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A holistic study of the impact of school closures on Key Stage 1 children.

8 July | 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

NFER’s research shows that pupils have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This session will explore some of the reasons behind this, and will present findings of how Key Stage 1 pupils were performing in the 2020/21 academic year compared to their pre-Covid peers. The session will explore the impact on pupils beyond the assessment headlines. The presenter will discuss which pupils were most impacted and what teachers and school leaders can do to help pupils to recover. The presenter will also explore the diagnostic analysis that NFER and the Education Endowment Foundation have produced, which provides insights on specific aspects of reading and mathematics. This will help teachers to effectively target the areas of the curriculum most affected.
Overall, this session will outline the research findings and insights and explore how this information can be used to better understand the ‘Covid gap’ in order to help pupils’ recovery.


8 July
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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Lydia Fletcher, Researcher, UK Policy and Practice, NFER