Covid

Covid: Year 1 pupils furthest behind in reading, study finds

Youngest pupils have been worst-affected by partial school closures, and show less signs of recovery

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Academics want reform of ‘narrow’ phonics focus

Study claims teaching reading in England has been 'less successful' under new approach

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

New Covid study finds no reading loss, but confirms maths drop

Interim findings from another study into Covid lost learning have been published today. This one, funded by the Education...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
News

DfE eyes wider rollout of ‘glasses in classes’ and wellbeing schemes after opportunity areas success

Ministers have said they are considering rolling out schemes trialled in their 12 “opportunity areas” more widely, including a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Phonics check 2018 pass mark announced

The pass mark for the phonics screening check will remain at 32 this year, the Department for Education has...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Disadvantaged pupils’ maths attainment sees England fall behind

England needs to double the number of disadvantaged pupils who achieve the top GCSE grades in maths to catch...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

PIRLS 2016: Well-stocked libraries don’t improve reading scores

A well-stocked school library has little impact on English pupils’ reading skills, according to an international literacy study. Year...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Pupils who record own learning make four months’ progress in maths – and two other EEF trials

A programme that develops pupils’ ability to reflect on their own learning has returned promising results for attainment in...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg