Category: Blog

EEF Blog: Grouping pupils by attainment – what does the evidence say?

7 September 2018

Danielle Mason, Head of Research at the Education Endowment Foundation, unpacks the evidence on grouping pupils by attainment. […]

Author: Danielle Mason, Head of Research, EEF
Posted on: 7 September 2018
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Q & A with Helen Bellinger

16 July 2018

As the school year draws to a close, we thought we would ask our Director some questions to sum up how she felt the first year has been. […]

Posted on: 16 July 2018
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I can’t…can I?

16 July 2018

Katie Reddy, Business Support Officer for Doncaster Research School (and Partners in Learning) gives an account of what it’s like to be in a role recently described as “the glue that holds it all together”. […]

Author: Katie Reddy, Business Support Officer, Doncaster Research School & Partners in Learning
Posted on: 16 July 2018
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“We must get away from seeing maths as a ‘Marmite’ subject”

2 July 2018

The fifth recommendation from the EEFs Maths Guidance report looks at independence and motivation in maths. […]

Author: Vicci Williamson, Director of Research & Development at Hungerhill School
Posted on: 2 July 2018
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Improving communication, language and literacy in the early years

15 June 2018

Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School, introduces the EEF’s Preparing for Literacy guidance report and explains how this evidence is brought to life at Highfield Nursery School and Children’s Centre. […]

Author: Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School
Posted on: 15 June 2018
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Doncaster meets Downing Street: A very political adventure in the big city

14 June 2018

Take three young(ish) professionals, suited and booted, tearing through London’s King Cross Station with map in hand and that giddy look of nervous excitement plastered all over their faces and what have you got? […]

Author: By: Claire Dutton, Richmond Hill Primary Academy With: Jack Wardle, Woodfield Primary School and Lucie Pond, Hungerhill School
Posted on: 14 June 2018
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Has a solution to retention been found?

8 June 2018

Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School, discusses the problem of retaining early career teachers in light of the EEF evaluation of RETAIN: a one-year professional development programme for early career teachers teaching in Key Stage 1. […]

Author: Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School
Posted on: 8 June 2018
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Providing young people with mathematical knowledge, not just procedures

23 May 2018

Vicci Williamson shares her thoughts on enabling pupils to develop a rich network of mathematical knowledge. […]

Author: Vicci Williamson, Director of Research & Development at Hungerhill School
Posted on: 23 May 2018
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Making sense of metacognition

27 April 2018

Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School, explores how schools can use the latest guidance report from the EEF to understand not just metacognition and self-regulation, but how pupils best learn. […]

Author: Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School
Posted on: 27 April 2018
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Is Stress Contagious?

25 April 2018

Exam season is nearly upon us. In 2016-2017, Childline, delivered over 1000 counselling sessions to students worried about their exam results. […]

Author: Helen Tredgett, Associate Assistant Headteacher, Hungerhill School
Posted on: 25 April 2018
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