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Research School Network: Bringing the Guidance Reports to Life: Tools to Support Discussion Free tools from the EEF to support discussion around the guidance reports


Bringing the Guidance Reports to Life: Tools to Support Discussion

Free tools from the EEF to support discussion around the guidance reports

There are 15 EEF guidance reports. They provide clear and actionable recommendations for teachers on a range of high-priority issues, based on the best available evidence.’ The EEF continue to develop tools to support the implementation of these guidance reports too.

The Implementation guidance report, for example, has a poster, an online course and 10 additional resources. Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants tops that with 11 additional supporting resources.

We have gathered together a selection of these additional resources by category, to give you a flavour of these additional useful tools.

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Audit tools

These guides can be used as part of an initial audit process to establish current practice (i.e. point of departure), as well as to monitor progress towards the development of more effective practice (i.e. direction of travel).’ They are by no means the correct’ ways to do things, and shouldn’t be treated as such, but they are certainly useful tools to support discussion of whole-school and departmental priorities.

Improving Literacy in Key Stage 1: A self-assessment guide

Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools: RAG Self-Assessment

Metacognition and Self-regulated Learning: School Audit Tool

Improving Social and Emotional Learning in Primary Schools An audit and discussion tool for SEL in your school

Improving Mathematics in Key Stages Two and Three: A self-assessment guide

Improving Secondary Science: Audit Tool

Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants: A self-assessment guide

Metacog Audit

Discussion questions
These questions can be helpful in allowing for discussion and debate.

Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools: 5 key questions for school leaders to reflect on

Improving Literacy in Key Stage 1: Acting on the evidence: Discussion Questions

Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation: Master Checklist

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Case studies
Real examples from schools across the country.

Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation: Examples of Implementation Plans

Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools: Case study: Billesley Primary School, Birmingham

Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools: Case study: Churchill Free Special School, Suffolk

An EEF School Case Study: Minimising Misconceptions in Mathematics: Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust, Blackpool

An EEF School Case Study: Minimising Misconceptions in Mathematics: Montgomery Academy, Blackpool

An EEF School Case Study: Addressing Assessment in Mathematics: Hayfield Lane Primary School, Doncaster

An EEF School Case Study: Addressing Assessment in Mathematics: Northstead Community Primary School, Scarborough

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Vignettes
These snapshots of practice are a great way of prompting discussion too.

Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools: Literacy Vignettes

Integrating Evidence into Mathematics Teaching: Assessment vignettes

Integrating Evidence into Mathematics Teaching: Misconceptions vignettes

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We’re just scratching the surface here and these are not the only tools available. Some are quite unique to the guidance report e.g. the Expected, Supported, Rewarded’ template for the Implementation guidance report. Some guidance reports have much more tools than others. Keep your eyes out for the next updates to the tools.

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