Category: Blog

Reducing Teacher Workload

9 November 2018

Staff wellbeing vs Pupil progress. Data entry vs Work/life balance. Sometimes these concepts can seem like the Montagues and Capulets, warring factions with no resolution in sight. The workload burden forces many to leave the teaching profession, or not consider joining in the first place, but it is heartening to see it becoming a key […]

Posted on: 9 November 2018
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Supporting disadvantaged pupils, are Summer Schools the answer?

5 October 2018

As winter approaches, some of you may already be looking ahead excitedly to next summer and contemplating whether to run a Summer School. This is a hotly debated topic, fuelled by the fact that the EEF says Summer Schools have a relatively low impact on pupils’ academic outcomes despite being rather costly. This has led […]

Posted on: 5 October 2018
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What is disciplinary literacy and why we need it… and why you should come on our course!

5 October 2018

I am an English teacher. I also teach some Drama lessons. There’s an important distinction there, one I am sure many multi-subject colleagues recognise. It means that (generally) I feel my English lessons are more successful than my Drama ones because I can draw upon more knowledge, make more links and give pupils different ways into the learning. My expertise […]

Posted on: 5 October 2018
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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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Research-led Sheffield: Conference Review

18 July 2018

The ‘Making Evidence Work in Schools’ conference on June 15th featured presentations from colleagues from across Sheffield schools and universities, as well as members of the Research Schools’ network. […]

Posted on: 18 July 2018
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Sheffield Conference Keynotes

18 July 2018

The ‘Making Evidence Work in Schools’ conference on June 15th saw keynote speeches delivered by Doctor Jonathan Sharples and Professor Becky Francis. One theme that came through both presentations is how evidence is enacted in practice, and why sometimes there is still a disconnect between them. […]

Posted on: 18 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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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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Is it really easy peasy to improve child development?

7 June 2018

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. […]

Author: Julie Watson, Metacognition-lead, Huntington Research School
Posted on: 7 June 2018
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Conference: Making Evidence Work in Schools

6 June 2018

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
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