Keep calm and teach on - School life during a pandemic

On 18th March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the first countrywide shutdown in modern British history, closing classrooms for up to eight million pupils across the UK. 

Now, with schools reopening their doors for a phased return, we turn our attention to the real impact of closures: 

  • How did schools fare during closures? 
  • What are the practicalities around social distancing on school grounds? 
  • How has parent engagement changed during closures? 
  • What long-lasting effects have closures had on school communities? 
  • How, if at all, has the sector benefitted from lockdown? 

With insight from schools and families across the country, we investigate what school life looks like during a national pandemic.