The resources in this toolkit are here to help you talk with colleagues, pupils and families about school costs. Schools and local authorities using these resources have been able to implement a range of impactful policy and practice changes to support children and families on low incomes.
You can download the full Cost of the School Day toolkit here or browse the different sections below and pick the resources which are most relevant to you.
Also available: The Cost of School, a film resource from NHS Health Scotland.
Any questions? Contact [email protected].
The Cost of the School Day Toolkit
Child poverty in Scotland
Why address the Cost of the School Day?
Resources for all
Visual and story based resources to prompt reflection and discussion with your school community
The Cost of the School Day Clock
Cost of the School Day stories
Resources for school staff
Reflection on and auditing of costs, supporting families to get financial help, action planning and professional context
Cost of the School Day reflective questions
What are the costs of your school day?
Survey for school staff
Supporting families affected by poverty
Sample Action Plan
Cost of the School Day and self-evaluation: how good is our school for children and families on low incomes?
Cost of the School Day supporting GTCS Professional Standards
Resources for parents and carers
Finding out parent/carer views and helping Parent Councils address the Cost of the School Day
Survey for parents and carers
Cost of the School Day Parent Council Resource
Resources for children and young people
Finding out children and young people's views and addressing poverty in the classroom
Ross’s story – case study and key questions
Children and young people’s survey
Cost of the School Day within the curriculum
Other useful resources
Cost of the School Day related reports, films, local authority guidance and eLearning resources
Keep in touch
If you would like to discuss using the toolkit or give us any feedback on it, contact our Cost of the School Day team at [email protected].
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The Cost of the School Day toolkit was commissioned by NHS Health Scotland. The development of earlier versions of the Parent Council toolkit, Cost of the School Day Flashcards and Supporting Families Affected by Poverty resource was supported by Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, Glasgow City Council, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Glasgow Parent Council Forum. National perspectives on the Parent Council toolkit were developed by the National Parent Forum of Scotland.