Nut Policy


Soudley School Policy for Nuts in School

Soudley School has a policy of no nuts. This includes;

• all school meals

• lunches brought in from home

• staff lunches and snacks

• cake sales

All pupils will be taught to check their lunchbox for food that contains nuts.

Parents will be asked not to send in food that contains nuts

Staff will be asked not to bring in food that contains nuts

School meals, cooked off site at St White’s School, adhere to the Local Authority contract (Edwards and Ward) that no nuts or product containing nuts are used in cooking the lunches.

There are 2 appointed people who have the responsibility to check food that pupils may eat;

In school Mrs Saron Hetenyi will ;

• Ensure a notice is put in the visitors book that reminds all stakeholders and visitors that we are a no nut school

• Give clear messages to new parents and prospective parents that we are a no nut school

• Give clear messages to all stakeholders, students, work experience placements and visitors that we are a no nut school

• Give clear messages to pupils that we are a no nut school and that ensure they continue to check their lunchbox contents

• Check all ingredients and food that is sent into the school for events and meals

• Record the event, date and sign to say that it has been checked on the log sheet.

• Parents of children with allergies need to ensure an Epipen is in school

• School will be responsible for training staff in the use of Epipens, according to the medical instructions.

In out of school events, hosted by the PTFA Mrs Jessica Powell will;

• Ensure a notice is put at the entrance to the venue to state all stakeholders and visitors that there should be no nut products brought inside

• Ensure no products containing nuts are to be sold at venue or are to be used at the venue.

• Check all ingredients and food that is sent into the event.

• Check all food that may be in cupboards to ensure it is nut free. Anything that may contain nuts needs to be alerted to all those involved in food production and then put securely away.

• Record the event, date and sign to say that it has been checked on the log sheet.

• This log will be kept in the school office.

• Parents of children with allergies need to ensure an in date Epipen is at the event and be prepared to stay with their child or be clear that there is an adult trained in Epipen use at the event.

It is the responsibility of ALL staff to ensure the Nut Policy is carried through.

NB. The school’s Nut Policy has recently been reviewed. As there are currently no children attending the school with severe life threatening nut allergies, it has been agreed that products that may contain traces of nuts can be used for Friends of Soudley School events only.