Free Metacognition Twilight

To sign up to our free Metacognition twilight on Wednesday 18th July, 4:30pm-6:00pm, please email your name, title, school/organisation to   […]

Posted on 19 June 2018
Posted in: Events, Training and CPD

Improving communication, language and literacy in the early years

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. […]

Posted on 15 June 2018
Posted in: Blog

New guidance on preparing for literacy

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, Preparing for Literacy, which reviews the best available research to offer early years professionals practical “do’s and don’ts” to make sure all children start school with the foundations they need to read and write well. […]

Posted on 15 June 2018
Posted in: Evidence

Has a solution to retention been found?

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. […]

Posted on 8 June 2018
Posted in: Blog

Is it really easy peasy to improve child development?

A brand new randomised controlled trial suggests that it is! ‘EasyPeasy’ is a parenting app that provides a digital programme that encourages positive parent-child interaction through play in the home. This research was carried out by University of Oxford’s Department of Education and on the 16th May the findings were published by the Sutton Trust. […]

Posted on 7 June 2018
Posted in: Blog

Conference: Making Evidence Work in Schools

Dr Jonathan Sharples, Senior Researcher at the EEF, will deliver his keynote with a focus on the effective use of evidence in school contexts, while John Tomsett will close the day by speaking about leading an evidence informed school. […]

Posted on 6 June 2018
Posted in: Blog