Tom Alegounarias on the lasting effects of COVID in Western Sydney schools

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When the COVID pandemic stopped the world in its tracks in March of 2020, many people knew that there would be lasting effects for years to come. 

With those effects well in play today, we know due to a recent independent review panel, that those most affected by the pandemic were the students of Western Sydney with months of ongoing school closures and loss of face-to-face learning. 

Former chair of NSW Education Standards Authority Tom Alegounarias has said that most school systems were not equipped to deal with the kind of remediations that certain disadvantaged schools will need post pandemic. 

“We cannot afford to ignore that the educational impacts will reverberate for years,” Alegounarias said.

“We normally consider equity assistance to be a marginal add-on. There is no OECD system set up to make up for this sort of impact.”

“We need to adjust as recommended by the report.”

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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