Covid-19 - Resources to support children’s wellbeing and education for schools, parents and carers

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Could breakfast help to improve GCSE results?

Do you offer a free breakfast at your school? If not it could be something to consider, especially during exams. 

There are calls for a free school breakfasts to be given out in every state school in England to help improve attainment and tackle hunger.  Researchers have found that secondary school pupils who eat breakfast regularly score nearly two GCSE grades above their peers who often miss the meal.

Dr Katie Adolphus, lead researcher from the University of Leeds’ School of Psychology, said: “The UK has a growing problem of food poverty, with an estimated half a million children arriving at school each day too hungry to learn. 

“Previously we have shown that eating breakfast has a positive impact on children’s cognition. This research suggests that poor nutrition is associated with worse results at school.”

To read the article in full please visit https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/breakfast-school-gcse-grades-children-austerity-leeds-university-a9209131.html 

To access support in improving your breakfats provision please get in touch at schoolwellbeing@leeds.gov.uk. 

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Covid-19 - Resources

Firstly may we say THANK YOU to everyone who is working hard during this time to keep children and young people happy, learning, laughing, active and calm at this time of great uncertainty!

We are keen to share tools and resources as best we can, to support children’s wellbeing and education over this period of uncertainty. With this in mind, we have produced a range of advice and free resources for schools, as well as resources for parents/carers in your school.

These resources are updated every week so please check them on a regular basis.

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