Parents are outraged after a letter was sent out asking if they would like a New Addington school to serve only halal certified meat.Oh dear! Let fly a thousand angry Facebook shares!
Wolsey Academy headteacher Claire Majumdar said the school was happy to talk to parents about concerns and noted the letter did not mean a change was imminent.
"This all began after a parent wrote me a letter asking if we offered halal meat in the kitchen because that was their preference," she said.
"I then talked to our chef about it and he said that meat would either have to be all halal or no halal. So I sent out the letter hoping to hear what parents had to say.
"It was about hearing parents' voices and going with the majority."Well, you've heard them now! Did you really expect a different response?
Ms Majumdar said she was surprised by the quick backlash.Good to see that 'breathtaking naivety' is no bar to a teaching career...