Mind the attainment gap: reviewing education delivery in our next normal

While there has been much speculation that many parents would keep students at home, official figures for the autumn term show nearly 90% of pupils returned; almost nine in ten, according to Department for Education. 

Schools went above and beyond to support remote learning during the summer term. However, new research from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) shows that students are on average three months behind on their learning as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.  

The government are increasing pressure on schools to be ready to adapt to future lockdowns at a moment’s notice; Ofsted inspections are back and parents are understandably concerned about student safety, progression and future lockdowns.  

How, in face of increasing uncertainty, can schools support students to catch up? 

We investigate all in our guide.