The Education Endowment Foundation seems to be an interesting beast. At first glance, it looks like a really good thing, but I’ve learnt to approach such schemes with a degree of caution. Politics intrudes far too often in the world of education and you always need a healthy dose of scepticism. Still, any organisation that’s look to take a scientific approach to ‘what works’, to the extent of using randomised controlled trials, would appear to be on to something. I’ve always been of the belief that education should be the subject of sustained and relentless improvement, given its vital importance to our economy, our culture and our general wellbeing. If that’s a view thats supported by our political parties, then they do a poor job of translating talk into action.
If anyone has any experience or feedback from the EEF, I’d be keen to hear more.