EEF Blog: What do we know about the attainment of EAL pupils - and what do we need to find out?

EEF Blog: What do we know about the attainment of EAL pupils - and what do we need to find out?

Today we have published two reports analysing the evidence on the achievement of pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL) in England. That we commissioned them at all might surprise some. After all, much of the current focus of education policy is on how we can best tackle the under-achievement of white working-class children, the subject of a major inquiry by the House of Commons’ education select committee last summer. Indeed, one…

Cash for pupils without English as first language should be better targeted

Cash for pupils without English as first language should be better targeted

There is a huge variation in the results achieved by pupils classified as EAL (English as an Additional Language), according to new research published today. The reports' authors, Professor Steve Strand and Professor Victoria Murphy of the University of Oxford, are calling on local authorities to continue prioritising EAL funding, and urging…

EEF in the TES

EEF in the TES

In an article that was published by the TES, EEF Chief Executive Kevan Collins discusses the importance of how technology is used within education.View the full article below: "I love ( and loathe) technology. On the one hand, it’s fun, makes life easier and gives me access to a plethora of…

EEF Blog: Introducing the EEF Families of Schools database

EEF Blog: Introducing the EEF Families of Schools database

James Richardson Senior Analyst at the EEF discusses the new Families of Schools database.Pick any measure of attainment – % 5A*-CEM, average points score, % 5A/A*, or value added – and the gap between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers is large. For the 5A*-CEM measure, the national…

EEF in the news: Families of Schools launched

EEF in the news: Families of Schools launched

The EEF has launched a new interactive database of all secondary schools in England. “Families of schools” will allow schools to compare their own performance with other similar schools across the country, learning from the best performing institution in each family.See below for media coverage;School collaboration could…

EEF in the news: Character and Education fund

EEF in the news: Character and Education fund

Both the TES and the Telegraph reported on the launch of a new Character and Education grants fund by the EEF. View the articles by clicking the links below; England to become 'global leader' in teaching character and grit (TES)Lessons in character 'just as important' as academic grades (Telegraph)

EEF in the news: Families of Schools

EEF in the news: Families of Schools

The TES featured the 'Families of Schools database,' a new tool to be released by the EEF in early 2015.The tool will allow schools to compare their own performance with other similar schools across the country. View the TES article by Richard Vaughan below;Early-warning system…

COMING SOON: The EEF Families of Schools database

COMING SOON: The EEF Families of Schools database

In the new year, we will be publishing a Families of Schools database, to allow schools to compare their own performance with other similar schools across the country. It will provide a wealth of new information to help schools learn from the best performing institution in each family.The tool puts schools…