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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Putting evidence to work in your classroom

9 February 2018

Shaun Allison, Director of Durrington Research School, introduces the EEF’s latest guidance report, Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation. […]

Author: Shaun Allison, Director of Durrington Research School
Posted on: 9 February 2018
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What is the evidence on helping pupils who struggle with maths?

2 November 2017

Many children struggle with maths, and taking early action can be key to helping to improve their mathematics ability. However, as children’s difficulties with maths vary, it is important to identify their individual difficulties and weaknesses, and target any intervention appropriately. Teaching in the intervention should be explicit and systematic. It is also recommended that […]

Posted on: 2 November 2017
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Evidence-based guidance for improving literacy

22 September 2017

One of the challenges when trying to use research evidence to improve teaching practice in schools can be the amount of evidence to wade through, and its inaccessibility. With this in mind, guidance reports from the EEF do some of this heavy lifting for you. And a key part of the role of the Research Schools Network is to turn these guidance reports into training programmes that help schools use them in practice. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 22 September 2017
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Aiming high for quality CPD

22 September 2017

The Research Schools Network aims to put the use of research evidence into the hands of schools and practitioners. One of the three main strands of its work is training, offering CPD that uses the best research evidence to challenged existing practice. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 22 September 2017
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Expanding the Research Schools Network

12 July 2017

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, today confirmed the 11 new Research Schools in Opportunity Areas. The announcement doubles the size of the Research Schools Network. From an original project with eleven schools, we have now grown to 22. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 12 July 2017
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IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants – what you need to know

1 June 2017

If you’re considering submitting a proposal in future funding rounds you might find the following summary of what to include in an application useful. […]

Author: Alicia Shaw
Posted on: 1 June 2017
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What does the research say about sleep?

23 March 2017

Twitter is a great leveller. It gives anyone the opportunity to comment on anything. And so, this week, The Honourable Kirstie Allsopp gave her views on children and sleep. But what does the research say? […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 23 March 2017
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Research for schools

1 March 2017

Steve Higgins discusses how evidence from research can make a valuable contribution to improving educational outcomes for children and young people, but needs engagement from practitioners to increase the chances of successful application. […]

Author: Steve Higgins
Posted on: 1 March 2017
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What does the research say about bias and stereotyping in the classroom?

17 February 2017

A recent study looking at when gender stereotypes develop received a lot of coverage in the press. It’s a reminder that, no matter how impartial or independent we think we are, all of us have biases and prejudices. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 17 February 2017
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