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The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services

Inquiry

The inquiry will look at how the outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting all aspects of the education sector and children’s social care system and will scrutinise how the Department for Education is dealing with the situation.

It will examine both short term impacts, such as the effects of school closures and exam cancellations, as well as longer-term implications particularly for the most vulnerable children.

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Read the call for evidence before submitting

Work news

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Government responds to Education Committee questions on catch-up proposals
The Education Committee publishes a letter from the Minister of State for Schools
29 July 2020
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Education Committee holds evidence session on vulnerable children
The Education Committee looks into the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak on children in social care
17 July 2020
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Young people risk missing out on deserved results in this year’s system for awarding grades, MPs warn
Education Committee publishes report on Covid-19: the cancellation of exams and 'calculated' grades
11 July 2020
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Students and apprentices discuss their experience of the lockdown
Education Committee hears from students and apprentices on the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on their education
3 July 2020
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Committee to hold session on children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Committee to hold session on children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
26 June 2020
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Education Committee to hold session on apprenticeships and skills
Education Committee to hold session on apprenticeships and skills
19 June 2020
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The reopening of schools so far and lessons learnt
Evidence session on the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services
12 June 2020
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Committee holds session on cancelled exams and the calculated grades system
Education Committee considers the impact of exam cancellations and the fairness of the calculated grades system
5 June 2020
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Education Committee holds roundtable on learning catch up and the impact of school closures
Education Committee holds 'round-table' session to consider ideas and proposals
28 May 2020
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Schools Minister questioned on school closures and plans for reopening
Education Committee hears from Nick Gibb MP on how the DfE is protecting the most vulnerable children during the COVID-19 outbreak
22 May 2020
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Impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services examined
Education Committee considers implications of the shift towards online and remote tuition and assessment
15 May 2020
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Coronavirus: impact on children's services
Education Committee to hold evidence session on effect on vulnerable children
7 May 2020
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Committee holds session on health and wellbeing of young people
Committee holds session on health and wellbeing of young people
6 May 2020
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MPs to question Secretary of State for Education and Ofsted
Education Committee evidence sessions: MPs to question Secretary of State for Education and Ofsted
23 April 2020
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Minister questioned on impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on education
The Committee’s inquiry is examining both the short term and longer-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and scrutinising how the Department for Education is dealing with the situation
16 April 2020
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The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services
Education Committee inquiry launch: The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services
25 March 2020
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Contact us

  • Email: educom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General Enquiries) 020 7219 2370 / (Media Enquiries) 020 7219 1679
  • Address: Education Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA