Schools

Schools can provide obstacles to lifting children out of poverty.  How can we remove them?

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The cost of attending schools can put extra financial pressure on families.

by DrNickOMBE on November 14, 2019 at 08:49AM

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  • Posted by jrobinson November 14, 2019 at 21:12

    Further City Council publicity about the availability of, and advice on accessing, free school meals would be beneficial. There are many eligible families in the city, who simply do not know how to claim, or have the barriers of language and/or access to the online forms.
  • Posted by LPP November 24, 2019 at 12:57

    Primary Schools are working hard to "poverty-proof the school day". http://www.povertyproofing.co.uk/

    Some examples include banning logo-ed items such as pencil cases and PE kit, extending Breakfast Club to parents as well as children and using Pupil Premium in bespoke ways for individual children, such as buying a bed.

    What other small, practical things can we do to make a difference, without taking lots of school funding and staff time?
  • Posted by DrNickOMBE November 25, 2019 at 08:44

    Here's some interesting ideas: https://cpag.org.uk/scotland/cost-school-day
  • Posted by Lwmommy January 10, 2020 at 17:14

    How about uniform donation points and free/very cheap sales of it to low income families. My daughter grows out of her uniform stupidly quick so I donate it to the school, but they just keep hold of it and use it for spares.
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