Analyse the evidence using the reflective questions below to help initiate discussions and support further exploration of the effectiveness of your ethos and culture to making a difference for children and young people. What does your evidence tell you about what is working well, what needs to be improved and what might you stop? Is the evidence accurate, relevant and reliable? Be clear about essential information and non-essential information. Compare evidence from different sources. What themes are emerging?

Reflective questions

  •  How confident are we that all staff, children, young people and partners know what we aspire to achieve through food in school, and to take ownership of their role in accomplishing our goals?
  • How do our working practices ensure that staff, children, young people and partners feel included, respected and valued ?
  • How does our ethos and culture reflect our commitment to wellbeing, children’s rights, equality, fairness and inclusion? What does this look like in relation to processes and practice around food in schools, for example free school meals, breakfast clubs, enterprise activities and practical food activities, after school care provision, theme days, holiday hunger or meal deals, nurture or positive relationships and behaviour approaches.
  • How do we know that steps we have taken have improved outcomes for children and young people?
  • How do we encourage staff to reflect on and share their own practice?
  • How confident are we that staff including, temporary and part time staff, feel well supported and understand the value of their role in promoting wellbeing.