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Discussion in 'Education news' started by monicabilongame, Jul 29, 2016.
I prefer judgemental people to those living in ignorance.
The simple , legal way to recover debts under £500 is through Small Claims Court. That's the Rule Of Law as taught in the British Values Agenda. Or are we not doing that any more?
Given that schools are dealing with public money to continue to provide a service to someone you believe (based on experience, their behaviour, what they say etc.) won't pay for it, could be construed to be wrong.
Recourse to the Small Claims Court to recoup the debt may be legal, but would be a bizarre course to follow as part of a school policy. Much better not to allow the parent to incur the debt in the first place - which, sadly, means not rewarding their behaviour by feeding their child on a regular basis without payment, and might well end up with the child leaving the school.
Many schools do this (discussed earlier in the thread).
But it ruins the debate.
Can a government funded school make payments for school meals mandatory? Or is this a loophole that allows "free" schools to charge fees?
Asking for £75 up front for lunches is just selection by the back door.
It's the same old story cropping up again and again...
Again I'm still concerned that this was a story placed in the Mail to shame Gove/Vine conveniently timed for an announcement about the joyous return of grammar schools.