Parents’ priorities for recovery in education

What parents want to see in recovery

After two incredibly disrupted years, schools are back.   Now it is time for recovery in education:   recovery that goes beyond “catching up” to addressing the long-standing problems that the COVID crisis revealed so clearly.

This hard-hitting report based on a nationwide survey of nearly 3000 parents reveals parents’ priorities are clear: 

  1. A focus on mental health and wellbeing
  2. A forward-looking curriculum and assessment system
  3. Closing the long-standing attainment gap for disadvantaged children and sufficient support for children with SEND

Achieved by long-term investment direct to schools.

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Parents are shocked and disappointed by the current curriculum and by the pressure placed on children by statuary assessment.  They are not supportive of “catch up” policies and want real change. Our survey also revealed a shocking lack of trust in government ministers, while trust in schools and teachers remains high.

This hard-hitting report, produced by parental campaign Save Our Schools,  summarises the survey findings with shocking stats and quotes from parents and easy-to-access graphics.

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New report reveals parents’ priorities for recovery in education

Please use the content of this report to champion parents’ perspectives in forthcoming debates about recovery in education and the investment required achieve it.

We need to seize the opportunity to move beyond “catch up” and toward a real recovery within education.  Our future in an uncertain Post-COVID world depends on it.

Download the report here:   SOS_Survey_Recovery in Education_Sept21