Category: Blog

Five E’s: My first experience of working with the Research School Network

9 November 2018

Today was my first experience of working with the wider Research Schools Network and it was a privilege to attend an evidence day led by Megan Dixon and Kerry Pullen helping unpick the evidence behind the EEF guidance report Preparing for Literacy. As a newbie to the world of Research Schools the day was full […]

Author: Louise Clark
Posted on: 9 November 2018
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researchED Ipswich – 17/11/2018

5 November 2018

Check out the inspiring line up of speakers delivering sessions in the first researchED in the East … and if you’ve yet to get your ticket the last couple are available here. Which sessions will you be selecting? Who will you meet? […]

Posted on: 5 November 2018
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What makes great teaching – a visual summary

22 October 2018

It’s fantastic when you open an email that starts like this: Hi Andy, We looked at the Sutton Trust report ‘What Makes Great Teaching’ in our teaching and learning meeting yesterday so I made this one page summary to go with it. Thought I’d share in case it is useful. Emma Opening the attachment then […]

Author: Emma Holness and Andy Samways
Posted on: 22 October 2018
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Layers of the curriculum

1 October 2018

Alex Bedford, Unity Schools Partnership Primary Adviser shares his thoughts, interpretations and links to evidence when it comes to layers of the curriculum. […]

Author: Alex Bedford
Posted on: 1 October 2018
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Delving in to the evidence: KS2/3 maths

29 September 2018

In her first blog, Anna Tapper, Primary Maths Lead at Unity Schools Partnership reflects on her experiences at two insight-full days at the EEF. […]

Author: Anna Tapper
Posted on: 29 September 2018
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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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