Policy Webinar: The role of the home learning environment in education recovery with MP Damian Hinds

30 Jun 2021
Home Learning Environment Policy Webinar

Join us on Monday 12 July from 14:00 - 15:00 for our Home Learning Environment Policy Webinar with MP Damian Hinds

The National Literacy Trust invites you to this important policy webinar on the role the home learning environment can play in education recovery as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With increasing research highlighting the impact of COVID-19 and the national lockdowns on early speech and language development, the National Literacy Trust and partners are highlighting the vital role the home learning environment can play in education recovery.

For this policy webinar, the National Literacy Trust will be joined by MP Damian Hinds, former Secretary of State for Education, who championed a focus on the home learning environment as a key driver of social mobility.

Damian’s belief in the importance of investment in the early years has led to the development of the Department for Education’s Hungry Little Minds campaign. Throughout this webinar, we will also hear from organisations who have used the Hungry Little Minds campaign to deliver support to families, carers and early years settings who were most impacted by lockdowns throughout the pandemic.

Dr Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez, Senior Lecturer in Psychology from Oxford Brookes University, will present the latest findings from the Brookes BabyLab research, showing the effects of social distancing policies on children’s language development, sleep and executive functions.

The Education Endowment Fund will then go on to look at the research into the impact of COVID-19 on School Starters (speaker to be announced).

Other speakers include:

  • Jonathan Douglas, Chief Executive of the National Literacy Trust
  • Judith Parke, Head of the Home Learning Environment at the National Literacy Trust
  • The Institute of Wellbeing, a Hungry Little Minds local partner organisation

Please register for this webinar using the form below.

If you have any further questions please contact Judith Parke, Head of the Home Learning Environment: Judith.Parke@literacytrust.org.uk