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Additional resources to support schools and parents.

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Guidance Reports

The EEF has published 15 guidance reports on a range of high-priority issues. All are based on the best available evidence and offer clear and actionable recommendations for teachers and senior leaders. These include:

All EEF guidance reports can be read / downloaded free here.

The evidence reviews underpinning the recommendations can also be read / downloaded free here.

Bitesize evidence – five of these reports are available as free, weekly email series, with hand-picked additional resources selected by the reports' co-authors. You can subscribe to any or all of these here.

Promising Projects

Promising Projects are those EEF-funded projects – 18 to date – which have shown initial promise when trialled. This means they have demonstrated the potential to improve attainment for young people cost-effectively when independently and robustly evaluated. Schools may wish to consider these as part of their ‘bounce back’ strategy – to support both teachers and pupils – for when schools re-open.

Promising Projects

Promising Projects

Explore the 19 EEF-funded projects which have shown promising results when first trialled.

Teaching and Learning Toolkit

Used by two-thirds of all senior leaders in schools to inform their decision-making, the EEF Toolkit – together with its Early Years companion – synthesises thousands of educational research studies into 47 topics.

Teaching and Learning Toolkit

Teaching and Learning Toolkit

An accessible summary of the international evidence on teaching 5-16 year olds.

Other resources

Research Schools Network

The EEF funds a network of 40 Research Schools around the country. Its aim is to improve pupil attainment and close the disadvantage gap through professional development programmes, access to evidence-based interventions, and ongoing support and coaching.

Research Schools are producing many free resources for schools to support their colleagues through the Covid-19 crisis.

Department for Education

The Department for Education is providing advice for parents and carers of:

It has also brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home, available here. The websites included offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

Hungry Little Minds

Short videos and simple, fun activities that families and children (aged 0-5) can do together, broken down by age. Available free here.

BBC Bitesize

Resources for learning from home created with teachers and other educational experts, featuring a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games. Available free here.

Oak National Academy

A sequenced plan of video lessons and curricular resources for schools to use as you wish, to complement your teaching and planning. Available free here.

Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL)

The Bell Foundation has published this short guide, Guidance for parents of students who use English as an Additional Language - available in the 17 most commonly used first languages in UK schools - to help parents to get involved in school life and to help their child to learn. 


The NSPCC has developed content to support professionals: Undertaking remote teaching safely.

It has also has a page featuring advice and support for parents/carers.