Raising Awareness of Child Poverty

Dear Parent/Carer,

The 1 in 5 project aims to raise awareness and improve the lives of the 20% of children living in poverty across Edinburgh. As part of this work a range of training sessions, focus groups and activities have taken place with over 1000 staff, pupils, parents and carers which helped to generate a number of practical ideas and suggestions as to how we can better support children and their families and work to reduce the costs of the school day.

Top Tips for SchoolsThese ‘top tips’ were launched at a recent Child Poverty conference in March and I thought it was a worthwhile document to share with you all.  I attended this extremely worthwhile training and a number of our staff will be attending the follow up training later this term due to our commitment to this work. The Top Tips are about small changes making a big difference. To view the document please click here. 

If you have any feedback or ideas regarding this project please get in touch with either myself or the chair of our Parent Council, Sue McKendrick, at TynecastlePC@mckendrick-family.uk.

Yours sincerely

Hazel Kinnear
Head Teacher