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A successful first meeting with the parent voice group. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and speak so openly! It was agreed that our future meetings will be held once a month from 9:00 to 9:45 in the small hall.
Lunchtime was the main agenda raised by the parents present. We discussed portion sizes and how these are controlled depending on which key stage you are in. It was requested that parents are able to see the dinners at some point, so Mrs Austerfield has suggested she will speak to the catering team in a separate meeting. The idea of children having an afternoon snack was posed, which would be for both key stages, and the idea of having a tuck shop at break times. This idea will be discussed by Miss Bramley with the School Council on Monday. The issue of children rushing their dinner to be able to have extra playtime was discussed. It was discussed that children’s eating is monitored by the lunchtime staff, such as identifying when children are able to have their dessert after eating enough of their main meal. Future issues to discuss have been raised as RSE (Relationships and sex education) and methods of communication.
Mrs Austerfield is setting up a meeting with a nutritionist and the school food advisor to discuss school food and snacks. She will also be setting up a meeting with the school catering manager and organising an opportunity for parents to come in to school to sample the school dinners.
The next meeting dates are as follows:
Friday 8th February
Friday 15th March
Friday 26th April
Friday 17th May
We hope to see you next time!