Cost of the School Day Toolkit

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The Cost of the School Day Toolkit front pageThere are countless ways in which schools can address costs, overcome financial barriers for children and young people and support families on low incomes. Understanding the Cost of the School Day in your own school or local authority area is a crucial first step.

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.

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 costoftheschoolday@cpagscotland.org.uk.

The Cost of the School Day Toolkit

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Introduction

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

Flashcard Resource

Wall Frieze

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

inding 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 costoftheschoolday@cpagscotland.org.uk.

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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.