Healthy eating under the Ofsted spotlight

From September, Ofsted inspections will place far greater emphasis on how schools and early years settings promote healthy eating.

The school inspection handbook from September 2015 states that inspectors will consider whether pupils “make informed decisions about healthy eating”.  A letter from Ofsted to the All Party Parliamentary Group for School Food in February 2015 explained  that this will include looking:

  • for evidence of a health eating ethos;
  • at the food on offer; and
  • the culture in the dining room.

This is GOOD NEWS!  Wouldn’t it be great if all Birmingham schools were rated as outstanding in these respects…?

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