How to achieve evidence-informed practice? Trust more (Schools Week)

How to achieve evidence-informed practice? Trust more (Schools Week)

The following article appeared in Schools Week.Evidence-informed practice (EIP) in education is now seen as central to school improvement. At the same time, the meaningful and sustained use of evidence by teachers remains difficult to achieve.Teacher engagement in research and with evidence is vital and, if done in the right way, can help teachers to improve their practice and, therefore, the outcomes for their pupils.The difficulties of teachers actually engaging in EIP centres…

EEF in the news: Pupil Premium Summit

EEF in the news: Pupil Premium Summit

Our joint Pupil Premium summit with the Sutton Trust received much media attention. To find out more about the summit vist the official event website: http://pupilpremiumsummit.com/ See below for a selection of coverage:Poor white families feel ‘abandoned’, says Wilshaw (BBC)Sir Michael Wilshaw:…

EEF in the news: New EEF reports published (June)

EEF in the news: New EEF reports published (June)

Today we have released the findings from ten of our projects.See below for coverage; Playing computer games in maths lessons 'can help boost pupils' numeracy skills' (Mirror)Physical activity in lessons makes 'no difference' to attainment (TES)Science lessons trial ‘improves year five scores by three…

EEF in the news: Kevan Collins in the TES

EEF in the news: Kevan Collins in the TES

Kevan Collins, chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, writes in response to an article by Dylan Wiliam on research-led teaching.Dylan Wiliam raised some important points in his article on research-led teaching (TES magazine, 10 April). Of course, he’s right that proponents of evidence in education…

EEF in the news - New Early Years Toolkit launched

EEF in the news - New Early Years Toolkit launched

The EEF has today launched a new Early Years Toolkit. The new resource generated media interest and was featured in the TES, ITV News and Press Association, amongst other outlets. See below for coverage Parents can boost children early years progress by almost half a year (ITV News) …

EEF in the news: Teaching Assistants

EEF in the news: Teaching Assistants

On Friday 27 February the EEF published a Guidance Report for teachers and school leaders entitled Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants.The reports attracted media attention and were featured in the TES, the Yorkshire Post and The Conversation, amongst other media outlets.See below for coverage:…

EEF in the news: New EEF reports published (February)

EEF in the news: New EEF reports published (February)

Today we have released the findings from nine of our projects.See below for coverage; Primary phonics helps struggling secondary students, research shows (TES)Web scheme 'boosts reading skills' (Press Association)Low-cost programme 'boosts reading' for year 7 pupils (Northern Echo)How school teachers could become the foot…