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Face Up To Child Poverty – Poverty-Proofing Your School (EIS)

Following on from the publication of the ‘Face Up to Child Poverty’ booklet earlier in the session, the Equality Department has prepared a package of resources to assist EIS members in schools and colleges in keeping the issue of child poverty to the fore at establishment level.

The package of resources contains information relating to the causes and details some of the problems that arise in classrooms as a consequence of poverty. It advises members of possible practical steps they may wish to take when they become aware of issues related to the impact of socio-economic deprivation on the experiences of children and young people in school.


School Costs is a Short EIS/CPAG sponsored film, directed by Iain Henderson, winner of BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award 2015, highlighting the struggle of families on low income to meet the costs associated with their children attending school.

Materials can be used separately or together as the focus of EIS branch meetings, CPD sessions or to inform discussions with SMT on the issue. Hard copies of Face Up to Child Poverty and further information can be obtained by contacting the EIS Equality Department.


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