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25 November 2022 09:30 | Course type: Half day | Audience: Frontline staff, learning mentors, leadership, school business managers, pastoral staff, inclusion team etc.

Supporting schools to remove hunger as a barrier to learning.

This course will support schools with addressing food poverty and hunger in school and for families at home. It will include learning on free school meals in partnership with the Leeds Council Tax and Benefits Service.


Free School Meal numbers have risen dramatically over the last few years, at an accelerated rate, partially due to the effects of the pandemic. The course will cover key topics that may be affecting schools and families, particularly with many families who may be living in poverty or suffered a change in circumstances due to COVID-19 and the rise in the cost of living prices. The course will explore causes and consequences of hunger, associated stigma, including the impact on wellbeing and attainment. You will learn about how to identify signs of hunger, malnutrition or poor diet associated with poverty.

The course will include learning on how schools can support families with accessing food in their local community, including food banks, food donation schemes and also ensuring that hunger is removed as a barrier to learning across the school day. This event will also include all you need to know about free school meals including; the claims process, universal credit, eligibility, how to promote take-up and maximise your pupil premium.


Siobhan Jennings

Booking information

Health & Wellbeing Service Level Agreement (SLA) credit value = 1 credit

Cost: £130 per delegate. Schools with a current Health & Wellbeing Service SLA may be entitled to pre-paid places subject to sufficient available training credits. The full 'pay as you go' price will be applied if you have insufficient training credits.

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Please note that all face to face training will delivered in line with current Covid-19 guidelines and as such may be subject to change.

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