The largest report into the impact of the disruption caused by the pandemic on primary school children.
National Dataset Report – The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on primary school children’s learning. It comes as no surprise that the pandemic has had a negative effect on education. Prolonged periods away from the classroom and months of disruption to formal education have caused all manner of turmoil. With no precedent for facing these extraordinary challenges, we are in uncharted territory.
There is now an urgent need to identify which children have suffered most from the effects of Covid-19. Understanding where the most significant learning losses are is key to knowing how to direct resources when all school gates are open.
This study from Juniper Education is based on data from more than 6,000 schools representing 1.47 million pupils. Sheds new light on the impact of the crisis by comparing the attainment of primary school children to see how children have fared before and during the pandemic and reveals which children and subjects are most affected.
If you want to know more about the Juniper National Dataset, read this article.
Frazer WestmorlandHeadteacher, Mundella Primary School, Kent