Gluten free training for schools

Droppa & Droppa’s Catering for a gluten free diet provides for excellent gluten free training for schools.

Robert Ogden School

Based in Rotherham, the school specialises in Autism. The school’s aim is “….to teach autistic children the skills they need to learn confidently and live as independently as possible in the future.”

Debbie Shelton, The Catering Co-ordinator for the school approached Droppa & Droppa in October 2014 to train the internal catering staff in how to effectively manage the department’s gluten free offering. Due to the fact that they were a single site establishment and the logistical distance, we produced a training video, which they were able to watch on-line or on DVD as often as they liked. Three staff (including Debbie) undertook the training and all passed with flying colours.

Robert Ogden School | Gluten free training for Schools
Picture shows from left to right, Gaynor Cooper, Debbie Shelton (Catering
Co-ordinator), and Annette Goddard.

This is what Ms Shelton had to say about the training:

“I’d like to thank you for producing an excellent and easy to follow ‘Gluten Free Diet’ DVD, this has effectively helped us manage and cater for a gluten free diet. We’ve used the template you provided to implement our ‘best practice’ procedure which has been incorporated into our HACCP. This will also be available for easy access for our local Environmental Health Officer to prove we’ve successfully implemented a ‘best practice’ procedure.

Two of our catering team have also completed the course which they thought was very helpful and helped to expand their knowledge. Their certificates are in full view for all staff and pupils to see, which they are very proud of.”

A few months down the line Droppa & Droppa asked Ms Shelton how the training was working for them post-implementation and this is what she said:

“Having implemented the training in the school itself, we subsequently rolled out the training to both the Residential Unit and The Respite Unit, so that all areas were knowledgeable and consistent. We carry out regular internal refreshers re: the training and procedures, so that good practice is continuously re-enforced. In the last Ofsted report, Debbie and the Catering team received a “Good”, which they are absolutely delighted about.”

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