Category: Blog

Friday 5: what we can all take from the new EEF Science Guidance Report

21 September 2018

Today the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, designed to support secondary science teaching. Improving Secondary Science reviews the best available research to offer schools and teachers seven clear and actionable recommendations on how to boost their pupils’ attainment in science. […]

Author: Andy Samways
Posted on: 21 September 2018
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Friday 5: Carl Hendrick’s Five Things I Wish I knew When I started Teaching

13 September 2018

The start of a new term is a valuable time to hold on to an open mind, especially when it comes to reflecting on one’s habits and how these translate in to expectations. […]

Author: Andy Samways
Posted on: 13 September 2018
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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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Recommended (free!) summer reading

11 July 2018

There are ever increasing sources of digestible research and evidence for all of us in schools to benefit get stuck in to and benefit from. […]

Posted on: 11 July 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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Metacognition – a little elaboration

2 May 2018

Last Friday the Education Endowment Foundation published their new Guidance Report on ‘Metacognition and Self-regulated Learning’, which offers seven practical, evidence-based recommendations to support teachers to develop metacognitive skills in their pupils. […]

Author: Andy Samways
Posted on: 2 May 2018
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Reflecting on how it all added up – our KS2/3 Maths Training Programme

2 May 2018

Last week we ran the final day of our KS2/3 Maths Professional Learning Programme. It has brought schools from across Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire together to explore the recommendations of the associated Guidance Report. […]

Author: Chris Dale
Posted on: 2 May 2018
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Making sense of metacognition

27 April 2018

Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School, explores how schools can use the latest guidance report from the EEF to understand not just metacognition and self-regulation, but how pupils best learn. […]

Author: Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School
Posted on: 27 April 2018
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Is context king in school improvement?

24 April 2018

The EEF’s Families of Schools database provides a wealth of information to help schools learn from each other. In this blog post, James Richardson discusses how it can help schools understand and overcome their common challenges. […]

Author: James Richardson
Posted on: 24 April 2018
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