Hunger, Lack of Clothes and Shoes. Teachers Lift the Lid on Child Poverty

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NASUWT says schools and teachers are being left to pick up the pieces of Tory’s “scandalous” economic policies

NASUWT

Teachers have attacked the government’s record on child poverty, saying they have witnessed at first hand the effect on the children they teach.

Speaking ahead of the release of the latest official figures on child poverty released today, NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates said: “If, as expected, the figures show that child poverty levels have risen yet again, this is a shameful indictment of the economic and social policies of the Coalition Government.

“It is equally shameful that the government is committed to continuing the policies which have led to this anticipated rise.

“Teachers are witnessing firsthand the impact of poverty on the children they teach. Three-quarters of teachers recently surveyed by the NASUWT say they have witnessed more and more children coming to school too hungry to concentrate and without clothing and footwear appropriate to…

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