Blog 3 of 2020

Date: 31 Jan 2020

Blog 3 of 2020

As I write this blog on a dreary dismal afternoon, we are still European, only a few hours to go before we become independent. With that freedom and independence we have changes that need to be taken in to account. Yes, changes that impact our schools. Simple changes like school meals, we need to consider the provisions and suppliers who deliver school meals. To prepare yourself the questions you should be asking are:

The school food standards allow you to make changes to school meals but you’ll still need to:

If you change meals or ingredients you need to check that you are:

Over the last week the DfE launched a new scheme to provide free period products for all schools and colleges. The link below gives guidance explaining how the products can be ordered and how to access and implement the scheme effectively. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/period-products-in-schools-and-colleges/period-product-scheme-for-schools-and-colleges-in-england 

There is a wide range of products available for schools and colleges to select from, including sustainable and eco-friendly ones. Once products are delivered, it will be up to the school / college leaders to decide how they make them available to learners, so that they maximise support and minimise stigma. 

More information about the scheme can be found here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/free-period-products-for-all-schools-and-colleges

Please share this information with relevant colleagues in your organisation.