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Wiggins, Meg; Parrao, Constanza Gonzalez; Austerberry, Helen; Ingold, Anne – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Foreign Language Learning (FLL) programme aimed to improve the English language attainment of Year 3 and 4 pupils through a detailed curriculum of weekly French classes with linked activity in English lessons. The programme, created by the Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT), lasted for three half-terms. French classes were 45 minutes…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French, Literacy
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Demack, Sean; McCaig, Colin; Wolstenholme, Claire; Stevens, Anna; Fumagalli, Laura – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
ThinkForward is a coaching programme, developed by Impetus Private Equity Foundation, which is designed to support secondary school pupils. ThinkForward is targeted at pupils who have been identified as being at high risk of not being in education, employment or training (NEET) following the completion of compulsory education. Coaches are assigned…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Secondary School Students, At Risk Students, Transitional Programs
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Merrell, Christine; Kasim, Adetayo – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Butterfly Phonics aims to improve the reading of struggling pupils through phonics instruction and a formal teaching style where pupils sit at desks in rows facing the teacher. It is based on a course book created by Irina Tyk, and was delivered in this evaluation by Real Action, a charity based in London. Real Action staff recruited and trained…
Descriptors: Phonics, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Teaching Methods
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Menzies, Victoria; Collyer, Clare; Kokotsaki, Dimitra; Hewitt, Catherine; Younger, Kirsty; Wiggins, Andy; Torgerson, Carole – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
This is a report of a pilot programme of the SHINE in Secondaries Saturday school transition intervention. The programme aims to improve attainment by focusing on literacy and numeracy and revisiting areas where pupils are struggling through a creative curriculum approach and enrichment opportunities. The Saturday programme is run by teachers from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Weekend Programs
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat; Siddiqui, Nadia – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
This pilot project focused on improving teachers' understanding and use of effective feedback. Participating teachers tried to incorporate feedback into their lessons to help pupils understand their learning goals and become able to develop strategies to reach them. The project employed a cyclical action research design, through which teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parochial Schools, Partnerships in Education, Feedback (Response)
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Torgerson, David; Torgerson, Carole; Jefferson, Laura; Buckley, Hannah; Ainsworth, Hannah; Heaps, Clare; Mitchell, Natasha – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
The Discover Summer School was a four-week programme which aimed to improve the reading and writing skills of children during the summer between Year 6 and Year 7. The programme was targeted at pupils who had been predicted to achieve below Level 4b in English by the end of Key Stage 2. Pupils meeting the eligibility criteria for the study, and…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Low Achievement
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Styles, Ben; Clarkson, Rebecca; Fowler, Katherine – Education Endowment Foundation, 2014
Rhythm for Reading is a programme which aims to improve children's reading ability by taking part in rhythm-based exercises such as stamping, clapping and chanting, while reading musical notation. The intervention builds on the evidence of a link between the natural rhythm and phrasing of prose and intuitive reading comprehension. Rhythm for…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction