Pupils 'come to school hungry', says teacher union

Pupils 'come to school hungry', says teacher union
 

Increasing numbers of pupils are coming to school hungry, anxious and unable to concentrate because of family financial pressures, a teachers' union has said.
The NASUWT union said growing numbers of teachers and schools were providing food, equipment and clothes for pupils.
Others were offering financial advice and referring struggling families to external support services.
The government said it was committed to working to eliminate child poverty and improving life chances for children.
More than 3,250 teachers responded to the NASUWT survey about their experiences over the past year.
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27 March 2016 in Regional, Views: 37
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