I took dd off pack lunches last school year because its bloody freezing here and I wanted her to have hot food.
She came home yesterday and said she had had to have sandwiches because theyre wasnt enough hot food for her to have any as she is on second sitting.
This isnt the 1st time its happened,and she has not once had a hot pudding because its all gone when she gets there.
She was also awarded top table, fancy table cloth, fancy cups and special juice ect (a bit like the horrendous birhday table) for excellent behaviour but came home upset as she was on second sitting so it had finished when she got into the hall.
You HAVE to pay for dinner money the week before so that they know how much to order so I cant see why this is happening regarding the hot food and also why tell a child they are getting a reward then not give it because thats surely giving the children no incentive to be good?
What does she have to do to be in 1st sitting - it is purely done by class..?
So therefore I presume if it is by class then all the other children in her class are also affected.
I'd speak to the teacher and the headmistress in the first instance, and if you don't get anywhere with that, then speak to other parents, and see if you can pool together and request a serious meeting with the catering manager.
They shouldn;t be offering children incentives like their Top Table idea and then not following through with it - what does that teach the children.
You are paying for a hot meal, they should be able to provide some sort of hot meal.
Do you get menu's home in advance - can you suggest they put in a system in place where meals are chosen a week in advance when you pay for them so that they know exactly how many servings of each thing they need, so that there is no way they should run out when they have exact numbers.
That's awful. My DH has been a head chef/catering manager in 2 schools over the last 10 years, and this has never happended in either of them. There is absolutely no excuse for this and you are well within your rights to complain. To be honest I'd probably be getting onto the local LEA and the catering company (assuming it's contracted out) as well.