The Black Country Education Insight Report 2021

Michael Jopling, Matthew Johnson

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This is the third annual report produced offering an overview of all phases of education in the Black Country. As in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns have dominated all areas of education and society. Therefore, we have concentrated much less on data analysis in this report in favour of capturing the views and first-hand experiences of educational practitioners from the region, gained through snapshot online surveys and opportunistic interviews.

The Black Country contains high levels of disadvantage and poverty and early evidence suggests that such areas have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. As we reported last year, schools, colleges, universities, early years settings and other education providers in the Black Country have worked extremely hard to maintain education and support for all learners, particularly those who are vulnerable, but it is too early to say how successful they have been. However, this report is testament to their efforts and persistence.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages38
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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