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Tracey, Louise; Bowyer-Crane, Claudine; Bonetti, Sara; Nielsen, Dea; D'Apice, Katrina; Compton, Sarah – Education Endowment Foundation, 2022
This study aimed to understand the relationship between reception children's experiences of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and their academic achievement and socio-emotional development during their first year at school in September 2020 to July 2021. This was an exploratory study combining parent and school surveys with children's…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Academic Achievement, Social Development
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Rose, Susan; Badr, Karim; Fletcher, Lydia; Paxman, Tara; Lord, Pippa; Rutt, Simon; Styles, Ben; Twist, Liz – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
This study investigated the impact of school closures for COVID-19 on the attainment of pupils in Key Stage 1 in reading and math, and on the gap between the attainment of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children. It explored pupils' attainment compared with pre-pandemic samples, as well as any changes in attainment over the course of the…
Descriptors: School Closing, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Attainment
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Worth, Jack; Sizmur, Juliet; Walker, Matthew; Bradshaw, Sally; Styles, Ben – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Teacher Observation intervention aimed to improve teacher effectiveness through structured peer observation. Teachers observe and are observed by their peers a number of times over the course of two years. It was delivered by the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) at the University of Bristol. CMPO researchers trained lead…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Observation, Peer Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation
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Greaves, Ellen; Sianesi, Barbara; Sibieta, Luke; Amin-Smith, Neil; Callanan, Meg; Hudson, Ruth – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Achieve Together aims to improve pupil outcomes by supporting leadership development and collaboration within schools in disadvantaged areas. The programme was devised and delivered by three education charities: Teach First, Teaching Leaders, and The Future Leaders Trust. Participants on these individual programmes also collaborate on a school…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Educational Certificates
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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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Jerrim, John; Macmillan, Lindsey; Micklewright, John; Sawtell, Mary; Wiggins, Meg – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
Chess in Primary Schools is a whole-school approach to teaching primary school children how to play chess. Children take 30 hours of chess lessons delivered by a tutor who is an experienced chess player, and the school is given the option to set up a chess club as a lunchtime or after-school activity. Chess classes are delivered during the school…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Games, Competition
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Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP) is a CPD programme that aims to improve teachers' classroom practice. TEEP training is offered as a whole-school approach by the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT). All staff in a school received three days of training over a period of two terms. A smaller cohort of teachers, chosen…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Skills
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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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Menzies, Victoria; Kasim, Adetayo; Kokotsaki, Dimitra; Hewitt, Catherine; Akhter, Nasima; Collyer, Clare; Younger, Kirsty; Wiggins, Andy; Torgerson, Carole – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The "Hallé SHINE on Manchester" (HSoM) programme is a Saturday school educational programme designed to increase the reading and maths attainment, as well as engagement with school, of underachieving and disadvantaged pupils at Key Stage 2. Developed in collaboration between the SHINE Trust and Hallé Orchestra, the intervention provides…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Program Evaluation
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Sheard, Mary; Chambers, Bette; Elliott, Louise – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Units of Sound (UofS) is a computer-based program designed to help struggling readers with their reading and spelling skills. It is a structured, multisensory program that covers reading and spelling from simple phonics skills through to adult reading levels. It involves a high level of independent work by the student, with small groups of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Reading Difficulties
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a whole-group reading management and monitoring program that aims to foster the habit of independent reading among primary and early secondary age pupils. The internet-based software initially screens pupils according to their reading levels, and suggests books that match their reading age and reading interest. Pupils…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Rienzo, Cinzia; Rolfe, Heather; Wilkinson, David – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
The Changing Mindsets project sought to improve academic attainment by supporting pupils to develop a growth mindset: the belief that intelligence is not a fixed characteristic and can be increased through effort. Previous research (Good et al., 2003; Blackwell et al., 2007) has suggested that holding this belief enables pupils to work harder and…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Intervention, Workshops, Undergraduate Students
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Philosophy for Children (P4C) is an approach to teaching in which students participate in group dialogues focused on philosophical issues. Dialogues are prompted by a stimulus (for example, a story or a video) and are based around a concept such as 'truth,' 'fairness' or 'bullying.' The aim of P4C is to help children become more willing and able…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Group Discussion, Dialogs (Language), Teaching Methods
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Humphrey, Neil; Barlow, Alexandra; Wigelsworth, Michael; Lendrum, Ann; Pert, Kirsty; Joyce, Craig; Stephens, Emma; Wo, Lawrence; Squires, Garry; Woods, Kevin; Calam, Rachel; Harrison, Mark; Turner, Alex; Humphrey, Neil – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) is a school-based social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum that aims to help children in primary school manage their behaviour, understand their emotions, and work well with others. PATHS consists of a series of lessons that cover topics such as identifying and labelling feelings, controlling…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Elementary School Students, Self Management, Student Behavior
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Buchanan, Emily; Morrison, Jo; Walker, Matthew; Aston, Helen; Cook, Rose – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
The Tutor Trust is a Manchester-based charity that aims to provide affordable small group and one-to-one tuition, predominantly to disadvantaged pupils in schools in challenging communities. The tutors are university students and recent graduates, enabling tuition to be provided at a competitive rate on a not-for-profit basis. This three-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Students
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