Coronavirus: challenges facing schools and pupils in September 2020

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has published a report on the challenges facing schools and pupils in England in September 2020. Findings from the report, based on interviews from around 3,000 school leaders across 2,200 primary and secondary schools, include: an estimation that the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers had increased by 46%; 53% of teachers in the most deprived schools report that their pupils are four months or more behind their studies, compared to 15% in the least deprived schools; and teachers estimate that 44% of their pupils are in need of intensive catch-up support.

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Written by Finley T.