Free Twilight Event: An Introduction to the EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit – 6th December

13 September 2018

When: Thursday 6th December 4pm – 5pm

Where: Wyndham Primary Academy

Join us for an introduction to EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit and Early Years Toolkit – learn how it can be used by practitioners and school leaders to be increasingly evidence informed in their decisions.

The session will involve an introduction to the ‘why’ about being evidence informed as a profession and how the EEF toolkit is constructed. It offers practical tips and suggestions about engaging staff with the evidence and reflecting on current practice. We will also navigate the many tools and resources on the EEF website to ensure schools can make best use of all the free resources available.

It will offer time and space to reflect and in turn network with other practitioners from across our region. Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided.

FREE Copies of EEF Guidance Report will be available for delegates to take.

 

How to book your place?

Please click here to reserve your free place at this twilight event.

 

WHAT IS THE TOOLKIT?

The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an independent resource which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

The Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research. It currently covers 21 topics, each summarised in terms of their potential impact on attainment, the strength of the evidence supporting them, their cost, and their applicability.

Just as doctors would not be expected to prescribe treatments without access to medical research, we believe that teachers should be supported with information about what has worked – and, just as important, what has not – in England and around the world. We hope that the Toolkit will help schools to identify which approaches are the ‘best bets’ for increasing the attainment of disadvantaged students and which approaches offer less promising chances of success.

WHY IS RESEARCH USEFUL?

Research can help you identify which ways of spending time and money are likely to lead to the biggest possible increases in pupils’ learning. School budgets are finite, and not every way of spending budget will lead to the same increase in pupil attainment; getting maximum “educational bang” for your buck is important, but not straightforward.

In fact, even establishing a clear link between increasing educational expenditure and pupils’ learning is harder than you might think. It may seem obvious that more money will lead better or higher quality educational experience, but extensive research shows that there is no clear relationship between increased expenditure and increased outcomes. Given that it is difficult to turn increased spending into improved outcomes, the decisions you make about how you spend your money are very important. Educational research can help you make those decisions.

One particular spending decision which research can inform is how to spend the pupil premium. Introduced in 2010 the aim of the pupil premium is to raise achievement among disadvantaged children.1 It provides additional funding to schools for disadvantaged pupils to ensure they benefit from the same educational opportunities as pupils from wealthier families. In 2012-13 the pupil premium is worth £600 per child, and by 2014-15 this is expected to rise to approximately £1,200 per child. The research summarised in the Toolkit suggests that different ways of using the premium are likely to have very different impacts on attainment. If the pupil premium is to succeed in achieving its ambitious goals, the choices that schools make in allocating the money are of vital importance.

Posted on 13 September 2018
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