Improving communication, language and literacy in the early years

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. […]

Posted on 15 June 2018
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New guidance on preparing for literacy

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, Preparing for Literacy, which reviews the best available research to offer early years professionals practical “do’s and don’ts” to make sure all children start school with the foundations they need to read and write well. […]

Posted on 15 June 2018
Posted in: Evidence

Has a solution to retention been found?

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. […]

Posted on 8 June 2018
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What’s happening this half term at Blackpool Research School?

The final weeks of our first academic year as a Research School are now upon us. […]

Posted on 5 June 2018
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Vocabulary Enrichment at Secondary

Having an English Language degree, the topic of vocabulary enrichment has always and continues to fascinate but also perplex me. Research into childhood vocabulary variation has consistently shown that there are vast variations in vocabulary size between children. […]

Posted on 22 May 2018
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Physics exam on Wednesday? We’ll be ok, we’re self-regulating Sir!

A rather misleading title for this blog but with the recent publication of EEF guidance on ‘Metacognition and Self-Regulated learning’ (for the purposes of this blog I will be discussing self-regulated learning and its components of cognition, metacognition... […]

Posted on 22 May 2018
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