- Start date: 1 September 2020
- End date: 30 August 2021
- Funder: ESRC
- Primary investigator: Dr Hannah Nash
- Co-investigators: Dr Paula Clarke, Dr Catherine Davies, Dr Matt Horner
The ICKLE project tracks the impact of the disruption to schooling during the Covid-19 lockdown. It focuses on children’s progress in key foundation skills from reception to year 1, and analyses how factors related to school, home, and children themselves may affect this development.
We are working with a wide range of beneficiaries and stakeholders to apply the research findings into practice, for example the Department for Education, Leeds City Council, Social Mobility Commission, and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Childcare and Early Education.