Education Endowment Foundation:Recruitment opens for new EEF trials and scale-up projects

Recruitment opens for new EEF trials and scale-up projects

Schools in three focus areas can now sign up for a range of EEF trials and educational programmes.

Schools in three focus areas can now sign up for a range of trials and educational programmes, made available through the DfE’s Accelerator Fund. 

Press Release •2 minutes •

The EEF is working with the Department for Education (DfE) in 2021 – 2022 to expand its work supporting schools to access evidence-informed programmes. Funded through the DfE’s Accelerator Fund, the activity will build on the EEF’s work to ensure that more schools can benefit from these programmes.

Activity is focused on three regions selected by the DfE: the Regional School Commissioner regions of the North, East Midlands & Humber, and West Midlands.

As part of this work, eight projects are now recruiting early years, primary, secondary and post-16 settings. These include trials of educational approaches showing promise, as well widening access to existing effective programmes so that more schools can access them.

Four trials are currently recruiting settings:

Four programmes, that have been shown to be effective in previous EEF trials, are being made available at a subsidised rate for schools:

  • 1stClass@Number: A small-group intervention delivered by teaching assistants to support pupils struggling with numeracy in Year 2.
  • Embedding Formative Assessment: A professional development programme to improve formative assessment strategies across secondary schools.
  • Reciprocal Reading: A structured approach to teaching strategies at KS2 that students can use to improve their reading comprehension.
  • Switch On Reading: An intensive one-to-one, daily, 10-week literacy intervention delivered by teaching assistants to improve Year 7 and 8 pupils’ reading.

Schools now can sign up to take part and receive educational programmes of promise at a subsidised rate and contribute to the evidence base around what works in education.

Further information on the activity being undertaken through the Accelerator Fund is available here.

Professor Becky Francis, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, said: