Research evidence

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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Girls, Girls, Girls – Peer Effects in the Classroom

(Image sourced via Pixabay.com)   Finding the answer to school improvement troubles us all, and yet, sometimes the answers are sitting there at their desks looking straight at us. In short, having more girls helps improve learning. Gender grouping is the answer…case closed! It likely chimes with much of our personal experience as teachers. The …

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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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