Estyn recommends that schools and local councils develop a common approach and work with other agencies to engage disadvantaged families more in school life.Among the report's other recommendations for schools are:
adopting clear systems for working with outside agencies to support disadvantaged learners
identifying a senior member of staff to co-ordinate work with external services and agencies
making sure staff know how to raise the achievement of disadvantaged learners.
Schools in Wales need to do more to tackle poverty, according to a report from school inspectors Estyn.
The report says that although many schools are aware of the importance of improving stands and wellbeing of disadvantaged pupils, addressing poverty is still not a high enough priority for schools across Wales.