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Rapid School Improvement

This report looks at the experience of an unusually interesting group of schools in England, in which a dramatic improvement in school quality had taken place over a short period of time.  


Redistributing Excellence

This report explored the role that teacher redistribution can play in supporting equitable workforce planning in the UK context.  


Language trends 2015/16

Language Trends 2016 is the 14th in a series of annual reports charting the health of language learning in English schools.  

Interesting cities

Interesting cities: five approaches to urban school reform

Our latest report is a pioneering comparison of the approaches used to improve school standards in five diverse cities around the world: London, New York, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro and Ho Chi Minh City.  

Effective Teaching

Effective teaching

Teachers are one of the key elements in any school and effective teaching is one of the key propellers for school improvement - this review uses relevant literature to identify what makes an effective teacher.  

Successful school leadership

Successful school leadership

School leaders are under considerable pressure to demonstrate the contribution of their work to school improvement - this review addresses what successful school leadership looks like in a variety of contexts.  

Language Trends Wales

Modern Foreign Languages in secondary schools in Wales

The first national survey of modern foreign language (MFL) teaching in Welsh secondary schools, carried out by Education Development Trust and the British Council, highlights the decline of modern foreign language learning in Welsh schools.  

Language Trends 2014/15

Language trends 2014/15

This report, Language Trends, carried out in partnership between Education Development Trust and the British Council, charts the health of language teaching and learning in schools in England.  

Action research at St Mark's Academy 2014

Action research: St Mark's Church of England Academy 2014

The fourth edition of action research at St Mark's Church of England Academy, this research report represents a significant contributor to the academy's improvement journey.  

Inspiring teachers

Inspiring teachers: perspectives and practices

This study investigates the notion of 'inspiring' teaching. Conducted in partnership with researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Worcester it studies the practice of teachers in Education Development Trust's own schools.