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A Leicestershire based multi-academy trust has begun a new initiative to provide laptops to students with limited access to technology

National reports suggest that the Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionally affected those students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds.


The Lionheart Academies Trust, a family of Leicestershire schools, holds a long-standing commitment to ensuring that every student within its 11 schools has an equal access to an equal education, regardless of socioeconomic background.


Where most students have had to adapt to a new digital norm taking their learning online, new government data has highlighted a growing achievement gap across the student population. This data shows stark disparities between the levels of engagement of students from poorer households when compared to wealthier households.


Lockdown has provided an opportunity for the Lionheart Academies Trust to collect its own data when analysing student engagement. Similarly, staff found that those who do not have access to technology are less engaged than those who do.

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