EEF Primary Science: A Review of the Evidence

Back in 2018, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) published a guidance report: Improving Secondary Science. It offered secondary science teacher clear information about what works in secondary science. Now it is the turn for primary science.

Contact Lynda Dunlop of the University of York – the project lead if you would like to take part in a focus group.

In many ways, I think this is even more important. Primary colleagues teach children the foundations. We need to get it right.

A team from the University of York and University College London is carrying out a review of evidence on primary science teaching to inform a systematic review and guidance report for the Education Endowment Foundation.  

The first stage is to get the views of primary colleagues. The team is running focus groups (online) to understand what is important, how it is taught, and what ought to be prioritised in primary science.  Taking part would mean a one hour conversation with a small group of other teachers.  It will take no more than an hour.  Different time slots are available you can see them and sign up here, or get in touch with for more information.

My view: this is a once in a career opportunity to have your voice heard – it would be great if you could take part.



P.S. I am on the guidance panel of this project and biased – but this is a genuinely important project 🙂 Please take part if you can.

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