What can schools do to tackle child poverty?

Closing the attainment gap is about quality teaching, parliamentary inquiry told

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Child poverty is rising again, after many years of decline. But how much can schools do to stem the tide of social change?

Here, we look at the initial deliberations of a parliamentary inquiry into poverty and attainment, where the ability of schools to offset the impact of poverty was raised time and again.

What was the thrust of the inquiry’s first session last week?

Moray MSP Richard Lochhead got to the heart of what concerns many teachers.

The SNP politician said: “My fear about the debate around educational attainment is we just talk about schools and teachers – whereas it’s other ...

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