South Lanarkshire has been focusing on Cost of the School Day since 2019. All schools have a Cost of the School Day Position Statement and work hard to limit costs wherever possible. The team describe what their current priorities are.
“While we have had a number of successful projects this year to support our families affected by poverty, arguably our most important work has been collaborating with our staff in schools to share the message about reducing costs and training staff to be poverty aware. The CPAG Scotland Cost of the School Day Toolkit features some of our own schools, and we used this resource and the schools involved when delivering CLPL courses and sharing good practice sessions with our schools.
Social media has also played a big role this year, with our Equity Twitter account (@SLCEquity) providing a platform for us to share ideas and key messages with schools all across South Lanarkshire. We are excited to continue this work with schools and communities to ensure all young people in South Lanarkshire have opportunities at school without the barrier of financial costs.”