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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...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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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...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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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...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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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...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
Feature

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...

Samantha Lauren King
Samantha Lauren King
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Literacy strongest predictor of science grades

A new report on socioeconomic status (SES) and science learning has found literacy is “the strongest and most consistent...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson