Recent DfE absence release for full school year 2018-19
In the grand scheme of what is happening this is not a big thing, but small good news stories are needed. The DfE just released the full year (18-19) absence figures. The table attached shows that Lewisham is better than National, London and Inner London (our bench mark) in all areas of attendance and persistent absence.
A quick look at the National tables show that Lewisham are second only to Hackney in Inner London and roughly 7th in all of London for primary schools
For secondary schools we place 6th in Inner London and in the middle for the whole of London.
So please know that despite what is currently happening your hard work really paid off last year and we improved the life chances of Lewisham pupils by ensuring that more of them attended school.
Please contact Ian Hewison Ian.Hewison@lewisham.gov.uk if you have any further questions
Covid - 19 - FSM vouchers and arrangements for meals
Please find a catering / school meals / support with food update attached.
All the best
Childrens Guide to Coronavirus
We know many children will be anxious or worried about the coronavirus outbreak and that many will have questions about everything that is happening at the moment.
We have put together a short guide to help explain to children, in language they can understand, some of the issues surrounding coronavirus.
Thousands of people have downloaded the guide already or shared it on social media - so please do share with parents or groups you know if you find it useful.
We have also created a page full of advice, information, suggestions and resources for parents, educators and other professionals who work with children, to help during the pandemic.
Please click here to download the guide.
Week 53 March 2020 Transaction Reports - Now Available
The Week 53 March 2020 transaction reports are now available.
There will be a Week 54 report published which will include any agreed accruals.
Due to current Covid-19 situation and delay in publishing the reports therewill be some flexibility in the closing timetable, however the aim is still to meet the overall deadline of 24th April 2020 to have balances agreed.
If you have any queries please contact email@example.com
Social Distancing Update
Recently published guidance for education and childcare settings on how to implement social distancing.