Category: Blog


28 April 2018

This week saw the launch of a new guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation, Metacognition and Self-regulated Learning.  The report offers seven practical, evidence-based recommendations to support teachers to develop metacognitive skills in their pupils. The guidance is relevant to early years practitioners, teachers and senior leaders in primary and secondary schools, as well […]

Posted on: 28 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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Leading without Limits

20 March 2018

Leading without Limits is a development programme created by UCL Institute of Education in partnership with Rosendale Research School.  The programme will explore key strategic areas of school organisation and pedagogy where practice is often at variance to what the research evidence tells us can improve outcomes. This course, for school leaders, addresses head-on some of the […]

Posted on: 20 March 2018
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Making the Pupil Premium work for all

16 March 2018

According to the Fabian Society, the number of children in poverty will increase from 2.5 million today to 4.4 million by Christmas 2030. […]

Posted on: 16 March 2018
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Lesson study? Understanding what you measure

9 March 2018

In this guest post, Sarah Seleznyov, Bespoke Programme Leader, London Centre for Leadership in Learning at UCL Institute of Education, discusses the EEF’s Lesson Study evaluation report […]

Author: Sarah Seleznyov
Posted on: 9 March 2018
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Developing Reading for Pleasure in School

6 March 2018

If you want to enrich your school’s practice, make stronger links with parents around reading and ensure all staff are well positioned to nurture life-long readers, then make use of the research-informed site, created by the Open University based upon the OU/UKLA research project, Teachers as Readers: Building Communities of Readers (TaRs). […]

Posted on: 6 March 2018
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What we were reading over half term

20 February 2018

For those who may have had a week off from reading education news over half term, do check this out from Professor Rob Coe, Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at the University of Durham.   He covers the unreliability of lesson observation and suggests alternative ways to assess teacher effectiveness. […]

Posted on: 20 February 2018
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Cherry picking or broad vistas: Using research evidence to improve outcomes for vulnerable learners.

3 February 2018

The main thing I have learned from working with schools on improving outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable learners is that there is no magic elixir. There is no sledgehammer that can break the shackles of underachievement in vulnerable groups. […]

Author: Marc Rowland
Posted on: 3 February 2018
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Opinion: Marc Rowland on working with parents

15 December 2017

When I started secondary school, some time ago, I was hauled into the headteacher’s office (for a crime I obviously didn’t commit). The head promptly told me ‘your mother was just as bad’. […]

Author: Marc Rowland,
Posted on: 15 December 2017
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