Category: Blog


3 October 2018

Beth Morrish from the Morris TSA talks us through her successful Evidence Based Fund (EBF) bid. […]

Posted on: 3 October 2018
Posted in: Blog

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
Posted in: Blog

Training Programme for the 2018/19 academic year

13 July 2018

Our 2018/19 offer is ready! Locations and dates are being finalised! Read more below about the programmes and events we will be delivering next year, including some free whole school staff meeting time! Places are limited so read on and secure your slot before they all go! […]

Posted on: 13 July 2018
Posted in: Blog, Training/CPD

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
Posted in: Blog

East Cambs and Fenland Evidence Based Fund

12 June 2018

The Opportunity Area has begun allocating funding directly to schools via the Evidence Based Fund. We asked Kate Bonney from Robert Arkenstall Primary School, for a summary of her project and the issues and evidence that inspired it. […]

Posted on: 12 June 2018
Posted in: Blog

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
Posted in: Blog

Making sense of metacognition

27 April 2018

Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School, explores how schools can use the latest guidance report from the EEF to understand not just metacognition and self-regulation, but how pupils best learn. […]

Author: Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School
Posted on: 27 April 2018
Posted in: Blog

Is context king in school improvement?

24 April 2018

The EEF’s Families of Schools database provides a wealth of information to help schools learn from each other. In this blog post, James Richardson discusses how it can help schools understand and overcome their common challenges. […]

Author: James Richardson
Posted on: 24 April 2018
Posted in: Blog


9 February 2018

Shaun Allison is Director of Durrington Research School. Here he introduces us to the latest guidance report from the EEF. […]

Author: Shaun Allison, Director of Durrington Research School
Posted on: 9 February 2018
Posted in: Blog

Threshold concepts, EYFS and the Crystal Maze!

22 January 2018

Rebecca Pentney’s thoughts on threshold concepts and classroom application, following a Research School team meeting and presentation by Dr Niki Kaiser. […]

Author: Rebecca Pentney
Posted on: 22 January 2018
Posted in: Blog