Invitation to the Official Online Launch of PACT Anti-poverty Professional Learning

Local Authority PL leads are invited to attend the official launch of the Scottish Government-funded EIS PACT Professional Learning offer, which will take place online on Friday 9 October 2020 (2.30-3.45pm), during Challenge Poverty Week.

The PACT professional learning offer for Scottish teachers explores the nature, causes and consequences of poverty, as well as the possible practical and pedagogical interventions to mitigate its impact on children and young people’s school education.

The PACT Project, invites teachers and union colleagues; senior school leaders and local authority colleagues; representatives of national partner agencies, including professional association, academic and third sector colleagues; members of the PACT Project Advisory Board and critical friends who have supported our work to date, to join us at this online launch. We invite you all to continue to help us build an anti-poverty pact for Scottish education, needed now more than ever as the stark social and economic realities of COVID-19 unfold.

The launch event will showcase and celebrate the work of the PACT Project so far and will outline how the anti-poverty professional learning that it offers could make a tangible difference to the school experiences of the thousands of school-aged children and young people who are currently experiencing poverty.

EIS PACT hopes very much that you will be able to join us on 9 October to learn more about the Project and our next steps in supporting the collective endeavour of schools and teachers to place equity at the heart of all decision-making; to limit the damage that poverty does to young people’s education and to their life chances; and to continue to narrow the poverty-related achievement and attainment gap.

Please RSVP to Leigh Meechan ( by Tuesday 29 September after which time event joining details will be shared with guests. We look forward to hearing from you.

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