Ofsted: Children hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic are regressing in basic skills and learning

Ofsted has published its second report in a series looking at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across the sectors it inspects and regulates, from early years and children's social care, through to post 16 education.

The report finds that some children, of all ages and backgrounds, have lost some basic skills and learning as a result of school closures and restrictions on movement.

Ofsted carried out more than 900 visits to education and social care providers during September and October.