Read the FULL NEWSLETTER We are in the process of reviewing our catering arrangements and as part of this review we have engaged a firm of catering consultants to undertake a needs analysis with regard to catering. In the next few weeks, the firm of consultants will carry out surveys and discussions with key stakeholders on their views of our catering. At present, we employ a catering company to provide our school meals and we work closely with them to ensure that they offer a wide range of meals to ensure that they comply with national nutritional standards. With our emphasis on sustainability, we are always looking at how we can increase the consumption of locally grown produce.
We have a Food Policy and the key principles of the policy are that diet can
have a significant impact on pupils’ behaviour and performance in school and
that all pupils should develop good eating habits which will stay with them
throughout their life. On average children spend a quarter of their waking lives
in school, so healthy food and drink during the school day contribute
significantly to their nutrition.
Under the present coalition government, the political and educational landscape
is changing. You may be aware that a new White Paper The Importance of
Teaching was published earlier this week. It makes far reaching proposals for
the reform of our system with the aim of freeing schools from centralised
bureaucracy and addresses the way in which initial teacher training and
continuing professional development will change;
The White Paper also sets out:
· powers for teachers to improve discipline, and trialling a new approach
· a vision for a transformed school curriculum supported by rigorous
assessment and qualifications
· more academies and free schools and a strong strategic role for local
· changes to school performance tables, Ofsted inspections and
· a fairer funding system including a pupil premium to channel more
money to the most deprived children
school improvement replacing topdown
In the coming months, we will be looking at the implications of the White Paper
for our future priorities. If you would like to access the White Paper, it can be
found on the Department for Education website.
Thank you for your continued support.