Covid-19 - Resources to support children’s wellbeing and education for schools, parents and carers

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Free School Meals Training - New dates now available!

We have three training opportunities coming up this academic year to attend the Free School Meals training.

This course is ideal for school office staff or anyone involved in the administration or monitoring of free school meals. The content is also suitable for learning mentors, business managers, inclusion staff, family support workers, pastoral team and food and healthy coordinators.

Find out about important changes to the free school meals application process, Universal Credit, transitional protection and how to maximise your FSM supplementary grant. Free school meals can help to reduce food poverty and remove hunger as a barrier to learning in education. This course will be delivered in partnership with Leeds Benefit Service.

Delegates will learn key information about free school meals, eligibility criteria, pupil premium, sign posting and much more.

Through practical activities and discussion, delegates will explore barriers and solutions for supporting pupils and families to take their free school meal entitlement. The course will help schools to eliminate stigma and help more children and young people in Leeds to receive a healthy and nutritious meal in school.

: Thursday 3rd October 2019, 13:00-16:00
Where: Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB.

: Monday 9th December 2019, 13:00-16:00
Where: Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB.

When: Thursday 26th March 2020, 09:00-12:00
Where: The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds, LS9 6NL.


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the course leader on Siobhan.O' if you have any questions about this course.

What delegates said about this course last year

“Good pace, incredible knowledge, excellent expertise support from Francis Ferguson”

“Very good training – highly recommended – thank you!”

“Very interactive session and I have lots of ideas to take away”

“Well delivered and extremely helpful”


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Covid-19 - Resources

Firstly may we say THANK YOU to everyone who is working hard during this time to keep children and young people happy, learning, laughing, active and calm at this time of great uncertainty!

We are keen to share tools and resources as best we can, to support children’s wellbeing and education over this period of uncertainty. With this in mind, we have produced a range of advice and free resources for schools, as well as resources for parents/carers in your school.

These resources are updated every week so please check them on a regular basis.

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