What our Partners say…

Some of our partners explain their reasons for co-funding with the EEF:

Dame Jackie Fisher, Northern Rock Foundation:

"All the evidence shows that children who do not read well by age eleven have significantly less chance of achieving good GCSEs and of moving into work. We hope the North East Primary Literacy Campaign co-funded with the EEF will help to break a cycle of poor literacy amongst disadvantaged children in the North East, and improve the lives and employability of young people across our region.”

You can read about the EEF's funding partnership with Northern Rock Foundation here.

Hang Ho, J.P. Morgan

“Possessing the right skills is fundamental to young people’s ability to compete for quality jobs. We passionately believe in enabling students to achieve the right credentials for clear pathways to the employment market and mathematics and English are key in this respect. Through our new partnership with the EEF, we are delighted to combine theory and practice, as well as robust evaluation, to find the best-in-class programmes to dramatically increase the number of young people who have a smoother transition into the job market.”

You can read about the EEF's funding partnership with J.P. Morgan, focusing on post-16 education, here.

Hillary Leevers, The Wellcome Trust:

"We are very happy to be working on this important area with the Education Endowment Foundation. To enable neuroscience to have a positive impact on education a collaborative approach is needed, supporting teachers to distinguish neuro-fact from neuro-myth and supporting neuroscientists to explore whether their findings can benefit learning. The work we have undertaken aims to look at the issue from these different perspectives and we hope that this collaboration is the first of many within the area of neuroscience and education."

You can read about the EEF's funding partnership with the Wellcome Trust here.

JP Morgan - Carol Lake.jpgCarol Lake, J.P. Morgan:

"We are delighted to partner with the EEF to unlock the talents and aspirations of children and young people from all backgrounds to ensure they have a fair chance to get ahead. Not only is this the right thing to do, but it is an imperative, to ensure that our professions and the wider community benefits from the wealth of diverse talent that exists amongst the young people in this country.”

You can read about the EEF's funding partnership with J.P. Morgan on the Achieve Together project here.

Diana Sutton, Bell Foundation:

““We know that average attainment figures mask a huge range of outcomes for pupils who speak a language in addition to English and that certain groups have especially poor outcomes. I’m delighted that together with the Education Endowment Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy we are able to make a significant commitment to finding the best methods to improve learning for those groups most at risk of underachievement.”

You can read about the EEF's partnership with Bell Foundation here.

Jim O'Neill, SHINE Trust:

"We at SHINE are delighted to be working with the EEF to co-fund an academic and cultural Saturday school for primary pupils in disadvantaged schools in Greater Manchester. It makes a great deal of sense for our two organisations to partner where we have common aims and can draw on our respective strengths. I am sure we will achieve more together than we could individually.”

You can read about the EEF's funding partnership with SHINE Trust here.

Will Somerville, Unbound Philanthropy:

“It is essential that we increase the attainment of all disadvantaged children. This work, led by some of the leading experts in the country, will ensure we have up-to-date analysis of which EAL groups are most at risk of underachievement and what are the most promising interventions to arrest such an outcome. We too are delighted to be working with the Education Endowment Foundation and the Bell Foundation, philanthropists who share our desire to scale interventions that are built on objective evidence of what works.”

You can read about the EEF's partnership with Unbound Philanthropy here.

Caroline Rookes, Money Advice Service:

“We are pleased to be working with the Education Endowment Foundation to deliver financial education programmes that could really make a difference to young people’s lives. We know that children start to develop the financial habits and attitudes that they take into adulthood from the age of three so it is really important that the financial education delivered in schools is effective in providing young people with the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to make their financial goals a reality later in life.”

You can read about the EEF's partnership with Money Advice Service here.

Cllr Gordon Jones, Suffolk County Council

You can read about the EEF's funding partnership with Suffolk County Council here.“The goal of our Raising the Bar programme is to ensure every child in Suffolk can reach their full potential. Real progress is being made to achieve this and by working with the Education Endowment Foundation we have capitalised on its experience of effective approaches to provide an easy route of access to some of the best educational programmes available.”

Dan Sutch, Nominet Trust:

"We hope that this EEF/Nominet Trust fund will provide evidence into effective uses of digital technology that can be shared to support teachers and schools further. It’s great to be working with EEF’s rigorous approach to evaluation to address a significant gap in understanding the wide-scale benefits of the use of technology in education.”

You can read about the EEF's funding partnership with Nominet Trust here. 

Jo Clunie, KPMG Foundation:

"The KPMG Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with EEF on two projects, Chicago Heights Parenting Academy and Rosendale Metacognition programme. Both these programmes represent to us the importance of rigorous evaluation where outcomes will be of primary importance. I am sure we can achieve more together than either organisation can achieve individually."

KPMG Foundation has co-funded four projects with the EEF: the first two were Rosendale Primary School's ReflectED and Chicago University's Parenting Academy project; followed by Voice 21 and Positive Action.

Anthony Harte, Bank of America Merrill Lynch:

"We recognise the importance of research in developing evidence-based responses to solving social and economic challenges. This is why, Bank of America Merrill Lynch is proud to have commissioned this extensive piece of research to strengthen our understanding of the effectiveness of careers education. We hope the results will be used by others to inform further research and will help increase support to those initiatives which are improving careers education.”

You can read about the EEF's partnership with Bank of America Merril Lynch  here.

Dinah McKenzie (New Philanthropy Capital), adviser to the Stone Family Foundation:

"The Stone Family Foundation is always looking for new ways to level the playing field a little between those born into disadvantage and their peers. Alongside our grants programme, we like also to work with sector experts—and partnering with the EEF to see what works in the trials we co-fund in youth work and in early years education has been valuable. Not only to the Foundation in its learning but hopefully too to the children and young people benefiting from the interventions now—and those in the future who should benefit from tried and tested, impactful approaches in youth work and early years education respectively."

The Stone Family Foundation has co-funded two projects with the EEF, Youth Social Action (delivered by Youth United Foundation) and Maths Champions.

Professor Tom McLeish, Royal Society:

“The Royal Society is excited to be working on this project - an investigation into ways to improve science results for disadvantaged pupils in primary and secondary schools across England - with the EEF. It’s a first and vital step towards to understanding how we can help give disadvantaged students the means to improve their science results and expand their horizons.”

You can read about the EEF's funding partnership with the Royal Society here.

Sally Bridgeland, The Worshipful Company of Actuaries

"The Worshipful Company of Actuaries is delighted to be sponsoring part of the large-scale national trial of the Mathematical Reasoning project. We wholeheartedly support the aim of improving the teaching of Mathematics in primary schools and believe that this promising project could significantly benefit future generations of young children and their teachers."

You can read about the EEF's partnership with the Worshipful Company of Actuaries here.