Will pupils ever catch up from Covid lockdowns?

With most schools now back up and running unless there is an outbreak, some parts of teaching can start to resume as normal. It may be that assemblies are still being done virtually and some elements of social distancing are still in place, but many parents, students and teachers are hopeful that we have seen the last of the lockdowns. The school closures that have taken place over the last two years have set many students back and many people are worried that they will never recover from the time they have missed. Although most students were given work to do at home, this was often not to the same standard that they would have had if they were in school. It is likely that complete topics may of only been skimmed over or missed completely to make room for the most important subjects. Subjects such as RE, IT and PE may have been given less attention to allow for more time to be taught on the core subjects such as English, maths and science.

Over time younger students will hopefully start to catch up on what they have missed and it may be that some of the older students wont get that time back but children of all ages have learnt some very different sorts of life skills that may well prove useful in years to come.