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Learning Inequalities During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The majority of children who did not attend school between March and July 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic lost 15 weeks’ face-to-face schooling. Prolonged school closures and the abrupt transition to home-schooling could have severe consequences on students across the UK. Researchers from the University of Southampton set out to discover the impact of home learning on children from different backgrounds.

How can we help young people with a social worker to thrive in education?

Doing well in school is among the strongest predictors of future life success. Although the relationship isn’t perfect – some people succeed without many or any qualifications, or return to education later in life – this relationship is important. Ensuring that young people can access and achieve in education is a priority for well-functioning societies.

Social Mobility, Chance or Choice?

A sequel to Born to Fail? Social Mobility a Working Class View (2017), Social Mobility, Chance or Choice? revisits mutuality and asks do we dare to start a new conversation by considering the issues, solutions and impact to the education and social issues that push against the moral questions underpinning social mobility.

The Educational Aspirations and Psychological Wellbeing of Adopted Young People

Local authorities in England and Wales have a legal duty to report annually to central government on looked-after children's psychological wellbeing and academic attainment but this duty ends once children are adopted. Researchers from Cardiff University wanted to fill this gap in understanding of how young people adopted from the care system perform at school, looking at their wellbeing and aspirations around work and education.

E-Safety: Screen Time

Although the phrase "screen time" is not typically part of parents' vocabulary, the description of screen time is something parents deal with daily. Parents are exploring the benefits of screen time while mitigating the risks and managing their own behaviour to be role models for their children.

Bullying - Evidence from Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: Cohort 2

More than 10,000 young people in year 11 were interviewed for the second Longitudinal Study of Young People in England in 2015. Researchers used this data to find out whether bullying is increasing and what kind of young people are more likely to suffer bullying. They compared answers with responses from the same young people a year before and with findings from a similar survey in 2006.

Evaluation of the Elklan Talking Matters Programme

Researchers from the University of Sheffield's department of Human Communication Sciences carried out an independent evaluation of the Elklan Talking Matters programme, a training programme aimed at staff who work with pre-school children in early years settings.