‘Appalling’ number of pupils turn up hungry

Schools need more support to cope with the increasing problem of children arriving at school without having washed or eaten, teachers tell MSPs. By Henry Hepburn

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A new report exploring the impact of poverty on how well children perform at school has just been published. Here, Tes Scotland looks at some of the key messages to emerge.

What is the report about?

Entitled What Support Works?, the report is the culmination of an inquiry, carried out by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee, into the attainment and achievement of pupils living in poverty.

What were the headline findings?

The committee was “appalled” to hear that teachers were seeing increasing numbers of children coming to school hungry or without having washed. An ...

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