Raising Standards Together

Poverty

Poverty
Tackling the impact of poverty on educational attainment.

The influence and reach of poverty extends beyond the impact of income alone. It can play a role in learner confidence, aspiration and future employability.

Find out about relevant topics – Types of poverty, Achieving equality, Community engagement, Family engagement, Compensation and Enhancement.

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There are a number of Welsh Government policies and programmes in place to reduce the inequalities which can hamper educational attainment for learners in Wales.

This section includes a number of research documents and resources for teachers’ further reading, aimed at tackling disadvantage and helping to narrow the gap in outcomes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.  

You can also find a link to the Welsh Government’s Tackling Poverty Action Plan.