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SLAs for Education Catering – CAT149/270514

A member authority is updating their SLAs with schools for school catering services

Schools include:

  •         high schools, all with cashless systems
  •         primary schools with cashless systems
  •         primary schools without cashless systems.

Some specific areas in which they we would like information include:

  •         Are SLAs with individual schools or generic over the authority?
  •         Are charges on the basis of per meal served, or a set charge?
  •         Are schools charged extra/separately to cover catering staff setting out dining furniture for pupils who bring in a packed lunch?
  •         What contribution do schools make when school closed due to strike action, severe weather closure, closure due to polling?
  •         Terms for cash collection and banking – frequency and reporting / reconciliation – in non-cashless primaries?

Please send examples of your SLAs if you are able

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A member authority delivers their school meals service via a contract
In response to the upcoming introduction of universal FSM for infants and budget setting for 2014-15
they are reviewing the price per meal paid to their contractor and the price charged to parents.
  • What is the meal price paid to your contractor (if applicable) ?
  • What is the meal price charged to the pupil?
  • Is the meal price subsidised in your authority?
  • If so, who funds the subsidy (eg schools, local authority, other) and by how much?

Rebranding of Catering Services - CAT0147
A member authority is looking to rebrand their school catering service
If you have rebranded in the last 2 years:
  • Can you share any scoping / process documentation?
  • Did you use consultants to assist and if so who?
  • Did you revamp your IT/website and if so which companies did you use?

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