Education Endowment Foundation:Schools and colleges can sign up to trial high potential programmes designed to boost pupil progress

Schools and colleges can sign up to trial high potential programmes designed to boost pupil progress

EEF launches new research projects to investigate promising educational programmes

Schools and colleges across England can sign up for one of three new trials that will investigate the impact of high potential programmes on children and young people’s outcomes, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) announced today.

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One of these studies will test the effectiveness of approaches for post-16 learners

  • Mastering Maths: This professional development programme, designed by the University of Nottingham, aims to support college maths teachers in improving pupil outcomes in their GCSE resits. The evaluation will be led by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen).

Two other trials will look at the impact of primary school programmes:

  • Primary Science Quality Mark: This professional learning programme, developed by the University of Hertfordshire, is designed to improve the quality and confidence of science subject leadership to improve science teaching and science outcomes for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils (five- to eleven-year-olds). The evaluation of this project will be led by Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Maths Reasoning: This whole-class programme aims to improve Year 2 children’s (six- to seven-year-olds) maths attainment by developing their knowledge of foundational maths concepts. This trial will be evaluated by NFER.

All schools and colleges who sign up to take part in one of these projects will make a valuable contribution to the education evidence base, which in turn will support the profession to improve teaching and learning through better use of evidence.

By getting involved in an EEF-funded trial, participating schools and colleges also have the opportunity to deliver a high-potential programme at a reduced cost.

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