We’re sure our parents and families were as amazed as we were at our Y1 and Y2 pupils’ performance of ‘The Magical Land of Sleep’ at The Empire Theatre last week. The children were brilliant – we all laughed and cried with delight with them. They made us very proud.
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for our Christmas raffle. It’s been a huge success. Thank you also to the many generous local companies and organisations who donated prizes. Click here for a full list of prize winners.
LETTER FROM MERSEYSIDE POLICE AND LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL
Liverpool City Council is advising organisations, including schools, about a fraud involving Advance Payments of Universal Credit.
It appears that some people are being approached in public places by people posing as advisors. The fraudsters use the victim’s personal details to make a claim for Universal Credit and request an ‘Advance Payment’ on their behalf. This Advance Payment can be up to 100% of the value of the Universal Credit claim.
The fraudster then takes a ‘cut’ of the Advance Payment, which in some cases has been paid immediately to the individual in cash.The fraudster then has the victim’s personal details, making them vulnerable to further fraud.
The individuals being targeted don’t realise that, not only will all their current benefits stop and be replaced by Universal Credit, but that they will then also have to pay back the Advance Payment in full from their future Universal Credit payments.
There have been reports of the scam taking place across the country, with some examples of people and families being £1,000 worse off having fallen foul of it.
If anybody requires help to claim Universal Credit they can get support from Citizens Advice Liverpool through its Help to Claim service. Citizens Advice Liverpool will check that any move to Universal Credit is the right move for that individual or family. Citizens Advice Liverpool will also provide any support needed up to receiving the first correct Universal Credit payment.
Any potential scams can be reported via the Consumer Help Line on 0345 404 0506 and the Police via Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals, please read this letter. School gets extra funds for Free School Meals pupils, which can help fund trips, buy extra resources, and even help with staffing costs. If you would like to talk to someone about it, please contact the school office.
DIVERSITY WEEK AT ST CHARLES’
Look at our own wonderful Umbrella Project, celebrating the uniqueness of each one of us.