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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.