Category: Blog

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
Posted in: Blog, News

EEF Blog: Mastery and maths – how the guidance can help

15 January 2018

On Wednesday 10th January approximately 70 teachers and Headteachers attended a briefing at Shireland Collegiate Academy, where Nikki Jones (Shireland Research School Director) and Pete Henderson (EEF Programme Manger) shared the recent EEF guidance report, ‘Improving Mathematics at Key Stages 2 and 3’. […]

Posted on: 15 January 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence, News

Innovation Funding: ‘Live marking’ Project

30 November 2017

Following on from Bishop Challinor Catholic College sharing their success in the first round of Innovation Funding we asked another successful bidder, The Westward Academy to explain their idea of using ‘live marking’. Darren Walkerdine, the Head of Science shares the story… ‘We applied for the IEE grant to evaluate whether using live marking in […]

Posted on: 30 November 2017
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Flipped Learning; A subtle shift in pedagogy that transforms learning for all

10 November 2017

You may have read the EEF Mathsflip Report which has just been published. As Project Manager for MathsFlip, in this post I aim to offer some further insight into our journey of Flipped Learning… A focus on deeper learning At Shireland Collegiate Academy we have used a Flipped methodology since approximately 2011 to extend and […]

Posted on: 10 November 2017
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Let’s stop relying on hunches – it’s time to use evidence in schools

7 November 2017

Last week Tom Bennett wrote an article for the Guardian about using evidence to fix behaviour in schools. Whilst I’m not certain whether or not we do indeed have ‘a national behaviour problem’ as Tom claims, the article raises some really pertinent points in relation to the need for schools to use a collective evidence base. […]

Author: Jen Devaney
Posted on: 7 November 2017
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