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The rapid improvement of government schools in England

This study investigates the experience of an unusually interesting group of government-funded primary and secondary schools in England.  

Inspiring Teachers

Inspiring Teachers: how teachers inspire learners

This report contains the findings from an enquiry that looked at 36 ‘inspiring’ teachers nominated for the project by headteachers and principals of CfBT Schools Trust schools and academies.  

Language Trends Wales 2015/16

Language Trends Wales 2015/16 is the second in a series of annual reports on foreign language teaching in Welsh schools.  

Language Trends 2013/14

Language Trends 2013/14

The Language Trends survey 2013/14 is the 12th in a series of annual research exercises, charting the health of language teaching and learning in schools in England, this year conducted in partnership with the British Council.  

Educational blogs and their effect on pupils' writing

Educational blogs and their effects on pupils' writing

This research report explores the effect that writing on online blogs can have for primary school pupils. The research project was led by the London Connected Learning Centre.  

Action research for school improvement

Action research for school improvement

This report is based on seven action research projects undertaken by teachers in CfBT (now Education Development Trust) academies in the school year 2012/13. The action research focused on key aspects of school improvement.  

Employer engagement in education

Employer engagement in education

This important report was undertaken for CfBT (now Education Development Trust) by the Education and Employers Taskforce. It reviews existing and new evidence about how employer engagement can improve on the learning and progression of young people.  

An awareness of neuroscience in education

An awareness of neuroscience in education

This project sought to establish whether teaching pupils about the brain could impact upon their beliefs about their own intelligence and ultimately positively impact on their academic performance.  

School self-evaluation

School self-evaluation for school improvement

School self-evaluation can be a fundamental force in achieving school improvement and this review establishes key debates and what the implications are for self-evaluation as a means of leading school improvement.  

Quality assurance and accountability

Quality assurance and accountability

This review focuses on quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation, and the use of these methods to drive educational improvement and accountability; addressing structures, responsibilities, processes, tools and models of evaluation.