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INSET Day

INSET Day - School Closed for students

  • Date: - -
  • Venue: Alexandra Park School, Bidwell Gardens, London, N11 2AZ
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Drugs workshop by Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation

Many thanks to the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation for their moving and detailed workshop on teenagers and drug use.  Around 120 APS parents listened carefully and participated in a workshop led by Daniel's mother, Fiona Spargo-Mabbs.  The workshop for parents and carers was a follow-up to the performances of I love you mum - I promise I won't die seen by Years 9 and 10 in March.

By the age of 15, almost half of all young people have been offered drugs, and 24% have tried them, and as a parent or carer it's important to be aware of what you can do to help your children stay safe.

DSM Talk

The workshop involved finding out about:

  • levels of young people's exposure to drugs and alcohol
  • why young people do and don't misuse drugs and alcohol
  • what young people need to know about drugs and alcohol, including factors that affect risk
  • what it's useful for parents and carers to know, and practical suggestions for what you can do to support your children to stay safe

For more information about the DSM Foundation, see http://www.dsmfoundation.org.uk/drugs-education 

THere is the Vice News documentary on drugs factories:

Download the slides from Fiona's talk

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Free School Meals

Who is elligible for Free School Meals?

Free School Meals are available for children who attend a state maintained school on a full time basis.

In order to be elligible the parent / carer must be in receipt of the following:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seakers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of less than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

How to Apply

Pease complete the form overleaf, using BLOCK CAPITALS.  You should ensure that you have signed the form and return it to the School Office.  Unfortunately, any forms that are not signed or incomplete will be returned to sender and this will lead to a delay in the Free School Meal being given.

Is evidence of Benefit Entitlement Required?

You do not need to provide evidence of your benefit when you submit this form.  We will check your entitlement through the Department of Education's Eligibility Service (ECS).

Download the Free School Meals application form
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