As the effects and uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to unfold, this second report in our series explores the impact of Covid-19 on education in its broadest sense. It reflects on the challenges the past 18 months have brought and considers what the impact has meant for young people in terms of learning, teaching and assessment, careers, employment, and wider opportunities in society.
From ongoing issues around attainment, learning loss and changes to the labour market, we also look towards the future and consider ways of working to support recovery – from parental involvement, to the use of digital tools to support teaching and employer engagement activities.
Through this collection of research and commentary, we hope to continue the debate on the impact of Covid-19, but as we move forward, equally turn our attention to the changes needed to ensure all young people have the opportunity to ‘bounce-back’ and thrive in education and work in the future.
- Dr Angela Donkin (NFER)
- Paul Newton (Ofqual)
- Emily Tanner (Careers & Enterprise Company)
- Kerry-Jane Packman (Parentkind)
- Naomi Clayton (Learning and Work Institute)
- James Turner (Sutton Trust)
- Louise Rowland (Ufi VocTech Trust)
- Peter Hyman (Big Education/School 21)
- Paul Jervis, Gary Hunter (Westminster Kingsway College)
- Kat Emms (Edge Foundation)
- Adrian Anderson (UVAC)