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Closing the attainment gap - a British Psychological Society briefing

09 March 2021

This briefing outlines the British Psychological Society’s response to recent proposals to accelerate children’s education following the disruption to learning.

With extended school days and potential summer schools being floated as solutions to address the educational attainment gap created by the pandemic, the British Psychological Society is advocating for a phased return to regular schooling, combined with a quality-overquantity approach to learning.

Where additional school time is a strategy, it should focus on supporting children through socialisation and play.

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