Ofsted publishes series report on impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on education

Ofsted publishes series report on impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on education

Ofsted has published its second report on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across the sectors that it inspects and regulates. In the report, the regulator states that the children hit hardest by school closures and restrictions amid the coronavirus lockdown, from all ages and backgrounds, have regressed in some basic skills and learning. Ofsted carried out over 900 education and social care providers during September and October 2020 in order to allow its inspectors to see how providers are currently coping amid the ongoing pandemic.

Ofsted’s second report has been published as a five-part series representing its findings on the following:

• schools

• further education and skills

• early years

• social care

• local areas’ SEND provision

An authored article by HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills, Amanda Spielman, has also been published, which discusses what Ofsted found in its visits to education and children’s social care providers during October 2020. The article can be found here.

Source: Ofsted: Children hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic are regressing in basic skills and learning

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