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This talk will provide an overview of the Pupil Premium policy to raise attainment for disadvantaged pupils in England, where family background is more strongly associated with educational success than in most developed countries.
It will also focus on the work of the Education Endowment Foundation, which has commissioned over 100 randomised trials in schools in England, involving nearly a million pupils in the last five years.
Their remit as the “What Works” Centre for Education involves advocating for and promoting evidence-based approaches.
The session will look both at the detail of some approaches, but also more broadly at the role of research evidence in improving outcomes for children and young people.
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London School of Economics,
Nearest tubes: Temple (District and Circle lines) and Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines).
Professor Higgins is Professor of Education at Durham University.
He joined the School of Education from Newcastle University, where he was the founding Director of the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching. Before working in higher education he taught in primary schools in the North East where his interest in children’s thinking and learning developed.
His research interests include the areas of effective use of information and communications technology and digital technologies for learning in schools.
He is also one of the authors of the Sutton Trust/EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit.
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