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Bradford: A City of Research

The Centre for Applied Education Research (CAER) was created via the Bradford Opportunity Area and is committed to using research to empower schools to provide the best possible education and start in life for their pupils.

CAER is a partnership between the Bradford Institute of Health Research, the Universities of Leeds and Bradford, Leeds Trinity University, the Department for Education, the Local Authority, the Bradford Research School and the Educational Endowment Foundation. CAER is also at the heart of two exciting projects: the healthy learning strand of ActEarly and the healthy schools strand of ARC.

To find out more about the steering group driving CAER’s innovative research, click here.

Since March we have been working closely with schools to capture the impact of Covid-19, and to help support them as they respond to the changes and challenges created by the pandemic. Recently we ran a survey for schools on the impact of Covid-19 on learning and wellbeing, with a particular focus on disadvantaged children, including vulnerable children and children with special educational needs and disability (SEND). You can read the results of this survey here.

As part of our response to the survey, we have been running a series of webinars for school leaders which bring together experts in paediatrics, epidemiology, public health, and mental wellbeing. You can watch the recordings of these webinars here.

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