New guidance on preparing for literacy

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, Preparing for Literacy, which reviews the best available research to offer early years professionals practical “do’s and don’ts” to make sure all children start school with the foundations they need to read and write well. […]

Posted on 15 June 2018
Posted in: Evidence

Has a solution to retention been found?

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. […]

Posted on 8 June 2018
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Booking now open: Implementation workshop

Join us for a free half day workshop with Professor Jonathan Sharples the author of the EEF guidance report 'Putting Evidence to Work: A School's Guide to Implementation'. […]

Posted on 3 May 2018
Posted in: Blog, Events, Evidence, Training/CPD

Revision Cards – Process Not Product

As we enter the exam period, teachers are busy employing their most persuasive techniques for convincing pupils to get revising outside of lessons! However, there’s little guarantee that many of the weaker students we are most desperate to help achieve will have the metacognitive ability required to ‘hover above’ themselves as learners and ask: […]

Posted on 2 May 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

Making sense of metacognition

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. […]

Posted on 27 April 2018
Posted in: Blog

Is context king in school improvement?

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. […]

Posted on 24 April 2018
Posted in: Blog