• Most EEF trials 'don't tell us anything', say researchers

    Most trials carried out by a major educational research charity “don’t tell us anything” about whether an intervention had an impact on pupil learning, researchers have warned. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) was founded in 2011 under Michael Gove, the former education secretary, with a £125 million grant to fund research into boosting attainment for

    7.00 Feb. 16th, 2019 | News

  • EEF: Weekly maths tutoring boosts progress by three months

    Children receiving weekly maths tutoring make three months’ more progress than those without a tutor, according to new research from the Education Endowment Foundation. The study examined the impact of tutoring on the maths attainment of year 6 pupils identified by their teachers as working below their age-expected levels in the subject. The tutoring was

    0.01 Nov. 2nd, 2018 | News

  • Seven ways to improve science teaching, according to the EEF

    The Education Endowment Foundation has published a new report on ‘improving secondary science’, which gives seven recommendations to try out in the classroom. Sir Kevan Collins, chief executive of the EEF, said he hoped the research will help to boost science teaching, particularly for disadvantaged pupils. “The attainment gap in science may not be as

    0.01 Sep. 21st, 2018 | News

  • EEF: Group pupils within classes rather than setting or streaming

    Grouping pupils by their attainment for specific activities within their usual classes is more likely to boost attainment than setting or streaming, research by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has found. The practice of setting or streaming– where pupils with similar levels of current attainment are grouped together for lessons – is unlikely to boost

    13.47 Sep. 7th, 2018 | News

  • New £9.8m fund to gather world's 'best' teaching practices

    A new £9.8 million fund will deliver a five-year project to gather the best teaching practices from around the world. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and global development charity BHP Billiton Foundation will fund the project which will build “a global evidence network” of strategies to tackle common challenges and boost attainment in schools. It will

    18.19 Jun. 7th, 2018 | News

  • EEF: Calculators do not limit learning in maths

    Using calculators in maths lessons doesn’t erode pupils’ skills and may actually make them better at problem solving, according to new research from the Education Endowment Foundation. The report on ‘Improving mathematics in key stages 2 and 3’ found that calculators do not hinder the development of pupils’ arithmetic abilities, and has a positive impact

    0.01 Mar. 23rd, 2018 | News

  • EEF predicts 'little or no headway' in closing attainment gap by 2021

    Schools are expected to make “little or no headway” in closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their better-off classmates over the next few years, the Education Endowment Fund has warned. Based on last year’s key stage 2 results, the charity predicts that the gap between the Attainment 8 scores of the poorest pupils

    0.01 Jan. 24th, 2018 | News

  • EEF seeks schools for 'rapid-marking' and handwriting trials

    The Education Endowment Foundation is looking for around 500 schools throughout England to take part in four new trials involving teachers “rapid-marking” in maths, and using handwriting techniques that help disabled patients improve their coordination after accidents. The programmes, launched today, have spaces available for 60,000 pupils at 515 primary and secondary schools. The Realistic

    0.01 Dec. 8th, 2017 | News

  • EEF: Teacher research engagement strategies are ineffective

    Teachers need “structured and intensive support” to engage with new research if outcomes are to improve, according to new findings from the Education Endowment Foundation. Three randomised controlled trials, funded and published by the EEF, found that passive methods currently used to educate teachers about research are not leading to changes in classroom practice or

    0.02 Dec. 1st, 2017 | News

  • EEF launches new music, drama and journalism trials

    Thousands of children across the England will take part in new trials to assess whether skills like music, drama and journalism can boost their achievements at primary school. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) announced five trials to test the impact of different “cultural learning strategies” as part of

    0.01 Oct. 17th, 2017 | News

  • Research schools: What are they and why do they exist?

    There are now 22 research schools across the UK, and 11 are in government-identified social-mobility “cold spots”. Samantha King takes a look at why they were created, how they function and how your school can get involved What are research schools? The Research Schools Network is a partnership between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and

    5.00 Sep. 26th, 2017 | Feature