Pupil Premium Awards 2015: Schools Minister announces new £800,000 Research Schools initiative

Pupil Premium Awards 2015: Schools Minister announces new £800,000 Research Schools initiative

The winners of the 2015 Pupil Premium awards were announced today at a ceremony in London. The judging panel for the primary awards was chaired by Dr Kevan Collins, the Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).At the event the Schools Minister, David Laws, also announced new funding of up to £800,000 for the Research Schools programme. The funding will be used to develop a group of high-performing schools that can bridge the gap between research…

EEF in the news - New Early Years Toolkit launched

EEF in the news - New Early Years Toolkit launched

The EEF has today launched a new Early Years Toolkit. The new resource generated media interest and was featured in the TES, ITV News and Press Association, amongst other outlets. See below for coverage Parents can boost children early years progress by almost half a year (ITV News) …

EEF in the news: Teaching Assistants

EEF in the news: Teaching Assistants

On Friday 27 February the EEF published a Guidance Report for teachers and school leaders entitled Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants.The reports attracted media attention and were featured in the TES, the Yorkshire Post and The Conversation, amongst other media outlets.See below for coverage:…

EEF BLOG: Unlocking the potential of Teaching Assistants

EEF BLOG: Unlocking the potential of Teaching Assistants

Dr Jonathan Sharples, Senior Researcher at the EEF, discusses the implications of today's EEF Guidance Report on the effective use of Teaching Assistants.One of the most challenged and debated areas of research in the Teaching and Learning Toolkit relates to the use of Teaching Assistants (TAs)…

New EEF Guidance Report - Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants

New EEF Guidance Report - Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants

Teaching assistants should not be used as substitute teachers for low-attaining pupils, according to a new guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) published today.Instead they should be used to help pupils develop independent study skills and given direction to deliver high-quality one-to-one and small-group support. …

EEF in the news: New EEF reports published (February)

EEF in the news: New EEF reports published (February)

Today we have released the findings from nine of our projects.See below for coverage; Primary phonics helps struggling secondary students, research shows (TES)Web scheme 'boosts reading skills' (Press Association)Low-cost programme 'boosts reading' for year 7 pupils (Northern Echo)How school teachers could become the foot…