Category: News

Is the Pen Mightier than the Computer?

2 November 2016

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a report assessing the impact of Abracadabra (ABRA), a 20-week online literacy programme, on literacy outcomes for Year 1 pupils. ABRA is composed of phonic fluency and comprehension activities based around a series of age-appropriate texts and is designed to be delivered by a teaching assistant (TA) to […]

Posted on: 2 November 2016
Posted in: Evidence, News
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Making Best Use of Our Brilliant Teaching Assistants

31 October 2016

There are over a quarter of a million Teaching Assistants (TAs) in our school system and they have become an integral part of school life to support learning. No teacher or school leader estimates the importance of the role they can play. With all those TAs though comes a bill of over 4 billion pounds […]

Posted on: 31 October 2016
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New research schools will become regional hubs for education research

6 October 2016

Five schools across England will become focal-points of education research in their region after winning part of £2.5m of funding from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Institute for Effective Education (IEE). The new Research Schools will build networks between large numbers of schools in their region and support them to make better use […]

Posted on: 6 October 2016
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