Category: Blog

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. Over the course of the year we have regularly referred to a wide variety of freely available sources of evidence. The EEF website is home to a growing library of […]

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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Here’s the numbers: 37 delegates, 35 schools,approximately 17,000 pupils!

20 March 2018

Earlier this month we ran the second day of our three day programme. Maths teachers from across the region attended and feedback was really positive again. So, looking back, how did we get here? […]

Author: Chris Dale and Andy Samways
Posted on: 20 March 2018
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Impact Previews: retrieval practice and sleep

28 February 2018

Not seen the newest edition of Impact yet? Here are two tasters and links to whet your appetite courtesy of the Chartered College of Teaching. Optimising learning using retrieval practice by Megan Sumeracki and Yana Weinstein Retrieval practice, or reconstructing knowledge by bringing it to mind from your memory, has been shown by numerous researchers […]

Author: Andy Samways
Posted on: 28 February 2018
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Impact: The Science of Learning

27 February 2018

This term’s Impact journal from the Chartered College of Teaching will be delivered to every school in the UK this week. The theme of the issue is the science of learning and it includes articles from two of our Research Schools. […]

Posted on: 27 February 2018
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