EEF Blog: Tackling the attainment gap in the early years - how evidence can help

EEF Blog: Tackling the attainment gap in the early years - how evidence can help

Kevan Collins, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, explains the recent decision to extend our remit to cover the early years. Kevan will be speaking at the 4Children early years conference on the 23rd October 2014. Please go to www.4children.org.uk/eyppconference for more information. This September, a…

EEF is recruiting for its largest ever trial

The Education Endowment Foundation is looking for nearly 800 primary schools to take part in its largest randomised-controlled trial to date. The Literacy Octopus trial is a major new initiative to help teachers to improve pupils’ Key Stage 2 literacy, all based on the latest research evidence. The…

EEF in the news: Pupil Premium Awards 2015

EEF in the news: Pupil Premium Awards 2015

Sir John Dunford, national pupil premium champion, writes for TES;Closing the gap between the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and others is the biggest challenge faced by our generation of teachers and school leaders.The persistent gap in the UK, which is wider than in most other countries and has…

​EEF responds to new Save the Children report

​EEF responds to new Save the Children report

Dr Kevan Collins, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation said: “Save the Children are right to re-emphasise the huge importance of reading. Less than 10% of children who start secondary school without being able to read at the expected level leave with five good GCSEs, and pupils from low income…