The Schools & Academies Show 2020

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Tuesday November 17, 2020 - Friday November 20, 2020

Online

Taking place online from 17th to 20th November, this is an opportunity to hear from leading education experts and practitioners on the biggest topics in UK education, from the comfort of your own environment.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s event will provide attendees with invaluable updates on the effects of school closures and the ongoing measures being taken to ensure the effective running of schools. There will be a range of high-level policy updates, best-practice case studies and panel discussions.

Joining the panel, discussing ‘The Permanent Funding Crisis’ on day 2 of the virtual event, will be NFER’s Senior Economist, Jenna Julius. Jenna was recently involved in NFER’s research on the impact of Covid-19 on primary and secondary schools in England, with a particular focus on understanding the funding and resourcing pressures that schools are currently facing.

The Permanent Funding Crisis takes place on 18 November at 15:20 - 16:05

  • Assessing the unexpected costs caused by the pandemic – were the extra funding released by the government enough?
  • How have schools adapted to the National Funding Formula? Will there ever be enough funding for schools? Are we asking too much of the school system?

On day 3, our Research Director, Caroline Sharp, joins the event for ‘The Long-term Effects of Coronavirus on Social Mobility’. Caroline’s research focuses on social mobility in education and she recently directed NFER’s research on the impact of Covid-19 on primary and secondary schools in England, with a particular focus on disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils.

The Long-term Effects of Coronavirus on Social Mobility takes place on 19 November at 12:15 - 13:00

  • Have social and digital divides created a wider opportunity gap?
  • Is the system equipped to assist these pupils?
    • Access to private and online tuition to minimise the impact on the attainment gap.
    • Has the admissions process to Higher Education not impacted negatively on the prospects of young people from less well-off backgrounds?
    • Has the apprenticeship system been resilient enough to jump back once restrictions were lifted?


More about the event…

RELATED LINKS:

NFER’s research on the impact of Covid-19 on primary and secondary schools in England