A little ring-fencing please!
Back in March we excitedly announced the Healthy Pupils Capital Programme. Now it appears the coffers have already been raided.
An article in the Guardian confirms the news that the Department for Education will be using the cash raised through the sugary drinks levy to plug holes in the education budget. With little or no action coming forth from the Childhood Obesity Plan (we'll be celebrating its first birthday in a couple of weeks) it now appears they'll be even less money to fund much needed healthy eating programmes. We'll be picking up this conversation in September and trying to convince the DfE that the Healthy Pupils Capital Programme needs to be ring-fenced for ... healthy pupils!
In other news ...
This week four Southwark schools visited Borough Market for expert training ahead of the Young Marketeers Winter Sale.
‘Not recommended for children’ is printed on every can of energy drink. So why do we allow under 16s to purchase them?
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.