PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 November 2013
I am writing in response to the headline article in the Budleigh Journal on November 21.
I am surprised that the story was deemed controversial and am disappointed that it has made a big issue of a well-discussed topic in the school.
It is also a shame that the Journal chose to run with such a negative story when there was another story of an event run by the school in the centre pages which was a much better reflection of the school and the role it plays in the wider community.
I am surprised that a parent had a problem with the crisp issue. It is widely known that the school has an open door policy if any parent has any issues or concerns with the school.
Indeed, every day, come rain or shine, the headteacher and deputy head are standing at the school gate in the morning.
The crisps issue was well discussed and agreed with parents at the parents’ forum. Perhaps they should have gone and made their point at the school gate or, indeed, when it was discussed at the parent forum.
The parent quite rightly says, ‘most parents are capable of sending their children to school with healthy choices’. I agree entirely with this. Can they not see that this policy is there to help the parents that are not capable of making those choices?
Personally, I feel the management team are approachable and do listen seriously to parents when concerns are raised.
We are lucky to have such a wonderful school, run by committed and hardworking staff, governors and parents.
Next time, please get your priorities right and run the story which is more reflective of the school and all it encompasses.
Parent of children at St Peters School,