The closure of schools, and their only-partial re-opening, constitute a potential threat to the educational development of a generation of children. Since only a few among key workers’ children have been at school during the pandemic, it is important for policy-makers to understand how much mitigating schoolwork has been taking place in homes across the country. This report uses new, high-quality data undertaken one month into lockdown, to try
to answer that question, and to examine how much support was being given.
It finds that the average amount of schoolwork being done at home, according to parents and family members, has...
16th June 2020
Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES)
, UCL Institute of Education