Do exams have an impact on pupil wellbeing?

This event, hosted by UK think tank the Education Policy Institute, will explore testing, exams and pupil wellbeing.

The recent announcement that pupils will sit exams for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic this year will have reignited the debate over the impact of exams on the wellbeing of children and young people. There is a need to properly assess the existing evidence concerning accountability and wellbeing and understand whether there is a definitive link.  

The webinar will feature a presentation from Professor Jerrim on his recent research assessing the evidence on whether a link between exams and pupil wellbeing exists. The webinar will bring together policymakers, school leaders and researchers in a panel discussion to discuss the evidence concerning exams and wellbeing, alongside covering the key learnings from the pandemic and the next steps in this area. 

We are delighted to confirm that Natalie Perera, Chief Executive, EPI; Professor John Jerrim, Professor of Education and Social Statistics, UCL; Andy Bell, Deputy CEO, Centre for Mental Health and Brenda McHugh; Consultant Systematic Psychotherapist, Teacher and Co-Head of Anna Freud Service for Schools are all confirmed to speak, alongside invited speakers from the Department for Education, an award-winning school leader and a Youth Representative.

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