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Unleashing greatness

Unleashing greatness: getting the best from an academised system

The Academies Commission, sponsored by CfBT, conducted a seven-month 'rapid review' of the academies landscape and this report documents its findings.  

Outstanding school inspection

Outstanding School Inspection

The study analyses the work of outstanding inspectors employed by CfBT Education Trust (now named Education Development Trust) in the inspection of maintained schools under contract to Ofsted.  

Language learning in secondary schools in England

Language learning in secondary schools in England: findings from the 2011 Language Trends survey

Language Trends 2011 is one in an annual series of reports charting the health of language learning within the secondary curriculum in English secondary schools.  

Impact evaluation of private sector participation in education

Impact evaluation of private sector participation in education

The paper gives a high level overview of how impact evaluation can be used in the particular context of government funded privately-provided schools. It also illustrates how more generally impact evaluation can support evidence-based policy-making.  

Enhancing primary mathematics teaching and learning

Enhancing primary mathematics teaching and learning

This report outlines a sustainable method of enhancing the teaching and learning of mathematics in the primary phase of education.  

A review of the literature on the role of the board chair

A review of the literature on the role of the board chair: What are the messages for chairs of school governing bodies?

This report reviews the literature on board chairs to inform all those involved in school governing in England about the responsibility, the role and the knowledge, the capabilities and characteristics required of the chair of the school governing ...  

Action research at St Mark's Academy II

Action Research at St Mark's Academy 2012

The aim of St Mark's 2012 action research was to analyse the role of partnership teaching in a classroom where different levels of linguistic ability constitute barriers to academic progress in English.  

Action research in languages teaching schools

Action Research in languages teaching schools

This publication is a collection of practitioner research reports produced by teachers from languages departments in secondary schools across England.  

School2School

'School 2 School': How to Make Teaching Schools a Success

This paper aims to analyse and describe the potential of the Teaching Schools initiative to improve teaching and raise standards, identify some of the risks that might jeopardise its successful implementation and propose possible mitigations.  

Rooted in reading

'Rooted in Reading' Passports

‘Rooted in reading’ is a reading promotion project offering primary and secondary school students a suite of 12 reading ‘passports’ to encourage reading for pleasure.