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Newby, Katie V.; Mathieu-Chartier, Sara – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
In primary schools in England, programmes of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) are rare. Provision has been judged as requiring improvement in over one-third of these schools at a time when statutory provision has been mandated by the government. The aim of this study was to examine the early implementation of Spring Fever, a programme of…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation
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Bailey, Elizabeth G.; Marsden, Emma – Language and Education, 2017
The use of home languages has previously been advocated in highly multilingual UK classrooms. However, drawing on the home languages and cultural insight of children who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) may also have important social and academic benefits in contexts where monolingualism is the norm. Conducted in a small local authority…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Jay, Tim; Willis, Ben; Thomas, Peter; Taylor, Roberta; Moore, Nick; Burnett, Cathy; Merchant, Guy; Stevens, Anna – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The aim of the intervention was to raise levels of engagement and attainment across English, maths, and science in primary schools by improving the quality of teacher and pupil talk in the classroom. The approach, termed "dialogic teaching", emphasises dialogue through which pupils learn to reason, discuss, argue, and explain in order to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Skill Development
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Murphy, Richard; Weinhardt, Felix; Wyness, Gill; Rolfe, Heather – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Lesson Study is a popular approach to teacher professional development used widely in Japan. It involves a small group of teachers co-planning a series of lessons based on a shared learning goal for the pupils, with one teacher leading the co-constructed lesson and their colleagues invited to observe pupil learning in the lesson. The team then…
Descriptors: Teacher Improvement, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Rudd, Peter; Aguilera, Alaidde Berenice Villaneuva; Elliott, Louise; Chambers, Bette – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The MathsFlip intervention aimed to improve the attainment of pupils in Years 5 and 6. The programme, developed by Shireland Collegiate Academy, used a 'flipped learning' approach involving pupils learning core content online, outside of class time, and then participating in activities in class to reinforce their learning. The programme used an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Homework
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Lord, Pippa; Rabiasz, Adam; Roy, Palak; Harland, Jennie; Styles, Ben; Fowler, Katherine – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Evidence-based Literacy Support-"Literacy Octopus" Trial tested a range of dissemination interventions and resources, all of which aimed to engage schools in using evidence-based materials to improve teaching and learning in Key Stage 2 literacy. Four delivery partners provided interventions. These included light-touch,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Literacy, Intervention, Educational Resources
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Davies, Peter; Perry, Tom; Kirkman, John – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
IRIS is designed to improve primary school teachers' use of dialogue and feedback through using video technology for collaborative teacher development with a view to improving academic outcomes for pupils. It is based around a video technology system (IRIS Connect) which enables teachers to record, edit, and comment on teaching and learning. In…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Interpersonal Communication, Feedback (Response), Video Technology
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Rose, Jo; Thomas, Sally; Zhang, Lei; Edwards, Anna; Augero, Andres; Roney, Pooneh – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Research Learning Communities (RLC) was an intervention that aimed to improve teaching quality and learning outcomes by raising teachers' awareness, understanding, and use of educational research in their teaching practice. Two Evidence Champion teachers from each school attended four RLC workshops with peers from up to four other schools.…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Intervention, Teacher Competencies, Educational Research
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Patel, Rakhee; Jabin, Nico; Bussard, Loraine; Cartagena, Javiera; Haywood, Sarah; Lumpkin, Michael – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Switch-on is an intensive, targeted literacy intervention that aims to improve the reading skills of pupils who are struggling with literacy. There are two versions of the intervention: Switch-on Reading and Switch-on Reading and Writing. Both involve specially trained Teaching Assistants (TAs) delivering a tailored programme of literacy support…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, At Risk Students
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Safford, Kimberly – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
The research examined the impact on teachers of the grammar element of a new statutory test in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) in primary schools in England. The research aimed to evaluate the nature and the extent of changes to the teaching of grammar and to wider literacy teaching since the introduction of the test in 2013. The research…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, Language Tests, Interviews
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Sibieta, Luke; Kotecha, Mehul; Skipp, Amy – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The Nuffield Early Language Intervention is designed to improve the spoken language ability of children during the transition from nursery to primary school. It is targeted at children with relatively poor spoken language skills. Three sessions per week are delivered to groups of two to four children starting in the final term of nursery and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Language Skills, Young Children, Language Acquisition
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Motteram, Gary; Choudry, Sophina; Kalambouka, Afroditi; Hutcheson, Graeme; Barton, Hutcheson – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The ReflectED programme was developed by Rosendale Primary School to improve pupils' metacognition--their ability to think about and manage their own learning. This includes the skills of setting and monitoring goals, assessing progress, and identifying personal strengths and challenges. ReflectED consists of 28, weekly, half-hour lessons, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Metacognition, Thinking Skills
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Speight, Sveltlana; Callanan, Meg; Griggs, Julia; Farias, Javiera Cartagena; Fry, Alexandra – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
Research into Practice--Evidence-informed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Rochdale (UK) was a pilot intervention aimed at supporting teachers to use evidence-based teaching and learning strategies to improve pupil progress. The project ran for one year (2014/2015) in ten primary schools in the Rochdale area, all of which are members…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods
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Miller, Sarah; Gildea, Aideen Gildea; Sloan, Seaneen; Thurston, Allen – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
This is a report of a pilot study of the Physically Active Lessons (PAL) programme, which was piloted in five primary schools in Hertfordshire between February and July 2014. PAL involves adapting lesson plans to combine short bursts of physical activity with academic content. The study had two aims: (1) to explore the feasibility of adapting a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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King, Bernardine; Kasim, Adetayo – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Rapid Phonics is a synthetic phonics intervention intended to improve decoding skills and reading fluency. It teaches the relationship of word sounds to their corresponding letter groups in a structured way. In this evaluation, the intervention was delivered across the transition between primary and secondary school to Year 6/7 pupils who had not…
Descriptors: Phonics, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Decoding (Reading)
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