EEF BLOG: A test of character

EEF BLOG: A test of character

Sir Peter Lampl on why today’s new EEF trials of character education could help improve vital social skills for disadvantaged young people.The debate on school standards too often comes up against a false dichotomy. We can either teach knowledge or skills, we are told. Yet powerful new Harvard research suggests that picking one without the other may be doing a disservice to our pupils. They need what are sometimes derogatively described as soft skills…

EEF comment - PAC report on funding for disadvantaged pupils

EEF comment - PAC report on funding for disadvantaged pupils

Commenting on today’s Public Accounts Committee’s report on funding for disadvantaged pupils, Sir Kevan Collins, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), said today:“We welcome the Public Accounts Committee’s recognition of the role of the Education Endowment Foundation and the importance of evidence…