Researchers from the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care will use data from previous trials commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to find out if there are specific insights for vulnerable children and young people.
The focus of EEF trials is to find out which teaching and learning strategies are most likely to boost attainment for all pupils and particularly those eligible for free school meals. However this project will look at the data collected through EEF trials to find out which programmes had a particularly positive impact for children who’ve been involved in social care.
The partnership between the two ‘what works’ centres will provide much needed insights that will help teachers and social workers to make decisions to support these children and young people.It is the best way to quickly gain information on what works for these young people
In total, the project will cover 83 trials commissioned and published by the EEF between 2011 and 2018. The findings that emerge from the re-analysis will inform future research and guidance from both the EEF and the Centre.
The Centre has just published the research protocol for the project which contains more information about the project
Sir Kevan Collins, CEO of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), said:
Michael Sanders, Executive Director the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care said: