Category: Blog

EEF Blog: Grouping pupils by attainment – what does the evidence say?

7 September 2018

Danielle Mason, Head of Research at the Education Endowment Foundation, unpacks the evidence on grouping pupils by attainment. […]

Author: Danielle Mason, Head of Research, EEF
Posted on: 7 September 2018
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EVIDENCE CHAMPION: PEER CRITIQUE by Jennie White, Allenton Community Primary School

18 June 2018

Jennie White is an Assistant Head teacher at Allenton Community Primary school. She is an experienced teacher of 20 years and is an SLE for behaviour and assessment. Jennie is a co-author of Evidence based teaching in the Primary Classroom and wrote the chapter on Peer Critique. Here Jennie shares her thoughts on why Peer […]

Posted on: 18 June 2018
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Improving communication, language and literacy in the early years

15 June 2018

Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School, introduces the EEF’s Preparing for Literacy guidance report and explains how this evidence is brought to life at Highfield Nursery School and Children’s Centre. […]

Author: Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School
Posted on: 15 June 2018
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Has a solution to retention been found?

8 June 2018

Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School, discusses the problem of retaining early career teachers in light of the EEF evaluation of RETAIN: a one-year professional development programme for early career teachers teaching in Key Stage 1. […]

Author: Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School
Posted on: 8 June 2018
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EEF Blog: A lasting impact – 6 lessons from the evaluation of ABRA

6 June 2018

This blog originally featured on the EEF Website on the 9th March 2018. The EEF’s Thomas Martell and Prof. Jonathan Sharples on six lessons to draw from the updated independent evaluation of our trial of ABRA… This week, we’ve published an addendum report (starts at p.105) to the independent evaluation of the ABRA project, originally published in November […]

Posted on: 6 June 2018
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Free For All? A Report on the Impact of the Free School Agenda

4 June 2018

DISADVANTAGED PUPILS LESS LIKELY TO GO TO FREE SCHOOLS, BUT THOSE WHO DO PERFORM SLIGHTLY BETTER   Free schools are failing to fulfil the programme’s original purpose of offering innovative and parent-led approaches to the curriculum, according to new research published by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and the Sutton Trust. The free […]

Posted on: 4 June 2018
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Funding Applications Open: IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants

4 June 2018

Innovation Evaluation Grants The IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants are available to schools that are working closely with the Research Schools Network. They are awarded by the IEE to provide funding for pilot evaluations of innovations of teaching and learning approaches that support the Research Schools Network’s goal to improve the attainment of pupils by increasing […]

Posted on: 4 June 2018
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Now Recruiting: Realistic Maths Education (RME) Key Stage 3 trial

19 May 2018

Calling all secondary comprehensive schools! Make a real difference to maths education by participating in the Education Endowment Foundation funded KS3 trial of Realistic Mathematics Education (RME), an approach where familiar contexts help underpin abstract models, problem solving, and foster students as mathematicians. […]

Posted on: 19 May 2018
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Guest Blog: Close to Practice Inquiry

19 May 2018

In this blog post Dr Val Poultney, Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby, shares with us her view on evidence-based teaching in schools and what benefits it can have for ongoing and sustainable school improvement. […]

Author: Dr Val Poultney
Posted on: 19 May 2018
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EEF Blog: ​The hard lessons of parental engagement

15 May 2018

James Turner, the EEF’s deputy chief executive, takes a look at parental engagement in their children’s education in the light of (1) our publication of the evaluation report of ‘Family Skills’ – along with (2) the announcement by the Department for Education that the EEF will run a new £5 million Home Learning Environment Fund…   Amongst the batch […]

Posted on: 15 May 2018
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