Category: Evidence

Evidence: The Big Picture ‘SEND’

16 March 2018

The EEF has published their latest ‘Big Picture’ theme, focusing on SEND – supporting pupils with a learning difficulty or disability which requires special educational provision. […]

Posted on: 16 March 2018
Posted in: Evidence

Workload – being brave and finding a balance

24 February 2018

The concerns about teacher workload and its implication for staff recruitment and retention have been the focus of a number of news stories recently. Here is one school’s journey with exploring the workload balance agenda and how they delved into the evidence and refined their own practices and approaches. […]

Author: Alison Richardson and Jacqui Trowsdale, Allenton Primary School
Posted on: 24 February 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

Tackling Tables with Tackling Tables

24 February 2018

In this blog, Martin Stephens shares with us his journey in exploring a new approach to teaching times tables, taking us through his own journey of implementing the evidence in his own school and how it’s moved his practice forward. […]

Author: Martin Stephens, Fairfield Primary Academy
Posted on: 24 February 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence
Tagged as: , , ,

Guest Blog: Teaching – a Mary Celeste profession?

24 February 2018

In this guest blog, Sarah Charles, and Alison Hardman explore the demands teaching staff face and the reasons why the profession is failing to recruit. […]

Author: Sarah Charles and Alison Hardman
Posted on: 24 February 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

Guest Blog: Maths mastery: a blessing or a curse?

24 February 2018

Dave Benson, Mathematics Education Coordinator and Senior Lecturer at Derby University, writes this month’s guest blog, asking if Maths Mastery has been a blessing or a curse. […]

Posted on: 24 February 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

Closing the Attainment Gap

24 February 2018

The EEF has published a report – The Attainment Gap – which assesses the attainment gap between all groups of children, including our disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils. The report looks through the lens, first, of children and young people; and secondly, of schools, as well as early years and post-16 settings. It highlights what they believe to be the key issues, and how their analysis of them informs our practical work with teachers and senior leaders. […]

Posted on: 24 February 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence, News

Facing the Multiplication Tables Check

24 February 2018

In the last couple of weeks STA released its plans for the multiplication tables check for all children in year 4. It would seem that the process will take on a similar format as the Phonics Screening Check. Its purpose is set out as follows: ‘From June 2020, all pupils at the end of year 4 […]

Posted on: 24 February 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

Guest Blog: Learning by ‘doing’: Can CPD be balanced with day to day working?

23 January 2018

Jo Flanagan and Bibiana Wigley are both specialist Speech and Language therapists. With many years of experience working with children with speech, language and communication needs in the NHS in England, they formed Clarity (TEC) Ltd in 2013 to meet the growing numbers of children who are late talking and find it difficult to learn. In their […]

Posted on: 23 January 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

Dylan Wiliam on Growth Mindset, Cognitive Load and the Role of Research in your Classroom

12 November 2017

“I have often said, what is interesting is not what works in education, but under what circumstances does it work,” says Dylan Wiliam, emeritus professor of educational assessment at UCL Institute of Education. […]

Posted on: 12 November 2017
Posted in: Blog, Evidence
Tagged as: , , ,

New guidance to improve maths teaching for 7–14 year olds

3 November 2017

A new guidance report, published by the Education Endowment Foundation offers eight practical and evidence-based recommendations on maths teaching that schools can use to make a significant difference to pupils’ learning. […]

Posted on: 3 November 2017
Posted in: Evidence