Education Endowment Foundation

On the RISE

This week saw the publication of the Education Endowment Foundation RISE (Research-leads Improving Students’ Education) Project. It was one of the first projects in England that attempted to mobilise the emerging role of ‘Research-lead’ into a more specific school improvement process, with related training and support. With the rise in interest for research evidence over the past …

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Unwrapping the Mystery of Metacognition

Today the Education Endowment Foundation has released their latest guidance report on ‘Metacognition and Self-regulation‘. I have been delighted to be one of the co-writers of this exciting report, alongside Eleanor Stringer and Professor Daniel Muijs:   I have also written a blog for the EEF on ‘Making Sense of Metacognition’ in which I explore …

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Evidence in Education: The Funding Pipeline

We live in austere times in schools. Every funding cut matters, whilst accessing potential funding becomes more important than ever. And yet, in the busy hubbub of the school year, many school leaders can miss the opportunity to access available funding simply by being unaware of its existence, or simply not having the knowledge and …

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General Election ’17: An Education Policy Overview

The run up to a general election often trots out the good, the bad, and the ugly, of education policy. We know that what sells to the voter on the doorstep often doesn’t translate well into the reality of a well-functioning school system; evidence & experience are often trumped by the demands of party ideology …

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