Supporting Vulnerable Young People through Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed the education and youth sector into uncharted territory.
Head teachers and MAT leaders across the country are working with incredible determination and devotion, rising to the challenge of serving their pupils and communities at this most challenging of times. Already, we have seen colleagues open food banks in their schools, create detailed contact plans to support children in the weeks ahead and helping families negotiate with housing services and landlords.
A lot of discussion has centred around online learning, with schools hatching plans to ensure that learning carries on at home in the months ahead. A lively debate has also taken place about the role of Ofsted and what alternative arrangements should be put into place since the announcement that SATs and exams will not go ahead this summer.
In the background, school leaders are starting to grapple with a number of difficult and uncomfortable questions and they should not have to do this alone.
The Centre for Education and Youth (CfEY) and Ambition Institute therefore came together to convene a space in which teachers, school leaders, youth sector practitioners and policy makers could come together to explore some of the pandemic’s less obvious implications, in particular where these disproportionately impact on our most vulnerable pupils.
Date Published: 3rd April 2020
Report Author/s: Loic Menzies
Organisation/s : Ambition Institute, The Centre for Education and Youth
Topic: Covid, Vulnerability
Type of Report: Research
Keywords: children, Coronavirus, Covid, education, Pandemic, Schools, Vulnerability
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