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Report: Impact of Covid-19 related school closures

10 October 2023

This longitudinal study follows a group of the youngest school-aged children during and since the Covid-19 pandemic to understand the long-term impact of Covid-19 related disruption to schools on pupils’…

Covid recovery scheme boosts children’s language development

21 September 2023

Children in Reception who took part in a Covid catch-up programme made four additional months’ progress in their language development compared to pupils who did not participate, a study suggests. The Nuffield Early…

Understanding the impact of Covid-19 disruption on the attainment of primary-age pupils

28 June 2023

June marks three years since the partial return to face-to-face learning in schools, after the first period of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the intervening years, schools have…

Government to match schools’ tutoring costs in 2023/24 – new guidance released

1 June 2023

The Department for Education has announced that half of tutoring costs will be funded through the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) next year, doubling the government’s previous commitment to fund a…

Back to school advice issued amid high levels of flu, COVID-19 and scarlet fever

2 January 2023

As pupils and students return to school following the Christmas break, UKHSA is reminding people that winter illnesses continue to circulate at high levels. Flu and coronavirus (COVID-19) are currently circulating…

NEW EEF guide: Making a difference with effective tutoring

19 November 2022

High-quality tuition presents a significant opportunity to make a long-term contribution to closing the socio-economic attainment gap in classrooms across the country. The best evidence tells us that this gap has only…

£24 million to boost children’s literacy

18 October 2022

Primary school pupils to benefit from phonics and literacy teaching thanks to new government funding. More primary school pupils will benefit from high quality phonics and expert literacy teaching as part of new…

National Tutoring Programme: guidance for schools, 2022-2023

19 September 2022

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) provides primary and secondary schools with funding to spend on targeted academic support, delivered by trained and experienced tutors and mentors. On 31st March 2022,…

Ofsted: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools

3 September 2022

Over the past year, Ofsted has produced a series of reports in their education recovery series, where they have explored how schools, prisons, early years providers and further education and…

Recovery premium funding updated

12 July 2022

The DfE has updated the payment dates for the academic year 2022 to 2023. They have also added information about the menu of approaches: 'As with pupil premium, any activities…

EEF blog: Moving Forwards, Making a Difference

25 May 2022

It is clear, both from the research and in talking to teachers and school leaders, that pupils continue to feel the effects of the partial school closures. Although national lockdowns…

New Schools Bill to boost education standards across the country

18 May 2022

The Schools Bill is set to deliver on the government’s mission to raise standards across the country, increasing attendance and improve safeguarding for children wherever they are educated. This bill…