Last week the Government announced their intention to introduce free school meals for all Infants in 2014. As a school however, we are yet to receive any formal notification of this plan…
Although I would personally welcome the principles behind the idea, this could cause significant issues for our school because our school kitchen was never designed to cook (potentially) 150 meals per day.
In light of these potential changes I have decided to initiate a review of our approach to food and catering and I would like your views. The issues that are paramount in my mind are:
- Why do, on average, only 30% of our families currently have school dinners?
- What would have to change for you to book school dinners for your children?
- What types of food would you find acceptable/unacceptable?
- What meals would you recommend that you know your child enjoys?
- How would you feel if we ruled that children could only bring in fruit for a snack?
- Would you use Breakfast Club more often if it was open every day of the week?
- Would you be willing to pay £1.00 or more per day for Breakfast Club if it was open 7.45am daily?
In order to register your views Mr Handy has set up a ‘wall’ on the school website where you can share your thoughts on the questions I have raised and any other ideas you have regarding food at Holy Trinity. Go to www.holytrinityhalstead.com/feedback to share your thoughts. I must point out that all posts on the wall are moderated.
Thank you in advance for your help and ideas.