COVID ABSENCES FOR DISADVANTAGED PUPILS RAISE CATCH-UP CONCERNS

The latest findings from Ofsted, which has published three separate investigations into how Covid-19 continues to impact on children and students’ learning and personal development and the approaches education providers are using to help them catch up, found low attendance remains a “stubborn concern”.

The report, Education recovery in schools: autumn, found some schools had more Covid-19 related absences among disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND.

It is based on evidence collected during routine inspections of 98 primary and secondary schools in England between 25 October and 19 November, accounting for nearly a quarter of all school inspections carried out during that time.

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