The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services
We've submitted our recommendations to the Education Committee's inquiry which will examine both short term and longer-term implications particularly for the most vulnerable children.
We have focused our response on the call for evidence on the following three topics:
The support for pupils and families during closures, including children’s and young people’s mental health and safety outside of the structure and oversight of in-person education
The effect on disadvantaged groups, including the Department’s approach to free school meals and the long-term impact on the most vulnerable groups
What contingency planning can be done to ensure the resilience of the sector in case of any future national emergency
In other news ...
Join us for a one-hour webinar at 11am this Friday 22nd May to hear imaginative ideas on how best to cater for pupils when returning to school.
We continue on our quest to keep DfE informed about the support families need during school closures. With Children's Food Campaign, we've written to Gavin Williamson to ask for help for families during the school holidays.