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Education Catering
Advice and Guidance relating to the Catering Service to Lewisham Schools
Lewisham Council’s Education Catering provides advice, guidance and information relating to the Catering service to Lewisham schools.

In addition, the unit provide dispute resolution through the complaint procedure.

The Education Catering Team sits within the Estates Management & Contracts group and includes Janet Smith (Catering Manager), Kirsty Salmon (Catering Monitoring Officer) and Tracey Britton (Facilities Management (FM) Officer).

The team’s primary role is to manage the centrally managed schools meals service on behalf of 71 schools ensuring compliance from Chartwells, our current meal provider and Thermoseve, our kitchen facilities manager.

The contract currently operated by Chartwells (part of the Compass Group) employs around 500 staff.

In addition to the School Meals Contract, the Council manages the Facilities Management of kitchens ensuring they run efficiently, covering day to day repairs and statutory maintenance for kitchen equipment.
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26
26 Sep
Sound Foundations in the EYFS
The programme consists of 10 sessions tailored to meet the needs of those teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage, plus a free place to the STEEP Early Years Conference at Goldsmiths University of London. These sessions provide an opportunity for practitioners new to teaching the EYFS to develop their understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage at some of London’s most experienced Maintained Nursery Schools. The full course of 10 full days, plus a place at our conference (with discounts on further tickets) costs £1000. Alternatively you can book each session individually at £100 per session.
26
26 Sep
FREE Lewisham Newly Qualified Teacher welcome event (all phases) 2019 - 20
The Lewisham Teaching Schools Alliance Partnership (LTSAP) will be present to provide details of the NQT training programmes they will be offering: STEEP – EYFS NQT training Lewisham LA – Year 1 to 6 NQT training ATLAS – Secondary NQT training Time: 1.00 – 3.30pm (1.00pm registration and light sandwich lunch) for a 1.30pm start. You will be able to visit Teaching Union stands between 1.00 - 1.30pm. The event finishes at 3.30pm. Cost: Free Please see the attached draft programme for further details.
27
27 Sep
FREE Sensory Impairment Training Day for EY and Primary Settings
Morning session - Vision Impairment including: Vision Impairment - what it is and what it isn’t and it's impact on learning and development - implications for the classroom Practical VI workshops to cover - moving around the school and outside - modification of learning materials - access technology Afternoon session - Hearing Impairment including: What is Deafness? - communication activity - hearing aids Practical HI workshops to cover - hearing aids - radio aids - soundfield system Classroom strategies
27
27 Sep
Sound Foundations in the EYFS
The programme consists of 10 sessions tailored to meet the needs of those teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage, plus a free place to the STEEP Early Years Conference at Goldsmiths University of London. These sessions provide an opportunity for practitioners new to teaching the EYFS to develop their understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage at some of London’s most experienced Maintained Nursery Schools. The full course of 10 full days, plus a place at our conference (with discounts on further tickets) costs £1000. Alternatively you can book each session individually at £100 per session.
27
27 Sep
Understanding the New Inspection Framework to support school improvement & self-evaluation
This event focuses on the curriculum to help leaders to plan for new requirements and shape the educational provision in their schools/setting – this includes the wider curriculum, values and ethos.