Latest training and CPD

15 December 2016

For details of the latest training and CPD for your local Research Schools Network, please follow the links on this page […]

Posted on: 15 December 2016
Posted in: Training/CPD

Call for Applications for Grants for Innovation Evaluation

22 November 2016

We are now accepting applications for grants for innovation evaluation projects from schools that are involved with the Research Schools Network. […]

Posted on: 22 November 2016
Posted in: News

Apply to become a Research School

11 November 2016

Applications now open for the next wave of Research Schools. Apply by 12th December 2016 […]

Posted on: 11 November 2016
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An evaluation of TEEP

4 November 2016

An evaluation of the TEEP programme was conducted by The Institute for Effective Education using a randomised controlled trial with over 10,000 students in 45 low-performing secondary schools across England. […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
Posted in: Evidence

Breakfast clubs boost reading and maths results for primary school pupils

4 November 2016

A randomised controlled trial involving 106 primary schools in England with higher than average numbers of disadvantaged pupils looked at the impact of running breakfast clubs in the schools. Over the course of an academic year parents of around 8,600 pupils were encouraged to send their child to free breakfast clubs before registration. The provision […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
Posted in: Evidence

No clear impact for Project Based Learning

4 November 2016

A team from Durham University have evaluated a trial of a Project Based Learning (PBL) intervention called ‘Learning through REAL Projects’, developed by the Innovation Unit – an independent social enterprise which aims to improve public sector services. The programme involves teachers from different subjects designing and planning projects which enable pupils to produce a […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
Posted in: Evidence

Positive progress for maths, but not reading, for a thinking skills intervention

4 November 2016

An evaluation examined the impact of the ReflectED programme on the maths and reading attainment of Year 5 pupils, and also their attitudes towards reading and maths. […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
Posted in: Evidence

Coaching programme for possible NEETS needs more work

4 November 2016

Evaluators at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Essex have evaluated a pilot trial of ThinkForward to find out if this particular method of coaching could be tested at a larger scale. ThinkForward is a coaching programme that is designed to support secondary school pupils who have been identified as being at high risk […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
Posted in: Evidence

Is the pen mightier than the computer?

4 November 2016

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a report assessing the impact of Abracadabra (ABRA), a 20-week online literacy programme, on literacy outcomes for Year 1 pupils. ABRA is composed of phonic fluency and comprehension activities based around a series of age-appropriate texts and is designed to be delivered by a teaching assistant (TA) to […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
Posted in: Evidence

New research schools will become regional hubs for education research

6 October 2016

Five schools across England will become focal-points of education research in their region after winning part of £2.5m of funding from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Institute for Effective Education (IEE). The new Research Schools will build networks between large numbers of schools in their region and support them to make better use […]

Posted on: 6 October 2016
Posted in: News