• 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

  • 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 predictor of pupils’ scientific attainment”. Reading and writing skills are particularly important for helping pupils to understand scientific vocabulary and prepare their own scientific reports, according to the research from the University of Oxford. The Education

    0.01 Sep. 22nd, 2017 | News