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LACA backs NAHT call for auto enrolment campaign

28 Nov 2016
LACA has backed the NAHT’s call for school meals operators to email MPs ahead of today’s debate on The Digital Economy Bill.

The bill creates an opportunity to ensure eligible children are auto-enrolled to receive free school meals.

Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, says: "To help ensure we get the right support into the right areas, NAHT has pressed the government to ensure all of those eligible for free school meals automatically claim them.

“This small change could be delivered just by allowing councils to share benefit data with schools. This would benefit pupils and their schools, which would see a boost in the amount of pupil premium funding they receive to support these pupils.”

Attached below is a letter template created by the NAHT.