Today, the Department for Education has published its White Paper setting out its vision for schools in England.
The Schools White Paper focuses on driving up standards through high-quality teaching and providing targeted support for children who have fallen behind. It sets out a commitment to using, building and sharing evidence, including through the work of the EEF.
Announcements set out in the White Paper include:
- Confirmation that the EEF will be re-endowed to put it on a long-term footing and continue its work beyond 2026. The new endowment will be an award of at least £100m that means the EEF will exist for at least another decade
- Teacher development will be underpinned by the best available evidence, with the EEF continuing to support this through regular reviews of frameworks
- The EEF will continue its role supporting other organisations in the sector to utilise the best available evidence, including the new curriculum body, the new Institute of Teaching and English and maths hubs.
Professor Becky Francis, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, said: