COVID ABSENCES FOR DISADVANTAGED PUPILS RAISE CATCH-UP CONCERNS

School absence due to Covid-19 is much higher among disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs (SEND), a report reveals.

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.

Read the full article in Children and Young People Now here.