Practical Help and Support
While we are closed we are still here to help you. If you need to contact us for any reason you can contact us on the admin email or the main school phone number. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you are aware of anything which you think other parents would benefit from that we should add to this section, please email the school with your suggestions. Please mark any suggestions FAO Deputy Head Teacher. Thank you.
Free School Meals
If your child receives Free School Meals you should have received an email from school about the food and grocery voucher which you are entitled to. In case you did not receive this letter it is attached below. Please contact school if you believe you should be receiving a voucher and haven't been contacted.
Be aware of scam emails We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’. We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.
Food Parcels and Food Banks
We recognise that for a great many reasons some families may be struggling to buy food. Dunkirk Primary does not want any of our children to go hungry. We sent you a letter explaining that we have a form that can be filled in for families in th NG7 area entitling them to a food parcel for 4 weeks of food basics. The letter is saved below.
We have also been informed by someone within our school community that the Parish of Radford and All Souls community centre on Ilkeston Road can provide food parcels for those in need twice a week, usually on Tuesday and Friday. The parcels can be collected from community centre or members of the church can deliver. The parcels usually contain some meat, fruits or vegetables, drinks, yoghurt, but this can vary. You can contact them on 0115 978 1612 or you can contact school and we can liaise with them for you.
If you have run out of food or are going to run out of food, even if you don't meet the criteria above please contact the school and we will direct you to services that can help you.
Nottingham City Council - Staying Home
Nottingham City Council have a dedicated section on their website with support and ideas whilst you are "staying home". The website covers activities to keep kids busy; help with learning for children; activities and hobbies for you and/or the kids; art, music and theatre; health and wellbeing; and community help.
Helpful Links in Challenging times
Nottinghamshire County Council have produced a spreadsheet which collates lots of useful links in one place. It covers things from kids activities, to activities you can do at home, to ways to connect with friends, which shops are delivering, ways to stay sane and more! Please bookmark the link or save it to your desktop because they will continue to update it as more things are announced.
If you are controlled or physically, sexually, economically or emotionally abused by a partner, ex-partner or family member, this is domestic abuse. Household isolation rules do not apply #youarenotalone
For more advice see the poster below or visit gov.uk/domestic-abuse (a bigger version of the poster is saved below)
Children's Health Support
Nottingham CityCare Partnership’s 0-19 public health nursing service are launching their new Text Health service, where parents and carers can text a public health nurse for help and advice about health related issues. The number is 07480 635002. See the poster below, and also a parent pack which is saved in the files at the bottom of this page. This service can be accessed for all children from babies through to 19 year olds.
It remains very important that if your child needs urgent medical attention that they continue to receive it. The poster shown below is to help you decide what the safest and best course of action is if your child has an accident or an emergency illness. You should be able to click on the picture to enlarge it. If that doesn't work on your device it is also saved as a file on this page.
While the situation is continually changing, so might the government advice. Click the link below to check the current advice
Other Useful Links
Trussell Trust Food Banks - find local foodbanks if you are struggling for food
Nottingham City Coronavirus help - register here if you are self-isolating and need help getting essential items