Cost of the School Day is a Glasgow Poverty Leadership Panel project, hosted by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland and working with Glasgow City Council's Education Services.
What is Cost of the School Day all about?
Poverty is a big issue in Glasgow - 1 in 3 children, more than 36,000, are living in low-income households. We know that school costs can act as a barrier to children participating fully in school life and accessing opportunities which could benefit them.
We also know that low-income children and young people are at risk of feeling different and isolated. So how can we make sure that no child misses out or feels bad because of how much money they have at home?
How can we make sure that every child in Glasgow is able to make the most of the school day?
Over the coming year Cost of the School Day will work with children and staff in eight Glasgow schools in the Smithycroft and Cleveden Learning Communities (primary, secondary and ASL) to identify poverty-related barriers to participation and develop school-specific and practical ways to overcome them. As well as identifying barriers and problems, a key focus of the project will be uncovering effective approaches which are already taking place.
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You can also access a PDF copy of a short report from the Cost of the School Day seminar which took place in November 2014, using the link below.
Included in the report are summaries of presentations on child poverty, education and tackling poverty at school from Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, the Office of Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People and from schools in the north east of England which have explored these issues and taken action. Also included is a summary of the key discussion points between participants on the day.