What steps do you think need to be taken to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your child / children's education?


  • The largest proportion of parents / carers say there should be a focus on supporting staff and students with catching up on academic progress that may have been missed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, such as using 1:1 tuition, extra lessons or longer school days. Others simply suggest that the schools should stay open throughout potential further restrictions
  • Also common are comments focused around the need for greater support with health and wellbeing – particularly mental health due to the impact it may have on learning

When asked about what steps respondents believed could be taken to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on their child/children’s education
39% of respondents say that there should be a focus on academic progress
27% say that schools should stay open
23% say that the focus should be on health and or wellbeing
10% mention Covid regulations and or vaccinations
6% say better communication and or planning
6% say better online learning capabilities
2% say that they do not know
11% suggest other things that could mitigate the impact

Mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education of children

Base (residents who are worried about the impact of the pandemic on their children’s education): 72

wdt_ID Responses (showing key themes) Percentage (%)
1 Focus on academic progress 39
2 Schools should stay open 27
3 Focus on health and wellbeing 23
4 COVID regulations and vaccinations 10
5 Better communication/ planning 6
6 Better online learning capabilities 6
7 I don't know 2
8 Other 11