific works please contact your Grounds Maintenance Manager and we will endeavour to respond with in 48hrs.
Steven Barringham firstname.lastname@example.org for the North of the County
Peter Hogg email@example.com for the South of the County
COVID-19: Your Catering Service During the Wider Re-Opening of Schools
Throughout the last ten weeks your team of school caterers have worked hard to deliver tasty, nutritious food to children of critical workers and vulnerable children in your school. We are currently serving approximately 25,000 meals a week, and since Easter provided around 7,000 Food Boxes for pupils eligible for a Free School Meal who are not in school.
Many of the schools where we provide a catering service are now open. As part of the Governments recovery strategy to welcome back more pupils into early years and primary schools, we are increasingly feeding more and more children.
The attached document provides an overview of continuing support provided by the School Catering team.
Behaviour Support Service - new brochure
Derbyshire’s Behaviour Support Service has produced a new brochure demonstrating the different ways in which they can support and develop the Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs of your whole school community.
Please click HERE or download the attachment to view our new brochure.