Face up to Child Poverty

Created on: 07 Feb 2014 | Last modified: 04 Apr 2023

The experience of poverty and the impact of poverty invade every aspect of a young person’s life and cannot be left at the classroom door.

Focused pupils and students are more likely to learn and are also easier to teach. The life of a learner beyond the classroom can have a profound effect on a learner’s ability to focus on the work at hand.

Being freed of other challenges and enjoying a degree of stability and security in and out of the classroom, increases everyone’s potential to do well.

The EIS, in common with a wide range of other Scottish civic institutions, has concluded that the Westminster Government’s welfare reform measures, in  particular, will make living in poverty an even more challenging experience than it already is.