‘Neigbourhood’ watch for pupils

Schools, agencies and families to partner in Glasgow

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When it comes to closing the attainment gap between affluent and poor children, schools will often say they can only do so much to improve the life chances of pupils often faced with myriad issues, from a poor diet and damp housing, to neglect and domestic abuse.

Now the University of Glasgow has joined forces with Glasgow City Council to try to mobilise an entire community to improve the lives of its children, by creating the first “Children’s Neighbourhood” in the East End communities of Bridgeton and Dalmarnock.

It is taking inspiration from initiatives such as the Harlem Children’s Zone ...

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