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Fair Education

The crisis is making existing inequalities in education worse.

But it has also led to creative responses from teachers, parents, and communities to help children keep learning. The RSA is thinking about how to take forward the best innovations and build momentum to make education after Covid fairer than it was before.

52% feel that providing social/emotional support should be a priority for schools when they fully reopen

Placing Schools at the Heart of Community

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the extent to which schools have been plugging gaps in the care of vulnerable children. Can we develop a new vision and shared responsibility for young people’s education, health and wellbeing - one that places schools at the heart of a much wider community network of support?

No school an island

No school an island

Now is the time to think creatively about how we can place schools at the heart of a wider community network protecting the safety, welfare, health and wellbeing of pupils.

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Some groups are less supportive of schools re-opening. We need to listen to them.

In our poll, criticism of the government’s approach was stronger among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic participants and people from the poorest backgrounds. Listening to their concerns is a chance to improve social and emotional support for children in school. 

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Some groups are less supportive of schools re-opening. We need to listen to them.
The impact of Covid-19 on early career teachers

The impact of Covid-19 on early career teachers

There is another group of learners in school who have been disrupted. Teachers. But with the right support, the crisis can be an opportunity to build resilience and creativity.

See what early career teachers told us

Will a lack of trust undermine school reopening?

Nearly half of survey respondents say they do not trust the Government to have the best interests of children at heart on the issue of re-opening schools.

Explore the survey results

Will a lack of trust undermine school reopening?
4 lessons for the future of lifelong learning

4 lessons for the future of lifelong learning

An increase in unemployment will make gaining new skills more important than ever. To make re-skilling work during social distancing, we’ll need to learn to recognise learning wherever it happens.

4 lessons from lockdown for skills

Share and Support Projects

Community and collaboration are needed now more than ever. Our Wazoku ideas platform is a space to get projects that can make a difference off the ground. Share your ideas and support other to respond to the impact of Coivd-19. 

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Share and Support Projects