The latest network queries circulated for this service are listed below.
If you would like more information about any of these queries or want to submit a response, please email Vickie Hacking.
Network queries from previous years are available on the links at the bottom of the page.
CAT0218 - Reviewing a Schools Traded Services Offer - 19.03.18
A member Authority is currently reviewing their schools traded
services offer and would like to hear from colleagues in other
Authorities who have gone through this process.
They would be very grateful if colleagues within other Authorities
would kindly share supporting documentation, or links to areas on
your websites that will help them structure their schools traded
service in order to provide services and meet their statutory
Examples of Service Level Agreements for any services, such as
‘back office’ services, i.e., ICT Support, Facilities Management &
Building Support Services, Health & Safety and Educational Visits
Advice, Legal Advice, training courses, the provision of staff,
Governor Support , HR Advice, Payroll or ‘pay as you go’ purchases
would be gratefully appreciated. Information on how the services
you provide are monitored and reported on would also be of benefit.
CAT0217 - Structure of Catering and Cleaning Service - 13.02.18
A Member Authority are interested in gaining information in relation
to how other local authorities have structured their catering and
cleaning services together with pay grades and responsibilities of
CAT0216 - Frontline Cleaning and Catering Staff Training - 25.01.18
This local authority would be grateful if other local authorities could
provide information on the following question:
What are Councils currently doing to train frontline Cleaning and
Catering staff in terms of formal training, including Vocational
Qualifications and BIFM, plus any internal in-house or other external
CAT0215 - Funding for school meals - 17.01.18
A Member Authority has an enquiry regarding funding for school
meals for both this current financial year (2017/18) and from 1st
April 2018 onwards (2018/19). The Member Authority is aware that
funding for Universal Infant free School Meals (UIFSM) is currently
£2.30 per meal, however they are seeking information in relation to
what funding each authority provides for benefits based free school
meals for both primary and secondary pupils please.
Since the change in the national funding formula, the information is
not readily available from the Member Authorities Corporate
Finance Teams, therefore they would be interested to know if other
Local Authorities either:
CAT0214 - School Meals Special Diets - 17.01.18
A Member Authority is seeking information in regarding School
Meals Special diets and would like information in relation to the
questions below. Please answer for your LA if you are an in-house
service, or if the service is outsourced please respond as to what
policy you have agreed with your provider.