Poverty Proofing Conference: Tackling Poverty and Inequality in our Schools

Thursday 25th January 2018 

9:30am – 3:30pm

Manchester Hall,
36 Bridge Street
M3 3BT


Currently 4 million children in this country are living in poverty and it is predicted that this will continue to rise dramatically in the coming years with over 5 million children set to be living in poverty by 2022; this will inevitably have a dramatic impact on schools and classrooms across the country. Poverty Proofing the school day is an innovative programme that identifies barriers to learning for students who do not have the same financial resource as their better off peers.

This conference will explain the poverty proofing ethos sharing best practice from schools and delivery partners across the country, as well as sharing the evaluation completed by Newcastle University identifying a wide spectrum of positive impact on the school day around inclusion, attendance and attainment. The conference will consider how schools in the North West can respond to the poverty proofing work and explore how it can be best implemented in the region.

To sign up to the conference please click here.