Four in 10 teachers warn children are ‘too hungry’ to learn

More than a third of teachers have said pupils in their classes are too hungry to learn, jumping to 63% in deprived areas, a new survey has found. A study of 10,000 teachers by School Food Matters and Teacher Tapp has highlighted that schools are using their own budgets to stop children from going hungry. According to the results, 38% of senior leaders are providing free school meals to pupils who are not eligible, rising to 51% in the poorest areas. Read more.

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