Schools want to issue coronavirus closure food vouchers

According to TES, a headteacher has asked whether the families of students on free school meals can be given supermarket vouchers to make sure they still get fed during any shutdown of schools because of the coronavirus.

Vic Goddard, co-principal of Passmores Academy in Harlow, told Tes he expected schools to be shut for two weeks leading into the Easter holidays and wanted to ensure that students are fed.

Mr Goddard, who featured on the Educating Essex TV programme, said he had already received a positive response from school leaders after posting the idea on Twitter.

A children’s charity has warned that vulnerable children will be at risk if they are removed from the safety of school during the coronavirus outbreak.

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  1. Maggie Callaghan

    I am a Headteacher and have decided to do exactly the same thing as well as loaning laptops and ensuring that we available for our vulnerable students for whom school provides a sense of security and stability.

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