EEF BLOG: Six big schools’ challenges facing us – and how we’re responding

EEF BLOG: Six big schools’ challenges facing us – and how we’re responding

Stephen Tall opens up the EEF's really difficult box of big issues facing schools - and highlights some of the practical ways we aim to support schools in tackling them.Shortly after 7th May, I did a brief presentation to the School Funders’ Network on post-election 'big issues' which I titled, “Money, Pupils, Recruitment”. This was a brief run-down of three of the key, current concerns for schools: Austerity at the school-gates – an estimated 8% real-terms cut…

Why Arts Education Matters

Why Arts Education Matters

EEF chief executive Kevan Collins on the link between arts education and attainment.‘All schools should be art schools’. This was the call from artist Bob & Roberta Smith when he stood against Michael Gove at this year’s general election in protest against what he termed the…

EEF BLOG: Investing in Literacy

EEF BLOG: Investing in Literacy

Sir Kevan Collins on the Education Endowment Foundation’s new campaign to improve literacy levels in the North East.Much has been made of the transformation of inner-London schools into an education powerhouse; their achievements are certainly one of the success stories of recent times. But as schools…