The Better Lunchtimes Kite Mark
Learn how a Better Lunchtime can save you hours to the school day and thousands in staff costs.
We know how unstructured lunchtimes can be, with senior leaders spending hours resolving problems in and around lunchtimes, that they just wish didn't happen!
Our Better Lunchtimes Mark, not only ensures your lunch period is much calmer, organised and efficient. But, ensures your lunch team are empowered to take control and run everything about lunchtime, giving you your lunchtime back!
In visiting your school and casting our expert eye over how the whole of your lunchtime is currently running (both inside and out), we leave no stone unturned in ensuring every single component has been reviewed, ready to support achievable actions that will ensure of a much Better Lunchtime!
The Better Lunchtimes Kite Mark
Choose From One or Two Visits to Embed a Better Lunchtime:
One School Visit & a Better Lunchtime
We’ll observe every aspect of lunchtime reviewing the key areas that typically make up a 'busy' school lunchtime, paying particular attention to the movement & atmosphere in the dining space, the roles and allocations of staff, the layout and facilities of your playground/ field and the food culture in school.
Once observed, at the end of lunch, we’ll debrief our findings with SLT - providing verbal feedback and structured plans for action, prior to mapping out everything into a comprehensive and ‘easy to follow’ report that will be sent with additional resources a week later.
Once you’ve informed us you have completed the actions from your report, you'll be sent your 'Better Lunchtimes' Kite-mark that you can proudly display physically in your Dining space and on your school's website/ newsletters!
The Components of a Better Lunchtime:
A calm, smoother running lunch service
Pupils & Staff enjoy lunchtime
Organised, active & well zoned playgrounds
Confident, happier, trained & motivated staff
Healthier, more nutritious lunch boxes
Increased take up of healthy school meals
Calm & happy pupils
A whole school approach to health
Pupil bubbles well implemented
What to expect from the Better Lunchtimes Mark programme:
How are your lunchtimes?
First, we listen to your concerns & focus on the key areas you have highlighted as being less than perfect.
Observing your lunchtime
We'll then evaluate each and every component of lunchtime, to build a picture of where your lunchtimes are, ensuring we have absorbed the whole experience, mapping out suggested changes and realistic actions to ensure lunchtimes can improve in the most achievable way.
The Debrief & Report
We'll then debrief you with our findings, outlining what you can do to make 'quick wins' and embed a more efficient lunchtime, prior to collating a comprehensive report with action plans and resources, prior to supporting you with developments.
Supporting the change
Once you've received our comprehensive report, with tried and tested actions and resources, we'll return to your school to support your team hands-on in embedding the change. We're experts at what we do, and there are rarely issues we haven't resolved with our decades of experience!
OPTIONAL EXTRA: The Workshop with your team
We believe that your lunch team should feel empowered to 'take control' of lunchtime and our MDS workshop ensures that everyone is on the same page. Using the principles of a Better Lunchtime, we'll sit with your team to discuss with them, at a personal level, how their roles can be optimised going forward - ensuring they take a hands-on and practical approach to developing the lunchtime, so the evolution of your lunchtime is permanent.