Whatever your views on the announcement that all under-8s in England will be offered free school meals from next September, there’s a huge opportunity here. Yes, schools are going to need good support to deliver the great lunchtimes this policy relies on: seriously good food, a pleasant dining space, systems that give kids enough time to eat their meal rather than having to rush, decent kitchen facilities to allow staff to do the job well. But this is about more than what happens during the midday break….
Jeremy heads up our schools support team. Email Jeremy.