Curriculum/Assessment

 

EEF Guidance Reports

Clear and actionable guidance for teachers on a range of high priority issues:

  • Making best use of Teaching Assistants 
  • Improving Literacy in KS1
  • Improving Literacy in KS2
  • Improving Mathematics in KS2 & 3
  • Putting Evidence to work – A school’s guide to implementation
  • Meta-cognition and self-regulation
  • Preparing for Literacy
  • Science
  • Improving Literacy in Secondary schools
  • Parental Engagement
  • Digital Technology
  • Early Maths

view the guidance reports

EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit

An accessible summary of the international evidence on teaching 5-16 year olds

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EEF Improving Mathematics in Key Stages 2 and 3

New guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF): Improving Mathematics in Key Stages 2 and 3.

The report makes evidence-based recommendations for maths teaching in Key Stages 2 and 3. The report includes guidance on:

  • developing pupils’ problem solving skills;
  • using assessment to make a difference to pupils’ learning ; and
  • the effective use of manipulatives, such as Cuisenaire rods and Dienes blocks, to teach maths.

The EEF is also working with Research Schools – a network of schools across the country which are hubs for evidence based practice in their region – to provide support and training to implement this maths guidance. You can find out more information about the Research Schools, as well as a full list of them here.

read the report

A Broad and Balanced Curriculum

Given the emphasis that Ofsted has placed on implementing a broad and balanced curriculum, we feel this is a good starting point for ensuring your pupils feel inspired to learn, and to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in all aspects of their education, including the humanities and linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technical, social, physical and artistic learning. 

The aim of the event held on 7th June was to fulfill our offer of contributing to the social and civic education of Birmingham’s children, and so focus beyond assessment to explore what a broad and balanced curriculum looks like.

The event:

  • discussed what a broad and balanced curriculum is

  • explored what the requirements are on your school

  • explained what this means for teaching and learning 

  • offered guidance on how to get started

  • presented case studies from schools who have implemented broad and balanced curricula 

The second portion of the event adopted a ‘teach meet’ format and provided the opportunity for attendees to delve deeper into what a broad and balanced curriculum looks like. Drawing on the expertise of BEP and partner colleagues, attendees learnt more about:

  • The Arts: visual art, music, drama, poetry and literature etc.

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing (BEP NewStart Programme)

  • Physical Activity (in partnership with Youth Sports Trust)

  • Global Issues and Development (in partnership with Tide)

The event hopefully left attendees with tangible ideas for curriculum design, ongoing support and ideas for sustainability, basics for schools to get started for free and information about programmes or organisations we recommend you to get involved with. 

All of the resources and handouts used at the event can be found below:

Mental Health and Well-being

Physical Activity and Education

Arts

Global Issues

BEP Meet: EAL

View the resources and presentations shared at the BEP Meet: Supporting Learners from New Communities in 2016

 

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