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: Let headteachers fine ‘feckless’ parents (TES)Funds shortfall for poorest schools (Press Association)Majority of schools risk ‘diluting’ pupil premium benefit, says watchdog (TES)Education Secretary…

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…

Chief Executive Kevan Collins receives knighthood

Chief Executive Kevan Collins receives knighthood

Congratulations to our Chief Executive Kevan Collins who has been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours.Responding to the news Kevan Collins stated:“I am honoured to receive this recognition. Since starting out as a primary teacher in the East End of London, I’ve been privileged…

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

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

Today we have released the findings from ten of our projects.See below for coverage; Playing computer games in maths lessons 'can help boost pupils' numeracy skills' (Mirror)Physical activity in lessons makes 'no difference' to attainment (TES)Science lessons trial ‘improves year five scores by three…

Attend the ‘Making best use of Teaching Assistants’ Conference

Attend the ‘Making best use of Teaching Assistants’ Conference

Organised by the Education Endowment Foundation, National Education Trust and UCL Institute of EducationJoin us at a free conference in London or Manchester that will explore the latest research on TA effectiveness and bring the evidence ‘to life’ in practical ways. UCL Institute of Education, LondonTuesday 23 June 2015, 10am-…

Weighing up the evidence

Weighing up the evidence

Guest blogger James Turner from The Sutton Trust considers whether the incentives are in place to be serious about evaluation.There is‎ an increasing focus on evidence and evaluation, not just in education but in public policy and the third sector more widely. But the rhetoric…