Thanks to all of you who responded to the recent Ofsted consultation.
We encouraged our supporters to respond to Question 4 on the 'personal development, behaviour and welfare' judgement. Within this judgement lay the magic words "healthy eating' and we were struggling to find a mention of school food or food education anywhere else!
The consultation findings have just been published and at the top of page 17 under Question 4 it states: "Overall, there was strong support for the ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare judgement’. More than three quarters of all respondents were in favour." In the light of these findings, Ofsted propose "to introduce the new judgement on ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare’ from September 2015."
We'd like to think this is good news but we'll let you know what that means in practice as soon as we do! Thanks for playing your part.
In other news ...
School Food Matters welcomes the news that the Government has announced £11.8m in funding for a one year extension to the National School Breakfast Programme.
A new study has reported a 28% reduction on average in the total amount of sugar sold in soft drinks in the UK between 2015 and 2018.