Category: News


19 November 2018

Those of you familiar with the EEF’s Teaching & Learning Toolkit will know that feedback is one of the areas that can have the greatest impact on student progress. Feedback is important, but how can we ensure clear and precise feedback is consistently given by all teachers in all subjects? […]

Posted on: 19 November 2018
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P8 figures – what do they really mean?

5 November 2018

Progress 8 is the latest in a long line of attempts to create a single figure that sums up a school. Simplification has its obvious downside. The breadth of a school experience is extremely difficult to condense and there are school leaders worried about how their schools will be judged as a consequence of a fall in their P8 figure. However, we have been given an opportunity to use the evidence and help both ourselves and those judging us. Above all, we need to give these numbers meaning. […]

Posted on: 5 November 2018
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Meet the inspiring speakers joining us in Somerset to explore evidence-informed practice

1 October 2018

For our 2018/19 CPD programmes, we’re delighted to be welcoming to Somerset expert speakers from the EEF and our partner Research Schools, including Professor Jonathan Sharples, Alex Quigley, Tom Martell, Lorwyn Randall and Megan Dixon. […]

Posted on: 1 October 2018
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First reports from the IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants published

11 September 2018

The first two reports from projects funded by the IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants have now been published. […]

Posted on: 11 September 2018
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West Somerset Opportunity Area Newsletter

23 May 2018

The West Somerset Opportunity Area Spring 2018 newsletter has just been published, giving updates on the four priority areas set out in the published WSOA Delivery Plan […]

Posted on: 23 May 2018
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Twenty-third Research School appointed

19 January 2018

Highfield Nursery School – in collaboration with Kesgrave and Farlingaye Teaching School Alliance and Springfield Teaching School Alliance – will become the Research School and focal point of evidence-based practice to support the Ipswich Opportunity Area. […]

Posted on: 19 January 2018
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IEE funds seven new innovation evaluations aimed at improving pupil achievement

16 January 2018

A further seven projects have been awarded Research Schools Network Innovation Evaluation Grants, bringing the total number of innovation evaluation projects currently funded to 16. […]

Posted on: 16 January 2018
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Becoming a Critical Consumer of Research

6 December 2017

I recently attended the Research Schools’ Network regional meeting (in Grantham!) where the main focus was on “Becoming a Critical Consumer of Research”. We looked at assessing applicability, evaluating credibility and effectively responding to a piece of research (the “so what?” – now that I’ve learnt something, what am I going to do about it … if anything!) […]

Author: Tom Colquhoun
Posted on: 6 December 2017
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Justine Greening unveils new EEF/IEE Research Schools at the Social Mobility Summit

12 July 2017

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, today confirmed the 11 new Research Schools in to support social mobility ‘coldspots’. The announcement doubles the size of the Research Schools Network. […]

Posted on: 12 July 2017
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