See below for January’s mentions of the Sutton Trust and EEF in Parliament.

29 January 2014 – Education Select Committee

Conor Ryan, Director of Research and Communications at the Sutton Trust gave evidence to the Select Committee on White Working Class Underachievement.

Read the full discussion here.

The written evidence submitted by the Sutton Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation can be found here.

29 January 2014 – Opposition day motion on teacher licensing

During an opposition supply day debate calling for the teaching profession to be licensed, Shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt mentioned Sutton Trust research on teacher quality:

The Sutton Trust and the London School of Economics have concluded that if we raised the performance of the bottom 10% of teachers only to the average we would see a marked improvement in performance in our schools. That is especially the case when we consider that disadvantaged children suffer most from poor teaching. Without home support and social capital to fall back on, children from disadvantaged backgrounds suffer disproportionately from poor teaching.

You can find the report of the debate here.

Simon Wright (Norwich South) (LD) mentioned the EEF:

We also need to ensure that we get the maximum benefit from the Government’s support for the Education Endowment Foundation. The EEF is supporting important research and practice that could deliver innovation in classrooms to address the needs of disadvantaged children. I would like Ministers to discuss with the EEF whether it could play an even greater role in evaluating and disseminating the application of research to classroom practice.

Read the full discussion here.


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