Toolkit helps schools to reduce the impact of poverty on children

A resource to help teachers and school staff to tackle the impact of poverty on children’s learning has been created by two child poverty charities.

Child Poverty Action Group and Children North East have developed the resource – entitled Turning the page on poverty – and it has been published in partnership with the National Education Union (NEU).

The guide includes information on poverty and practical ideas for how we can reduce the costs of the school day. It includes sections on:

The advice draws on the work of the Child Poverty Action Group’s Cost of the School Day programme and Children North East’s Poverty Proofing the School Day initiative, which has featured previously in SecEd, our sister magazine.

Child Poverty Action Group and Children North East are also running training workshops for NEU members and school staff in England and Wales offering practical ideas and examples of what can be done to improve the school day for children and families in low income households.

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