HOLLY LODGE GIRLS’ COLLEGE
Holly Lodge is an all girls’ school in the 11-18 age group. There are currently 1290 on role and within each year group there is a range of ability, including some pupils with special needs. The pupils come mainly from the residential areas surrounding the school and reflect the wide range of social, ethnic and religious natures of these areas.
Since the school is not directly affiliated to any one religious group, it can fulfil this role in the context of a multi-cultural community with sincerity and understanding.
The school has devoted time to the food and nutrition policy working closely with the LA School Food Team/Liverpool PCT/CMC (School catering consultants). Healthy eating is seen as a priority, and to this end the school has gone to ‘in house’ provision. We have employed our own chef and our close to fulfilling the 2009 nutrition guidelines.
The Scheme of Work for food technology reflects the theme of healthy eating. The school council have discussed the topic and are to report their findings.
AIMS OF FOOD AND NUTRITION
Holly Lodge Girls College recognises the important connection between a healthy diet and a pupil’s ability to learn effectively and achieve high standards in school. The school also recognises the role the school can play, as part of the wider community, to promote family health.
The school aims to:
• Improve the health of pupils and staff, and their families by helping to influence their eating habits through increasing their knowledge and awareness of food issues, including what constitutes a healthy and environmentally sustainable diet, and hygienic food preparation and storage methods (FAST Programme)
• Ensure pupils are well nourished at school, and that every pupil has access to safe, tasty and nutritious food. Pupils are encouraged to drink water throughout the day and a safe water supply is available during the school day.
• Present consistent, informed messages about healthy eating within school through all school practices
• Ensure that food provision in the school reflects the medical and ethical requirements of pupils and staff for example medical, allergenic, religious, ethnic and vegetarian needs
• Ensure the provision and consumption of food is an enjoyable and safe experience
The school will work towards these aims in partnership with the parents.
Food and nutrition education forms part of the formal curriculum through Science, PSHE and Citizenship, RE, DT and some aspects of P.E.
MORAL AND VALUES FRAMEWORK
The food and nutrition education element of the Science, RE, PSHE and Citizenship, and DT programmes will reflect the school’s over-arching aims, and demonstrate and encourage the following values:
• Respect for self
• Respect for others
• Responsibility for their own actions
• Responsibility for their family, friends, school and wider community
This school is committed to working towards equal opportunities in all aspects of school life. All resources used will support this commitment.
The PSHE and Citizenship programme which includes a food and nutrition element will:
• Develop children’s self –awareness, positive self-esteem and confidence to:
• Stay as healthy as possible
• Keep themselves and others safe e.g. safe hygiene practices
• Respect the differences between people
• Develop independence and responsibility
• Play an active role as a member of a democratic society
• Make the most of their own and others’ abilities