Category: Blog

Assess Better. Join the Assessment Lead Programme.

12 July 2018

The Assessment Lead Programme enables education professionals to make their assessment approach more efficient, allowing them to make more reliable judgements about what pupils know, can do and need next. By generating and using higher quality information on pupil learning, and better integrating assessment with curriculum and pedagogy, teaching can be more responsive to pupil […]

Posted on: 12 July 2018
Posted in: Blog, Training/CPD

Improving communication, language and literacy in the early years

15 June 2018

Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School, introduces the EEF’s Preparing for Literacy guidance report and explains how this evidence is brought to life at Highfield Nursery School and Children’s Centre. […]

Author: Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School
Posted on: 15 June 2018
Posted in: Blog

Conference report: “A Marked Improvement? Two Years On”

15 June 2018

We would like to thank Liverpool Hope University for hosting our annual conference. The speakers raised some challenging and stimulating questions regarding marking and feedback, and offered practical ways that schools could implement a variety of different forms of feedback. […]

Posted on: 15 June 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence, News

Hitting the Mark: Classroom based research into marking

15 June 2018

The University of Oxford are inviting submissions for an edited open access collection of research papers to be published online next year. If you have completed a school based research project into marking (as an individual, a department or a school) they would like to hear from you. […]

Posted on: 15 June 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence, News, Uncategorized

Has a solution to retention been found?

8 June 2018

Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School, discusses the problem of retaining early career teachers in light of the EEF evaluation of RETAIN: a one-year professional development programme for early career teachers teaching in Key Stage 1. […]

Author: Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School
Posted on: 8 June 2018
Posted in: Blog

NATE North West and Meols Cop Research School Teachmeet

3 May 2018

On Thursday 22nd February, Meols Cop High School hosted a Teachmeet event, organised by the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE). The Teachmeet events are an exceptional opportunity for teachers to share practice, discuss strategies and generally engage with like-minded teachers from around the country. […]

Posted on: 3 May 2018
Posted in: Blog, News

Making sense of metacognition

27 April 2018

Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School, explores how schools can use the latest guidance report from the EEF to understand not just metacognition and self-regulation, but how pupils best learn. […]

Author: Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School
Posted on: 27 April 2018
Posted in: Blog

Is context king in school improvement?

24 April 2018

The EEF’s Families of Schools database provides a wealth of information to help schools learn from each other. In this blog post, James Richardson discusses how it can help schools understand and overcome their common challenges. […]

Author: James Richardson
Posted on: 24 April 2018
Posted in: Blog

Meols Cop Research School: 6 Months In

27 February 2018

Meols Cop Research School has been running for 6 successful months, so what have we been up to this term and what does the future hold? […]

Posted on: 27 February 2018
Posted in: Blog, News

Evidence based revision strategies

25 January 2018

On Wednesday 24th January we held our first venture into assessing the evidence around effective revision strategies. With an examination structure at both GCSE and A-Level based around linear exams it is now, more than ever, crucial to ensure that students are trained and exposed to the most effective evidence based strategies for preparing for […]

Posted on: 25 January 2018
Posted in: Blog, News