53 per cent of parents have seen child motivation fall during lockdown

A new survey from tutoring service MyTutor has revealed that over half of parents (53%) have seen their children lose motivation over the lockdown period.

Moreover, 43% of parents who responded to the survey also felt that their child's mental health has been negatively impacted by school closures.

What's more, 64% of parents feel that their child has developed new learning gaps since schools have closed, especially in Mathematics.

The reopening of schools in September, therefore will be welcome not only to ensure education gets back on track, but also to rebuild the confidence that pupils may have lost in their own skills and abilities since schools have shut.