What is this research about?
The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is undertaking national research to understand and address the impact of the current Covid-19 pandemic on education and on learners. The work is funded by the Nuffield Foundation and NFER.
It will consist of two online surveys taking place in May and June 2020. All primary and secondary schools in England will be invited to take part, as well as teachers and senior leaders on its Teacher Voice panel.
What does the research involve and when can I get involved?
The initial survey period will take place between 7 May and 14 May 2020. The survey will be sent directly via email to the main office email address in each school on 7 May. If you are interested in taking part in the survey and do not receive an email please contact our survey lead Kathryn Hurd at CV19Schoolresponse@nfer.ac.uk.
At the end of the survey we will ask participants if they would be willing to share their name, email address and telephone number to take part in the June survey and/or a possible further telephone interview.
NFER is aiming to publish the first results in June 2020, in order to inform and contribute to the ongoing dialogue about education during the COVID-19 crisis. NFER will send a summary of the findings to all schools.
Who is NFER, Who is the Nuffield Foundation?
NFER is an independent research organisation with many years’ experience of undertaking research and evaluation with schools. For more information, please visit our About NFER page.
Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust with a mission to advance social well-being. It funds research that informs social policy, primarily in Education, Welfare, and Justice. For more information, please visit the Nuffield Foundation website.
Where can I go for more information?