Our Legal Services team are offering a new Ad hoc Service, available to non-maintained schools including Academies and other Educational Settings.
Permanent Exclusion Review Service
Parents have the right to appeal against a decision to permanently exclude. Schools and academies are required to arrange an independent panel to hear the review. This service will provide a high quality independent Exclusion Panel Service, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements.
For further information please contact Philomena Fairley, Practice Manager on 01582 547194.
Raising Standards in Reading Comprehension
2 Day CPD for teachers and literacy leaders
A new joint practice development project exploring whole school approaches and strategies. This project is designed to:
unpick and evaluate the effectiveness of current whole school practice in the teaching of comprehension
deepen knowledge and understanding of the importance of reading response and the key elements of comprehension
explore practical and creative approaches to develop pupils' comprehension strategies in the classroom
create an environment of collaborative study, professional dialogue and critical reflection
develop local tools and resources for effective whole school practice
Location: Icknield Primary School, Luton
Day 1: 4th October 2017, 9.30am-3.30pm
Day 2: 7th February 2018, 9.30am-3.30pm
For further details, please check the attached flyer, or contact email@example.com / 020 7587 3067
Menu of Early Years Consultancy and INSET Opportunities
Support can be tailored to meet the needs of your school or setting.
This may include:
A review of the quality and standards of your early years provision
Tailored INSET based on identified needs
Follow-up visits to evidence the impact of support
Coaching and mentoring for identified staff
Early Years SEF support
Support to analyse data and plan effectively
SLT support for Early Years – joint observations and moderation of assessments
TransitionPre- and post-Ofsted support
Tailored support for the Early Years lead
Some examples of training sessions are detailed in the attached documents.
Please contact Sue Thomas for further information on 01582 548197 or email Susan.Thomas@luton.gov.uk.
Summer Term Menu 2017
We produce three menus per year. The current Summer Term Menu will be used from 18 April to 20 October 2017.
Each menu will include a selection of potatoes, vegetables, fresh fruit and yoghurt - representing excellent value for money. A well fed and happy child will be more receptive to participating in the afternoons’ activities.
All meals are prepared by well qualified, helpful and friendly staff. In addition, we are able to cater for specific diets that are required for religious, cultural or medical reasons.
Enjoy the benefits of someone else planning, preparing and cooking a nutritionally balanced lunch for children.
Halal options are available for pupils and can be viewed in the menu attached.
Nutritionally Balanced School Meals
Luton is ahead of the game when it comes to providing nutritionally balanced school meals for your children.
?Our aim is to provide a nutritionally balanced meal to every pupil who wants one and to encourage them to take a school meal. Every day we try and ensure that pupils have a happy eating experience with us, in a safe and secure environment.
With that in mind, we tailor our menus and the produce that secondary pupils can buy from the cash cafeteria style service we operate in secondary schools. These healthier products are always available to school children and students in Luton:
more fruit and vegetables - not less than two servings per day per child, and at least one will be vegetables or salad and at least one should be fruit
more oily fish - oily fish such as salmon will be served at least once every three weeks
bread - will be available at lunch every day
drinking water - free fresh drinking water will be available at all times
healthier drinks - the only drinks served will be water, pure fruit juices, milk, yoghurt and milk drinks with less than 5% added sugar, smoothies, low calorie hot chocolate, coffee and tea (sweetened fizzy drinks, which have no nutritional value are no longer allowed)
These foods are now restricted or no longer available:
confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate coated biscuits and sweets are no longer available for lunch
savoury snacks such as crisps are no longer available for lunch - only nuts and seeds with no added salt, sugar or fat are allowed
salt condiments will not be available at lunch - condiments such as ketchup and mayonnaise will only be available in sachets
deep fried foods - meals will not contain more than two deep fried foods, such as chips and batter-coated products, in a single week
manufactured meat products - these products, such as chicken nuggets, burgers and sausage rolls, will only be served occasionally, and only providing they meet standards for minimum meat content and do not contain any prohibited offal
We pride ourselves on having 75% of dishes on our menus prepared from fresh ingredients, using a recipe book tailored to the service.
The school food plan
Produced by the DfE, the school food plan addresses many issues relating to school meals and school children. It also proposes free school meals for all KS1 students.
?This plan is about good food and happiness. It is about the pleasures of growing, cooking and eating proper food. It is also about improving the academic performance of our children and the health of our nation.
The school food plan revives some radical ideas, such as free school meals for all primary school children, and a rear consensus among politicians and industry.
For more information please click www.schoolfoodplan.com or download the plan attached.