This information is up to date as of 3pm 14/5/2020.
Full information on accessing childcare provision can be found here https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/EmergenciesSafetyandCrime/InformationforResidentsCoronavirus/SchoolClosuresandadviceforparents.aspx
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, at this time, school will only be open if you are a key/essential worker with a child aged 4-14 (3-19 for pupils who usually attend a special school) or are the parent/carer of a particularly vulnerable learner aged 4-14 (3-19 for pupils who usually attend a special school) and require urgent assistance with emergency childcare for this period, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Places in the Hub schools are not guaranteed and need to be applied for each week. The application period opens on Sundays and close on Tuesdays, the week before the childcare is required. A limited number of childcare places will be offered during Whitsun. Details can be found in the link above.
If you have any queries about whether your child is eligible for school at this time, please contact Mrs Jones (Headteacher) on email@example.com
Free school meals
From April 6th, the Free School Meals for eligible parents/carers has changed to a cash payment made by bank transfer. Full details can be found here https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/EmergenciesSafetyandCrime/InformationforResidentsCoronavirus/FreeSchoolMealsBreakfastandPackedLunchRequest.aspx
Starting with a first instalment on Monday, April 6, a cash payment is now being made into the bank accounts of those eligible parents/carers who successfully applied. The entitlement for eligible pupils within Rhondda Cynon Taf is £3.90 per day – which equates to £19.50 per week. Payments are being made weekly, each Monday.
This payment is instead of a Free School Meal, and parents/carers are expected to use the money for the benefit of their eligible child/children.
Click on the link below to access the UK Government information on maintaining educational provision and more details on who is eligible for school provision