Category: Blog

Things You Should Continue Doing In The Early Years (And What The Research Says About Why)

17 June 2018

Following the release of the EEF’s Preparing for Literacy guidance report, Aidan Severs highlights some common Early Years practices that the ‘Preparing for Literacy’ guidance report confirms as best bets – things you should definitely continue to do in your Nursery and Reception classrooms. […]

Author: Aidan Severs
Posted on: 17 June 2018
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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
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Why should ITT trainees engage with educational research?

10 June 2018

Katie Waring, Head of ITT at Bradford Birth-19 SCITT, argues why ITT trainees should engage with research. […]

Author: Katie Waring
Posted on: 10 June 2018
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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
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Metacognition in Primary

28 May 2018

Following the recent EEF guidance report into Metacognition and Self-regulated Learning, Aidan Severs looks at the implications for Primary schools. […]

Author: Aidan Severs
Posted on: 28 May 2018
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Exploring the Toolkit: Impact, Evidence Strength and Cost

13 May 2018

Recent research from the NFER showed that “59% of senior leaders and 23% of teachers use the Sutton Trust/EEF Toolkit to inform evidence-based teaching methods.” There are 46 topics in total in the Teaching and Learning Toolkit and the Early Years Toolkit, ranging from Phonics to School Uniform. In a series of posts, we are […]

Author: Mark Miller
Posted on: 13 May 2018
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Golden Retrieval – Ten Benefits of Testing

6 May 2018

On Day 2 of our Maximising Memory and the Science of Learning course, we looked at the benefits of retrieval practice. […]

Author: Mark Miller
Posted on: 6 May 2018
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Metacognition: It’s Good to Talk

29 April 2018

The latest EEF guidance report on Metacognition and self-regulated learning sets out seven recommendations on how to develop pupils’ metacognitive skills and knowledge. One aspect that struck us in the report was the value in teachers considering how to use their talk to support metacognition in the classroom, and in this post we explore some of those ideas. […]

Posted on: 29 April 2018
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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
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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
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