COVID-19 and its impact on schools and colleges


The University of Chester are exploring the impact of COVID-19 on schools and colleges and are looking for input into their survey from SBP colleagues across the country. The project is being led by Dr Steve Lambert and if you have any questions then you can contact him directly on the details at the foot of this page. Please see further details below:


There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all of us. You may know  of or have sadly lost individuals who have contracted Covid-19. There has also been a lot of media coverage relating to the pandemic and particularly focusing on the role that healthcare professionals have played.

However, there has been less coverage and recognition of the importance that staff within schools and colleges have played in supporting  all children and young people. Whether that is supporting the children of key workers or teaching online. 


 The University of Chester is asking leaders within education to complete a short survey to look at the prevalence and subsequent impact of Covid-19 on the operation of schools and colleges. All of the information needed for the survey can be easily obtained from your school or college’s data system. 

 To access the survey, please click here or copy and paste the following link into your web browser (

We are asking that this survey be completed by Friday 25 June 2021


This study has been approved by the Faculty of Education and Children’s Services ethics committee and all data is confidential and no individual or organisation will be identifiable as a result of completing this study. 

 It is hoped that through this survey and research that we can get a better understanding of the impact of the pandemic on education.

If you have any questions regarding this study, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Steve Lambert at:  

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