Training Programme for the 2018/19 academic year

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

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. […]

Posted on 15 June 2018
Posted in: Blog

New guidance on preparing for literacy

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, Preparing for Literacy, which reviews the best available research to offer early years professionals practical “do’s and don’ts” to make sure all children start school with the foundations they need to read and write well. […]

Posted on 15 June 2018
Posted in: Evidence

East Cambs and Fenland Evidence Based Fund

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?

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. […]

Posted on 8 June 2018
Posted in: Blog

Getting the most from the guidance reports: Summer term workshop sessions

Join us for an opportunity to spend time looking at the EEF guidance reports and consider how we can use them to work for us […]

Posted on 8 May 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD