Coundon Court is a large secondary School of 1650 pupils, situated in Coventry, West Midlands. The School had inherited its Catering Contractor from the local authority’s borough wide appointment which didn’t provide for any school specific needs
We engaged Educo who worked with us to create a specification detailing what a successful catering service could look like. Educo managed the OJEU compliant tender process and following a shortlisting process and selection day, negotiated the catering agreement with our new supplier, a mid-sized and regional caterer who invested a substantial near six-figure sum to help finance the re-development of the school dining area.
We now have a vibrant and expanding school meal service providing bespoke menus that comply with the Soil Association Gold Food for Life that our pupils’ tastes are taken into consideration which have provided for a substantial increase in take up.
We also receive a meaningful guaranteed profit for each year that the catering service operates with further profit share if performance targets are exceeded.
Educo monitor performance on an on-going basis and help us manage the service with improved MI, such as clear and accurate financial information which support the regular update meetings. We value the on-going, regular audits of standards that Educo provide by way of managing the service and the technical and sector expertise that they bring to the table in face to face meetings with the service provider.