​Committee of MPs welcome role of the EEF in tackling educational disadvantage

​Committee of MPs welcome role of the EEF in tackling educational disadvantage

The EEF received plaudits from a committee of MPs this week during an inquiry into funding for disadvantaged pupils, as part of which EEF Chief Executive Sir Kevan Collins gave oral evidence.The Public Accounts Committee, a group of MPs which scrutinises Government spending, held an oral evidence session as part of an inquiry into funding for disadvantaged pupils on Tuesday. Sir Kevan joined Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary of Department for Education and Juliet Chua, Director…

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…

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…