Teachers will learn about the impact child poverty and the coronavirus pandemic could have on education as part of an online learning event this month.
Promoting Equity Week, organised by Northern Alliance and Education Scotland, will help schools across the region consider the barriers faced by poorer young people.
Running from Monday, September 28, it will also investigate and highlight the pressures the pandemic has had on vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
Northern Alliance’s lead officer, Scott Calder, said: “At this time of pandemic, achieving equity for all our young people has never been more important or more challenging.
“Promoting Equity Week will provide an important opportunity to collaborate on what is working, share research and provide professional learning opportunities which will support the work of educators across the Northern Alliance.
“We hope it will help colleagues in understanding equity, raising attainment and closing the poverty-related attainment gap for our young people.”
Teachers and practitioners will have an opportunity to look at mitigating measures they can use in school, explore how they can best use Attainment Scotland funding and share ideas and best practice with peers on how to address the poverty-related attainment gap.
Each day of Promoting Equity Week will cover a different theme, with expert inputs and opportunities to attend sessions on everything from using local data to inform practice to family learning and partnerships.