Category: News

Six more Research Schools appointed

7 April 2017

The IEE and EEF have today announced six new Research Schools. The Schools in Southport, Suffolk, London, County Durham, Hertfordshire and West Sussex join a growing network of Research Schools across the country […]

Posted on: 7 April 2017
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Apply for an Innovation Evaluation grant

8 March 2017

We are now accepting applications for the second round of innovation evaluation grants from schools that are involved with the Research Schools Network. […]

Posted on: 8 March 2017
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Research Schools in social mobility opportunity areas

8 March 2017

We are now looking for an additional 12 Research Schools to support the 12 opportunity areas from September 2017. […]

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First Research Schools Network Innovation Evaluation Grants awarded

21 February 2017

The IEE is pleased to announce four projects chosen to receive the first Research Schools Network Innovation Evaluation Grants. […]

Posted on: 21 February 2017
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The DfE Go Chomping at the BIT

7 January 2017

In Schools Week today, there is an interesting article that revealed how the Department for Education are recruiting a team of “behavioural insights” experts. So why are they chomping at the BIT (in this case, the Behavioural Insights Team) and why is this useful knowledge for schools? In the Schools Week article, journalist Billy Camden […]

Posted on: 7 January 2017
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‘Metacognition’… Meta – what?

4 December 2016

If you look near the top of the graph that distills the EEF Toolkit, you will find that metacognition sits proudly high amongst the approaches that have the most positive impact on learning […]

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Parental Engagement: A Tough Nut to Crack

26 November 2016

Schools across the land strive to have good relations with the parents of their students. We all know that the triumvirate of teachers, students and parents all working together in collaboration proves best for students. Still, it is really, really hard. Research evidence has, however, given us some useful indicators on how to best foster […]

Posted on: 26 November 2016
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Call for Applications for Grants for Innovation Evaluation

22 November 2016

We are now accepting applications for grants for innovation evaluation projects from schools that are involved with the Research Schools Network. […]

Posted on: 22 November 2016
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Financial Incentives and Uncomfortable Truths

5 November 2016

As a father of two young children, I have learned a great deal about the motivation of youngsters to supplement my understanding as a classroom teacher. Trying to cultivate a habitual love of reading, writing, guitar practice – whilst fending off the lure of inane children’s television in the process – is damn hard going. […]

Posted on: 5 November 2016
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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
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