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Ferndown Middle School
Peter Grant Way, Ferndown,BH22 9UP
01202 876556

Ferndown Middle School
Information for Parents/Carers

As you are aware, school meals have changed because of worries that many children are eating too much food with lots of fat, salt and sugar. this can lead to serious health problems now and later in their lives. Sweet, fizzy drinks can also cause tooth decay and make children put on too much weight.

Schools must now offer healthier choices at lunchtime. The new standards mean more fresh food, including fruit and vegetables, and less deep fried food and manufactured meat products. Sweets, chocolates and crisps are not allowed. We are working hard (with our caterers) to meet these new standards.

We hope that you and your children will give these new, healthier school meals a try. Cooks will be getting training to make the choices tasty as well as healthy. If you do send a packed lunch, please think carefully about what goes into it.

In our school, healthy eating plays an important role in our work with the children and as parents your support can make the world of difference in helping your child to be excited and interested in the new menus on offer. We ask you to be even more proactive by talking to your children about healthy eating at other times of the day as well as at lunch so that school and parents are working together towards building a healthy future for them.

Our aim, as detailed in the school's Code of Practice, is to encourage self discipline, co-operation and respect for others and their property. We expect high standards of behaviour and conduct from our pupils at all times. Relationships between staff and children are very good and the emphasis is on encouragement rather than punishment. We have several systems that we use to help promote good behaviour and deal with pupils whose behaviour is below the standard expected. These include:

Blue Slips

Teachers can issue a pupil with a yellow slip for not following one of the basic school rules, whether this is during lessons, at break or at lunchtime. If a pupil is given a blue slip, they will miss either 5 or 10 minutes of their break or, if necessary, their lunch break. If a child is given a yellow slip, it will be recorded in their homework diary.

After School Detention

Pupils may need to be detained after school. If this is to be for more than 10 minutes, parents will receive 24 hours notice, via a letter, so that arrangements can be made for collecting children. After school detentions, usually 1 hour in length, are normally held on a Tuesday. This may include detentions for non-completion of homework.

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