During the Covid-19 pandemic, the very youngest pupils in schools had their schooling and social interactions in the classroom disrupted by lengthy periods of school closures and remote learning. Our research focuses particularly on these young pupils, and is exploring how their learning and social skills are recovering two years on from the pandemic. We first collected data about the pupils when they were in Years 1 and 2 in the academic year 2020/21.
The summary for school leaders and teachers below, follows the pupils into Years 2 and 3 in the academic year 2021/22. We also provide links to the full research report from 2021/22, as well as to the research outputs from the previous year of the study (2020/21).
Research from the second year of the study (2021/22)
Summary for schools: Impact of Key Stage 1 school closures on later attainment and social skills
Find out more about the headline findings about pupils in Years 2 and 3, and practical tips for schools to support pupils’ learning recovery and wellbeing.Read more
Full report: Impact of Key Stage 1 school closures on subsequent attainment and social skills
Read the full report from the second year of this longitudinal study, when the pupils were in Years 2 and 3.Read more
Previous research from the first year of the study (2020/21)
Implications for practice with pupils in Year 1
Diagnostic information from the first year of the study, to support school leaders’ and teachers’ practice with pupils in Year 1.Read more
Implications for practice with pupils in Year 2
Diagnostic information from the first year of the study, to support school leaders’ and teachers’ practice with pupils in Year 2.Read more
Full report: Impact of school closures and support strategies on attainment in Key Stage 1
Read the full report from the first year of this study, on pupils’ attainment in KS1 (Years 1 and 2) in reading and maths.Read more