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Today’s Yorkshire Post features findings from the first round of data analysis from the ICKLE project. This comes as a major report from the Institute for Government – ‘Schools and coronavirus: The Government’s handling of education during the pandemic’ – describes the period since March 2020 as “easily the most disruptive period in children’s education…
Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI), at the University of Leeds, has published a blog about the findings from the first round of data collection and analysis in the ICKLE project. It points to the three interim reports published on this website earlier in July. The LSSI is committed to fostering collaborations that can produce research with…
This week, we release our first major output from the ICKLE project: a series of three interim reports analysing the impact of the lockdowns on progress towards Early Years Foundation Stage goals by children in reception and year 1.  The illustrated reports present insights into schools’ learning provision, caregiver experiences of home learning, and children’s progress…
Introduction In March 2021, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) heard evidence from a number of sources about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s education, and about the response from the Department for Education, schools and other agencies. The ICKLE team made a contribution to the Committee’s inquiry, focusing on analysis…