Tag: Sir Kevan Collins

Effective use of the pupil premium to improve teaching and learning

26 November 2018

At the beginning of October Sir Kevan Collins, the Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, wrote in the TES ‘We must hold out nerve over the pupil premium.’  In it, he eloquently explains the relationship between improvements in teaching and the closing of the attainment gap between children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds […]

Posted on: 26 November 2018
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The Limits of Lessons Observations and Lesson Study

10 November 2017

The EEF have released some fascinating new trials, including two large scale trials on peer lesson observations and on a ‘Lesson Study’ programme, with both showing no impact on student outcomes. So, what are we to make of the findings? What do they tell us about the challenges of teacher CPD, and the value and impact of teachers observing one another in the classroom? […]

Posted on: 10 November 2017
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Breakfast Time and Beating Hunger

4 November 2016

The prospective President of the United States, Hillary Clinton, once stated: “Home is a child’s first and most important classroom”. For lots of reasons, Hilary is likely dead right. Evidence from the ‘Magic Breakfast’ EEF project also shows that when the basic resources from home can prove lacking – like at breakfast time – that […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
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