Sep
23

Lessons from lockdown: improving learning and addressing disadvantage in the next stage of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Nuffield Foundation

Information


This webinar brings together insights from education research we have funded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to understand how teachers, parents and children have experienced lockdown and to explore how that should inform education provision in the next stage of the pandemic.

Following presentations from Angela Donkin (NFER) and Sarah Cattan (IFS) on the latest evidence, we will be joined by the Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Committee, Carolyn Roberts, Head of Thomas Tallis School, and Emily Frith, Head of Policy at the Children’s Commissioner for England, to consider key questions arising from the research:

  • In any future episodes of partial lockdown, ‘blended learning’ must ensure equity for all pupils. What needs to happen to ensure that effective remote learning is coupled with high-quality in-school teaching for vulnerable pupils, children of keyworkers, disadvantaged pupils and pupils with unsuitable home learning environments?
  • What can be done to support pupils with learning recovery, including effective targeting and use of the Government’s £1 billion catch-up support package?

The webinar will be chaired by our Director of Education Josh Hillman and will feature presentations on two key projects funded by the Foundation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with Molly Imrie, Events & Communications Officer (mimrie@nuffieldfoundation.org)

Speakers


  • Josh Hillman
    Director of Education
    Nuffield Foundation
  • Sarah Cattan
    Associate Director
    IFS
  • Angela Donkin
    Chief Social Scientist
    NFER
  • Emily Frith
    Head of Policy and Advocacy
    Children’s Commissioner for England
  • The Right Honourable Robert Halfon MP
    Chair
    Education Committee
  • Carolyn Roberts
    Head
    Thomas Tallis School

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Lessons from lockdown: improving learning and addressing disadvantage in the next stage of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Wed, 23 September 2020 -
    Wed, 23 September 2020
  • 10:00 - 11:15 GMT

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