After lots of hard work, Tuesday saw the launch of ‘Full Cashless’. The canteen ‘Revaluation Machines’ now only allow balance checking and a queue of pupils appeared wanting to try out the new look machines. Anticipating queues of pupils requiring loans or having issues, Student Services was fully manned waiting to deal with any problems….and nobody arrived! Through Wednesday and Thursday a steady trickle of the remaining pupils who have yet to have anybody sign up for Agora made their way to the Stu-dent Services window, but pupils were fed and the canteen functioned as normal…just without cash. We will review the progress of ‘CASHLESS’ on a weekly basis. Student well-being is paramount and we will keep a close eye on children's eating habits.
What will happen if I forget to top up the account? – Students can access a ‘loan’ at Student Services. A maximum of 3 loans will be available. After the first loan is issued students will be given a reminder card to pass on when they get home. After a second loan has been made, attempts will be made to contact home by phone.
I feel fine adding money to the catering side however would like to pay for large items, such as expensive trips, with a cheque. – We will continue to accept cheques for trip payments over £50. This will be reviewed in July 2016.