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Happy New Year! We hope you had an enjoyable and restful break.


In this edition of IOE Schools News, we will be bringing you a round-up of all the latest news, research and events happening at the Institute of Education (IOE), as well as an opportunity to download some free resources. 


Following the successful launch of the public engagement series last term, ‘What if…’,

our upcoming 'Public Debates' will be tackling three major challenges for our education system: embedding evidence-informed practice in the classroom, supporting schools facing the greatest adversity, and, perhaps the biggest challenge of all - getting all kids to love maths...


In association with TES, these free events will be bringing together a range of commentators – academics, politicians, practitioners, policy makers – and pushing them to bring some radical new thinking to some of the apparently intractable issues within education. Come along and join the debate!


If you missed 'What if... we really wanted to further social mobility through education?', please click on the video below.


What if...we really wanted to further social mobility through education?

The IOE is committed to driving innovation in education research and pedagogy, working closely with schools to ensure our work leads to transformative educational experiences in the classroom and beyond. Read on to find out the latest news and research taking place at our institution.

Poorer pupils get less help with homework than better-off peers
Schools “teaching in ‘ability’ sets despite evidence this may cause harm”

New analysis from the IOE reveals that 50% of the most disadvantaged 15-year olds said their parents regularly helped with their homework, compared to 68% of their better-off classmates. Read more

Schools are rejecting the chance to teach children in ‘mixed-ability’ classes, despite evidence that the alternative will have a negative effect on some of their results, Read more

Podcast - Rob Webster: Teaching assistants and inclusive education
Reading extends teenagers' vocabulary, whatever their background

Listen to Rob Webster (researcher at the IOE) talk about the role of teaching assistants, how they can be used more effectively and how they could help solve the teacher recruitment crisis.Read more

Teenagers who read in their spare time know 26% more words than those who never read. Results show that teenagers who read often were more likely to develop a better vocabulary. Read more



Our single- and multi-session short courses include standalone modules from our degree programmes as well as a wide range of specially-designed short courses. Our courses are designed to fit round your working life in the evenings, at weekends, during half term or over a period of consecutive days. Click here for all our upcoming courses.


London Centre for Leadership in Learning Courses
CPD courses for SEN practitioners

Our cutting-edge research, together with our close collaboration with schools, ensures that our leadership courses keep pace with current policy and practice. We offer courses for every stage of your career. Read more

Using the most up-to-date research and knowledge exchange methods, our courses are designed to provide delegates with the tools and methods to make best practice happen in their setting. Read more




Our events diary makes us London's liveliest centre of engagement for stakeholders in education. View our upcoming events


IOE Graduate Open Day
Free talk: Accountability and inequity

Meet representatives from your programme of interest, attend presentations on graduate study, find out about fees and funding and learn more about life as a graduate student at the open day. Read more

Accountability systems often aim to address inequity and inequality. This seminar discusses whether accountability measures, information and incentives create equal opportunities and reduce achievement gaps. Read more

Free resources


Enhance your skills with our free teaching and learning resources. Our resources are designed to support teachers in helping students engage more with science and maths.


The Science Capital Teaching Approach
CPD for Teachers of Mathematics

The Science Capital Teaching Approach is designed to support teachers in helping students find more meaning and relevance in science and, as a result, engage more with the subject. Download free resources

This series of free one-day CPD courses for maths teachers will give you new ideas for how to develop your pupils' mathematical reasoning skills. The three courses focus on key stages 3, 4 and 5. Read more

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