Free school meals for all primary school children?
Many of you on Easter holidays may have missed the pledge from the Labour Party to make school meals free to all primary school children.
This is great news for families and for children's health and attainment. This article from the Guardian explains why this announcement has been welcomed by children's health campaigners, despite a mixed reception from some teachers and the independent school sector who will be raising the cash for the scheme by charging VAT on school fees.
In other news ...
The consultation on eligibility for free school meals under pupil premium closes today and we're urging the DfE to make FSM available to all families receiving Universal Credit.
This week four Southwark schools visited Borough Market for expert training ahead of the Young Marketeers Winter Sale.