Research Updates from our Evidence Leads in Education

Early Talk Boost 

For more information please click the link below or view the PowerPoint Slides in the 'Downloads' section below.

Early Talk Boost (2023 trial) | EEF (

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1stClass@Number1 (2022/23 trial) | EEF (

EEF 1st class

To read the full EEF Effective Professional Development Guidance Report (Oct. 2021) please click below:

Supporting high quality teaching is pivotal in improving children’s outcomes. Indeed, research tells us that high quality teaching can narrow the disadvantage gap. It is therefore hugely encouraging to see a host of new initiatives and reforms that recognise the importance of teacher quality such as the Early Career Framework and the new National Professional Qualifications. These exemplify a growing consensus that promoting effective professional development (PD) plays a crucial role in improving classroom practice and pupil outcomes, and this guidance further reflects this, offering recommendations on how to improve professional development and design and select more impactful PD.

PD has great potential; but it also comes with costs. We know that teachers engage in professional development activities whilst balancing multiple and, at times, competing commitments and time pressures. The need is clear, therefore, for PD to be well-designed, selected, and implemented so that the investment is justified.

Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning taster event

We held a FREE taster event 2nd November and Cate facilitated a very interesting group discussion on this theme, using the EEF Guidance report as the basis for discussion.

This one-hour event was for anyone wishing to look more closely at Metacognition and Self-Regulated learning and served as a taster in advance of the 6-session programme. 

EEF Guidance report is available below by clicking the link.



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EEF Stronger Practice Hubs Early Talk Boost 07th Dec 2023 Download
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