Sir Kevan Collins, Education Endowment Foundation, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminar Series on 23rd Novemner 2015.
This seminar will consider the emerging influence of ‘disciplined innovation’ and the rise of randomized controlled trials in education. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is supporting over 100 research studies involving 1:4 schools in England and over 700,000 pupils. Kevan will introduce the work of the EEF and share some of the emerging findings. He will position this work against the current context of the English education system and suggest that better access to high quality evidence will build capacity for development and support schools to improve outcomes for all pupils. Reflecting on the first four years of the EEF, Kevan will set out the challenges for the next phase of its work focusing on the ambition to address social and emotional skills, learning and development in the early years and the wider use and adoption of evidence to inform practice.