Covid-19 Impact on Schools with Ernest Jenavs

Nov 18, 2020 | Podcast

“We were forced into the biggest, most sudden education experiment we’ve ever experienced.”

Ernest Jenavs is the CEO of Edurio, the research company responsible for the largest comprehensive multi-stakeholder review of the Covid-19 impact on schools in England to date.

He is a co-author of the research which had 45 thousand pupils, parents and staff take part across 277 schools.

In this surprisingly practical episode, Ernest shares his insights from the research in 4 mains themes:

  1. Learning
  2. Wellbeing
  3. Community
  4. Leadership

Ernest shares his concrete findings on:

  • The single most important tool leaders have that makes the biggest impact on staff wellbeing;
  • The key role of parental engagement;
  • The correlation between workload and wellbeing, and the surprising insight that it’s not related to hours worked;
  • Two practical skills that make the biggest difference to pupil wellbeing;
  • And much more!

You can connect with Ernest:

On Twitter

His email is

His Website

You can download a summary of the reports mentioned in the podcast using this link

And find out about how to join their new research on equality, diversity and inclusion via the website.


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