Tackling the disadvantage gap during the cost-of-living crisis

Education provision had already been hit by other recent events, which badly affected those who were struggling. An analysis of primary Key Stage 1 and phonics test results showed an increase in the disadvantage gap during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in the cost-of-living crisis, we must do what we can to protect the well-being and academic futures of vulnerable children – for whom education could provide a vital lifeline.

But where to start? This guide might help.