Food & Catering
Food information Regulation 2014- Allergen labelling
At King David Campus we provide food throughout the school day for our pupils/students, staff and visitors. Our premises are regularly inspected by the Local Environmental Health Officer who uses the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to rate the hygiene standards of our school.
The school catering team, advised by CMC Catering Management Consultants, is responsible for the food provision at the school.
Our catering manager is based in the school kitchen between 7am and 1.30pm.
Please contact school and make an appointment if you would like to discuss any allergen issues.
There are 3 Menus in the attached file - Week 1 to 3. The menus will alternate on a weekly basis starting with Week 1 on 26th September 2016.
Policy regarding packed lunches in accordance with the rules of Kashrut
School meals are cooked in accordance with orthodox Jewish Dietary Laws. All pupils bringing packed lunch must not bring meat, poultry or shellfish onto the premises, in accordance with these laws. Packed lunch may only be eaten in the main hall/atrium.
In order to ensure that all food consumed and brought onto the premises complies with the laws of Kashrut, its rules and regulations, pupils and staff who bring in packed lunches will need to check that they do comply with these rules and will be subject to monitoring checks.
AN INSIGHT INTO THE I.M.P.A.C.T. CASHLESS SCHOOL MEALS SYSTEM
Information – Management for – Point of sale – Access and – Cashless – Tracking
What is a Cashless System?
At the heart of the cashless system there is a computer controlled by I.M.P.A.C.T - Software. This allows the system to recognise each individual pupil, hold individual cash balances, record cash spent and cash received, record where money is spent, on what food, on any specific date and time of day.
How does the revaluation station (cash station) work?
Firstly the pupil puts his/her finger on the fingerprint reader mounted on the Revaluation Station to enter the I.M.P.A.C.T system, which will display the pupil’s name and current cash balance held within the system.
At the second stage, coins or notes are inserted into the slot. Each incremental cash balance will show on the display. The red button is pressed to complete the transaction.
How will the pupil be able to check the current cash balance held in the system at any one time?
- By using the Revaluation Station. By placing a finger on the reader to display the current cash balance. There is no need to deposit any money, just press the red button to finish.
- Remote display will show the new cash balance when the food service is finished.
If we pay for a set number of school meals, can it be spent in one day?
No, a daily spend limit of £3.00 will be set for all pupils and no food above that limit can be bought. On request, an individual pupil limit of your choice could also be set, to include breakfast, a school dinner, and break time snacks
What if the pupil does not hold a sufficient cash balance one day to pay for a school dinner ?
As before, no pupil is refused a school dinner because they have not brought their dinner money to school with them. The school will allow for the pupil to loan money for one day. However, just as before, the pupil would be expected to bring some money with them the next day to repay the loan and re-credit the system by using the revaluation station or by cheque payment to ‘King David High School ’ via the Finance Office.
This all sounds very well, but what about the pupil entitled to a ‘free school meal’?
The system works exactly the same for all pupils whether they pay or have a free school meal.
The amount allocated for the free school meal will be entered into the system by the software daily and will only be accessible at dinner break.
The system will then allow on a daily basis the required cash amount for each individual pupil to be allotted to their current cash balance. However, any under spend or missed dinner will be identified by the system and will not be added to the next day’s balance.
The pupil can also add extra cash onto his or her balance in the system by using the Revaluation Station, to enable a greater daily spend on the school dinner than allocated by their free meal allowance. As this allowance can only be spent on a school dinner, extra cash added into the system can also be used for breakfast or break time snacks.
What is meant by ‘dietary control’?
Should the pupil have a specific food allergy, or be a diagnosed diabetic, this medical information can be coded into the system, preventing foods with allergy ingredients from being served to a particular pupil, by automatically locking out relevant buttons on the keyboard.
Will pupils have problems in using this system?
Some pupils may find it difficult to control their account for the first couple of weeks but, because of a daily spend limit, most learn this important life skill very quickly and will enjoy being in control of their account.
Will we be able to have any information on how the system is being used?
Reports can be obtained giving information on use of the system by each individual pupil
- Individual payments made direct to the school by cheque or cash and manually entered into the system.
- Each payment made by cash at the Revaluation Station by the pupil and if required, even the number of individual coins and the denomination.
- A total overview to show the date, time and location with cost of each purchase value of all manual cheque or cash payments, value of all cash deposited in the Revaluation Station and current cash balance
Certain data will be held on the system to enable accurate operation. This will include your child’s name, class, photo, account balance and meal entitlement. This data will be handled under the guidelines of the data protection act and only used by parties directly involved with the implementation of the system. If you have any concerns, please contact the school.
FEATURES OF THE I.M.P.A.C.T. CASHLESS SCHOOL MEAL SYSTEM RELATING TO PARENTS AND PUPILS
- Convenience of paying for school meals. No more looking for change every morning.
- Discourages the misuse of school dinner money through spending in shops outside of the school grounds.
- Alleviates many of the associated problems with the use of cash in schools. i.e.: Loss, theft and bullying.
- Specific food allergy ingredients can be barred automatically.
- Queuing times are reduced through increased speed of service.
- Automatic free meal allocation with the pupil remaining anonymous.
- Detailed reports to analyse all aspects of the use of the system.
- Control of pupil accounts by pupils using the I.M.P.A.C.T. System teaches important life skills.