Child poverty and education

The National Education Union (NEU) has published a report looking at the extent to which poverty is damaging the educational opportunities for children from poor families. Findings from a snapshot survey of 908 NEU members including heads, teachers and school support staff working in England, Wales and Northern Ireland finds that: 87% of respondents said that poverty is having a significant impact on the learning of their pupils and students; and 60% believe that the situation has worsened since 2015.

Source: NEU  Date: 03 April 2018

Further information: Child poverty and education: a survey of the experiences of NEU members (PDF)