Sarah Cope
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  • Lorna Nicoll
    Lorna Nicoll

    Lorna Nicoll is a qualified and experienced Primary teacher, senior leader in Primary and Early Years settings and school governor.

    Lorna has been working on Children North East’s Poverty Proofing programme since September 2018. Passionate about social justice and making a difference for disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people, she has seen at first hand the immediate and long term value Poverty Proofing has in schools.


Zoom Session
Zoom Session


Thu 5 Oct 2023


09:00 - 12:00

Poverty Proofing the School Day

Focus: Catholic Life
For: CEO, HT, SLT, PP lead and anyone with an interest in this – governors very welcome!


In this training session we will explore:

  • definitions of poverty
  • the causes and consequences of child poverty and how it affects educational performance
  • the Poverty Proofing© ethos and examples of it in action, view it through the lens of a Catholic education
  • the importance of gathering pupil voice in school settings to identify barriers to participation and co-produce place-based solutions

Director’s Note:

We keep being told how schools need to support families in difficulty but what does that really mean and how can it be done with real impact? Join this session and find out more, we really think it will provide food for thought.