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Why schools should say no to pupil non-uniform days

Glasgow council’s advice on reducing the impact of poverty also includes spreading ‘fun’ events more evenly

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Schools should scrap homework that relies on technology, ban non-uniform days and spread “fun” events more evenly through the year, new advice on reducing the impact of poverty on pupils suggests.

Schools are also advised to take a more relaxed approach to uniform and not to ask pupils for set sums of money during charity fundraisers, even if they seem small.

Child-poverty experts say the document from Glasgow City Council marks the first time any Scottish council has published guidance for teachers on reducing the cost of school. There is a blunt message running through it: teachers must be ...

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