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Educaterer Excellence Award Winner 2015 and shortlisted for Cost Sector Awards Team of the Year 2016
We pride ourselves on our reputation for delivering excellent quality school food. We put a lot of effort into supporting and developing the staff who work in your school kitchen to manage your school catering service and ensure it is a service which meets your needs and the needs of your students.

Winner of the EDUcatering Excellence Award 2015 for Local Authority Caterer of the Year shows that the service you receive is simply the best. This year we have competed for and won contracts for new business in competition with some of the largest school meal providers in the country.

Our commitment is to ensure your young people are given the best possible standards of nutritious school food to support their health and wellbeing to ensure they achieve their expectations. We appreciate that not every school is the same and that’s why by working in partnership we can tailor your catering service to meet the needs of your school.
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Understanding and Dealing with Issues relating to Parental Responsibility
03 Sep
Schools are required by law to engage with pupils’ parents in a number of different ways. They can find themselves caught up in disputes between a number of adults, each claiming to have parental responsibility for a particular child. Schools are also expected to navigate complex living arrangements, particularly for children who are living in social care, where parental responsibility can be confusing or unclear. The DFE has produced guidance to help schools understand their obligations and duties in relation to the rights and responsibilities of parents, as recognised by education law. The Guidance uses the terms: must – where a school has a duty can – where a school has a power (not a duty) under statutory or common law should – for guidance on good practice The guidance should not be treated as a complete and authoritative statement of the law. It refers to legislation that sets out schools’ legal duties. Who is this advice for? governing bodies school leaders school staff local authorities diocesan boards It applies to: maintained schools – including sixth form and nursery year groups, maintained nursery schools, academies and free schools – including sixth form and nursery year groups ? http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dealing-with-issues-relating-to-parental-responsibility/understanding-and-dealing-with-issues-relating-to-parental-responsibility??
School Inspection Handbook 2018
25 Jul
Ofsted’s ‘School inspection handbook’ 2018 sets out the main activities carried out during an inspection, as well as the evaluation criteria used to make a judgement of a school.In conjunction with the Common Inspection Framework (2015), the handbook sets out the statutory basis for school inspections conducted under the Education Act 2005. The contents of the handbook apply to all schools in England that are inspected under section 5 of the Education Act 2005.The handbook is primarily used by inspectors, but is also used by schools to ensure they are informed about the process and procedures for an inspection. Schools inspected under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 are inspected ‘within five school years from the end of the school year in which the last inspection took place’. Outstanding/exempt schools Maintained schools and academies judged ‘outstanding’ in overall effectiveness at their most recent section 5 inspection are exempt from inspection under section 5 – these schools are inspected under section 8 of the Education Act 2005 instead. Where an exempt school subsequently makes structural changes, such as adding a new key stage or amalgamating with another school, the school will receive a section 8 no formal designation inspection. If sufficient concerns regarding performance are raised by Ofsted during a risk assessment, the school will receive a section 8 ‘no formal designation’ inspection. If, during the inspection, the lead inspectors find that the school’s overall effectiveness has declined to less than ‘good’, the section 8 inspection may be deemed as a section 5 inspection. Special schools, PRUs and maintained nursery schools judged outstanding in their overall effectiveness are not exempt, and so are inspected in line with section 5 of the Education Act 2005 and the five-year interval.
Workload Reduction Toolkit
25 Jul
The DFE have produced a Workload Reduction Toolkit. The materials have been produced by school leaders, teachers, education technology advisers and teacher training providers in conjunction with the Department for Education, and have been tested with a range of schools across England. The toolkit has 3 stages and is designed for members of staff to work through each stage (although the tools can be used as standalone materials as well). The DFE have produced a short guide which explains how the toolkit can be used. Link: Workload Reduction Toolkit - DFE