Most teachers providing food and clothing for disadvantaged children, research warns

More than three-quarters of primary school teachers are spending their own money on basic food and clothing for their pupils, new research warns. The figure reduces to 62% in secondary schools, according to a new report by the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) finds. Around one in four primary teachers and more than one in five secondary teachers estimated having spent more than £100 so far this academic year. The report The ongoing impact of the cost-of-living crisis on schools is based on a survey of 1,282 teachers and senior leaders across mainstream primary and secondary schools. Read more.

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