Scottish Borders Council raises propagandize uniform extend – BBC News
August 24, 2017 - School Uniform
A legislature highlighted in a BBC review as carrying one of a lowest propagandize wardrobe grants in Scotland has augmenting remuneration levels.
Scottish Borders Council had a limit extend of £45 – brief of a suggested inhabitant smallest of £70.
Councillors unanimously authorized a news that due augmenting it by £25.
The internal management will tip adult payments already finished this propagandize year to families receiving a reduce level.
A BBC Scotland review progressing this month suggested a legislature was among those profitable a lowest volume in Scotland.
Donna Manson, use executive for children and immature people, pronounced a pierce was one they had been penetrating to make for some time.
“We had already set out that this was going to be a vital priority this year for movement with a conduct teachers,” she said.
“When this serve information came to light we only felt that, in light of those discussions before to a summer, it was a right thing to do to follow adult on that and make this recommendation.”
She combined that they were also looking during other measures to residence a emanate of child misery in future.
Council personality Shona Haslam said: “I really many acquire a quick movement that has been taken to boost this grant.
“As a mum, we know how many it can cost to pack out children for a start of a propagandize tenure and this boost will advantage a many exposed children in a area.
“The account will be backdated for this propagandize year, so anyone who has already perceived a reduce volume will have it surfaced up.”
Carol Hamilton, SBC’s executive member for children and immature people, pronounced a legislature was committed to rebellious a issue.
“Work has already been going on with a headteachers to boost a recognition and discount of child misery and a impact on educational outcomes,” she said.
“That work, to be taken brazen over a entrance months with propagandize staff and a partners, will cruise what some-more can be finished to ‘poverty proof’ a schools going forward.”
The 1980 Education Act stipulates that internal authorities contingency make sustenance for a wardrobe of pupils who would differently be incompetent to means schoolwear.
Councils, rather than a Scottish government, are obliged for determining a eligibility criteria, a extend volume and focus routine – though Education Secretary John Swinney has suggested it be during slightest £70.
The BBC review found limit payments ranged from £110 in West Lothian to £40 in North Ayrshire.
Research by debate organisation The Poverty Truth Commission suggested a tangible cost of kitting out a child for propagandize was £129.50, even when selling during supermarkets and discount stores.