EEF in the News: GCSE Results

EEF in the News: GCSE Results

EEF research regarding incentives was quoted in the Guardian in an article about GCSE results."...I’m certainly not one of the eight in 10 parents we’re told are now incentivising their kids’ results – according to a survey out this week, youngsters are being promised all sorts, from cash to new laptops and mobile phones to downpayments on cars. I’m astonished the number is so high, because the simple truth is that these incentives…

EEF in the news: Philosophy sessions ‘boost primary school results’

EEF in the news: Philosophy sessions ‘boost primary school results’

Hannah Richardson reported for BBC News on a successful Education Endowment Foundation trial on philosophy in primary schools.Weekly philosophy sessions in class can boost primary school pupils’ ability in maths and literacy, a study says.More than 3,000 nine and 10-year-olds in 48 UK schools took part in hour-long…

​BLOG: Peer tutoring – interpreting new evidence

​BLOG: Peer tutoring – interpreting new evidence

Robbie Coleman and Peter Henderson discuss the latest batch of EEF evaluation reports:Today the EEF published eight new evaluation reports. Among the group were trials of Philosophy for Children , a thinking skills programme that improved outcomes for Year 5, and the Graduate Coaching Programme, one…

EEF in the news: Pupil Premium Summit

EEF in the news: Pupil Premium Summit

Our joint Pupil Premium summit with the Sutton Trust received much media attention. To find out more about the summit vist the official event website: http://pupilpremiumsummit.com/ See below for a selection of coverage:Poor white families feel ‘abandoned’, says Wilshaw (BBC)Sir Michael Wilshaw:…

BLOG: Mind the Gap

BLOG: Mind the Gap

Summit Rapporteur Matt Rodda reports from today’s Sutton Trust/EEF pupil premium summit.Delegates attending the Sutton Trust and the EEF’s Pupil Premium Summit today who came by tube will have heard the familiar phrase “mind the gap” which is so often announced at underground stations…