Since the Covid-19 lockdown began, the Sutton Trust has been undertaking work to identify the impacts of the crisis across all key education stages. We have summarised our work so far in our response to the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on education and children’s services.
The Trust believes that the crisis will have far-reaching consequences for education and social mobility, and we are concerned that the attainment gap between disadvantaged young people and their peers will widen. In our response to the committee we have outlined a number of steps that we believe the government can take to help protect the futures of disadvantaged young people, including immediate actions to mitigate against the impacts of lockdown and long-term steps to compensate young people in the future. We believe that action needs to be taken from early years through to schools, apprenticeships and higher education to ensure that disadvantaged young people don’t lose out.
You can read our full submission here.