The Welsh Assembly Government is funding the scheme and therefore the breakfasts will be free to all pupils.
As you will appreciate, for the efficient and safe implementation of the scheme, the Welsh Assembly has stipulated operational procedures and produced guidelines that the school will strictly adhere to.
Breakfast will be served between 8.00 and 8.25 a.m. in the school hall.
Parents must register their children each day on the breakfast record form which the school must submit to the LEA on a weekly basis.
Ratios of supervisors to pupils are set out by the Welsh Assembly guidance. To ensure that there are sufficient staff the school must know in advance expected numbers. Therefore parents must inform the school as stated in the registration information above.
Once children have registered on arrival they must remain in the breakfast session.
Pupils who have finished their breakfast will have supervised activities provided in the school e.g. jigsaws, board games, drawing, television. etc. or pupils may be supervised in the yard.
Free breakfast is not a right. Schools can refuse entry to any children on the grounds of unacceptable behaviour.
Breakfast will consist of the following four food groups; milk based drinks or products; cereals – not sugar coated; fruit; breads. A typical breakfast could be cereal with milk, a piece of toast and fruit juice. For variety, other food items such as smoothies, yoghurts, muffins, crumpets, hot cross buns, tea cakes may be introduced on occasions. Drinking water will also be available at the breakfast sessions.
Special Dietary Requirements
It is important that parents provide information on allergies/special dietary requirements that their child may have.