Category: Blog

The road to poor teaching practice is paved with good intentions.

17 July 2018

“Be careful. People like to be told what they already know. Remember that. They get uncomfortable when you tell them new things. New things… well, new things aren’t what they expect… In short, what people think they want is news, but what they really crave is olds… Not news but olds, telling people that what […]

Posted on: 17 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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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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ABRA- Guest blog by Janet Vousden, Coventry University

12 March 2018

Decades of literacy research have shown us the core skills required to become a good reader: children need firstly to be able to decode the print on the page, but then also move on to a more fluent stage including reading with proper expression, and of course they need to understand the meaning of what […]

Posted on: 12 March 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

From the shallows, depth

12 March 2018

In this blog post. Jude Hunton, Deputy Head at Ashlawn School in Rugby, describes the basis of his Vocabulary Intervention which he aims to further explore the impact of through disciplined inquiry. […]

Author: Jude Hunton
Posted on: 12 March 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

EEF Blog: A lasting impact – 6 lessons from the evaluation of ABRA

9 March 2018

The EEF’s Thomas Martell and Prof. Jonathan Sharples on six lessons to draw from the updated independent evaluation of our trial of ABRA […]

Posted on: 9 March 2018
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Later start to the school day?

2 March 2018

Given that March is national bed month we thought we look at the issue of sleep! We often hear that teenagers need more sleep (usually directly from the teenagers themselves!) but what does the research say?   In adolescence, biological rhythms change in such a way that makes it difficult for teenagers to go to […]

Posted on: 2 March 2018
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Shireland Collegiate Academy win Edtech50 award

1 March 2018

The Education Foundation & Edtech UK in partnership with Jisc are working together to support and develop the British education technology Edtech sector. Hundreds of teacher entrepreneurs, schools, businesses and startups are making innovations in this sector every day. To help shine a light on those that are doing great things, the EDTECH 50 was […]

Posted on: 1 March 2018
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