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Education Endowment Foundation

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.

The EEF isn’t just a grant-funder, nor just a research organisation. What we are is a charity with a moral imperative – to support teachers and senior leaders to raise attainment and close the disadvantage gap – which roots its response to this educational challenge in the best available evidence.

We aim to:

  • raise the attainment of 3-18 year-olds, particularly those facing disadvantage;
  • develop their essential life skills; and
  • prepare young people for the world of work and further study.

We do this by:

  • summarising the best available evidence in plain language for busy, time-poor teachers and senior leaders. Our Teaching and Learning Toolkit is now used by 70% of secondary schools.
  • generating new evidence of ‘what works’ to improve teaching and learning, funding independent evaluations of high-potential projects. We’ve tested over 190 high-potential programmes with over 1.3 million children and young people and our most promising programmes have enabled students to make +3 months of additional progress in a year.
  • supporting teachers and senior leaders across the country in using this evidence to achieve the maximum possible benefit for young people. We work in partnership with a network of 39 Research Schools across the country.