Tag Archives: teaching standards

10, February, 2014
by cathyfarmer

New EEF findings: some signs of what does/doesn`t raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils

The Education Endowment Foundation has published its first  six reports. These are based on trials with 6,800 pupils at 238 schools and aim to be a major new source of evidence to help schools narrow the attainment gap between rich and poor pupils. Arguably an important and valuable aspect of these studies is they reveal not only what […]

9, February, 2014
by suelittlemore

New evidence on getting the best from teaching assistants

Teaching assistants can improve numeracy and literacy when used effectively, according to new research from the Education Endowment Foundation. According to the Foundation, the results of two randomised controlled trials suggest: in literacy when teaching assistants are trained in and stick to a specific and tested programme, they can improve the skills of struggling pupils; […]

15, January, 2014
by cathyfarmer

Academic response to Tristram Hunt’s comments on the importance of teacher quality

Expert comment on speech given by Shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt, at the North of England Education Conference on improving teacher quality and teaching standards. Professor Rob Coe, Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at the University of Durham, is at the NEEC and gave this comment: ” ‘Quality, not structures’ was the […]

15, January, 2014
by cathyfarmer

Improving teacher quality and teaching standards, experts comment on what the research evdience says

Strengthening teacher quality is one of the themes on the opening day of the North of England Conference today. Key note speakers included Shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt MP who spoke of how a Labour government would make it a “priority to have a ‘world class teacher in every classroom’ – a highly qualified, inspiring, […]

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