EEF BLOG: Why does the EEF commission literature reviews?

EEF BLOG: Why does the EEF commission literature reviews?

The EEF has announced it's commissioning three new literature reviews in recent weeks. Stephen Tall explains what it is we hope to learn - and what it may signal for potential new funding rounds...What are the most promising types of careers education, which also improve pupils’ success at school and beyond? Which approaches and programmes have been shown to be most effective in improving outcomes for 16-18 year olds who have failed to achieve the…

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…

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…

​BLOG: Peer tutoring – interpreting new evidence

​BLOG: Peer tutoring – interpreting new evidence

Robbie Coleman and Peter Henderson discuss the latest batch of EEF evaluation reports:Today the EEF published eight new evaluation reports. Among the group were trials of Philosophy for Children , a thinking skills programme that improved outcomes for Year 5, and the Graduate Coaching Programme, one…

BLOG: Mind the Gap

BLOG: Mind the Gap

Summit Rapporteur Matt Rodda reports from today’s Sutton Trust/EEF pupil premium summit.Delegates attending the Sutton Trust and the EEF’s Pupil Premium Summit today who came by tube will have heard the familiar phrase “mind the gap” which is so often announced at underground stations…