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
Posted in: Blog

New guidance on preparing for literacy

15 June 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, Preparing for Literacy, which reviews the best available research to offer early years professionals practical “do’s and don’ts” to make sure all children start school with the foundations they need to read and write well. […]

Posted on: 15 June 2018
Posted in: Evidence

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
Posted in: Blog

Family literacy sessions could boost learning, but supporting parents to attend is hard

4 May 2018

The EEF has published findings from a new evaluation report of ‘Family Skills’, aiming to improve literacy and language of children learning English as an Additional Language […]

Posted on: 4 May 2018
Posted in: Evidence

New guidance on how to develop pupils’ metacognitive skills

27 April 2018

The EEF has published its latest guidance report, designed to support teachers in changing their classroom practice to improve their pupils’ metacognitive skills. […]

Posted on: 27 April 2018
Posted in: Evidence

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
Posted in: 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
Posted in: Blog

Tools for evidence based practice: EEF’s promising projects pages

23 February 2018

The Promising Projects section on EEF’s website is a collection of EEF evaluation reports that have demonstrated a positive impact on pupil attainment in English schools. […]

Posted on: 23 February 2018
Posted in: Evidence

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
Posted in: Blog

Research Schools to gather for national meeting

2 February 2018

Representatives from the 23 Research Schools, including the newly-appointed Ipswich Research School, will come together next week at a national Research Schools meeting. […]

Posted on: 2 February 2018
Posted in: News