Tackling the Impact of Poverty on Education Programme
Kate Thomas - Senior Development Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org
We know that 4 in 10 of our children and young people in Wales are living in poverty, which affects their daily lives, education and future life opportunities.
The Tackling the Impact of Poverty on Education Programme run by Children In Wales offers you practical steps and solutions for a whole school approach to help remove barriers and the 'cost' of learning in your school.
The Programme is funded by Welsh Government as part of their commitment to tackling increasing levels of child poverty and to improve the mental health, emotional wellbeing and attainment of all children in Wales.
School settings and costs associated with the school day can be problematic for many learners and their families. The programme aims to support schools and educational settings across Wales to consider and implement change through the Price of Pupil Poverty Guides
The Price of Pupil Poverty | GOV.WALES
We have worked with a number of schools across Wales to implement the guides with much success.
“We have found the process easy to follow and have been supported throughout. There has been positive feedback from parents regarding changes we have made since taking part and we are continuing to work on actions that have arisen following the evaluation of the action plan.” Liswerry Primary School
“As a school I thought that we supported all learners, but through evaluating practice we realized that there was so much more we could do to help our families and ultimately support our pupils to be in a place ready to learn” Pembroke Primary School
To increase the involvement of more schools across Wales, Children in Wales has the following offer to enable you to address the impact of pupil poverty in your school setting:
· An information pack and access to a number of resources to help implement the guides. This includes the checklist, action plan template, example action plan and 'how to' guide’ a parent survey template
· An initial meeting where required, with a Children in Wales officer, to advise on how to use resources and guides in the best way
· A training session where required for staff on child poverty in Wales and how to use the guides
· Access to a Community Platform to share best practice with other schools
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