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Research: Impact of COVID19 on education sector

South Tyneside Educational Psychology Service is conducting research seeking to explore and understand the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on school staff across the UK.

Research aims

The research aims to help Educational Psychology Services plan the most helpful support in the immediate aftermath as well as adding to our understanding of what may be helpful in the future.

You will be asked questions relating to your own health and wellbeing and how you are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside questions that relate more to how the pandemic has impacted on your role specifically. You will also be asked questions about current support you are receiving and what you envisage support looking like in the future.

What you will be asked to do

The project consists of an initial online questionnaire, with two short follow-up questionnaires to capture data as we move through the current crisis. In order for the researchers to send you the follow up questionnaires you will be asked to leave an email address when completing your first set of responses. Your email address will not be passed on to any third parties and will be deleted at the end of the study.

Questionnaires are anonymous and are in no way a test of your knowledge. All responses will be stored on a password protected computer and will only be viewed by the research team.

Research output

As soon as we have collected all three data points we’ll do some initial analysis and put this in to a summary report. This summary will be accessible online, and we’ll also share it with Educational Psychology Services.

Participating in the study

Participating in this study is entirely voluntary. You can read further information about the study and choose to participate on the study homepage. Please share this link with family, friends, and colleagues who work within a UK education setting.


About Laura Gray

Laura is an educational psychologist working within South Tyneside Council. She has a background in neuro-developmental research and is an author on a number of publications in this area. Laura is the research lead for the Educational Psychology Service.

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One Comment so far:

  1. Michelle Finemore says:

    I am happy to take part in the survey.

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