News and Research

This initiative gathers and highlights news and research on primary school education. To share interesting articles, send them by email to

Research on teaching

November 1, 2017

In the last few days I came across this blog post from Peter Diamandis, the founder and chairman of the X Prize Foundation and of Singularity University. I found it intellectually stimulating and thought others in the community could find it as well. It talks about how to rethink our kids education. How do we prepare them for the future? The post is not a research paper, but it does include some interesting ideas.

Renzo Procaccini Parent in Y3

October 23, 2017

I attended a conference for new teachers organised by the Chartered College of Teaching in October, 2017. During the session on research-led teaching, the speaker suggested the below five articles (PDFs below), as well as the websites here. Amy Salem, Year 5 Class Teacher

ResearchED is an online home for anyone interested in educational research, what it means, and how it can - or can't - make a difference in the classroom. ResearchED is a grass-roots, teacher-led organisation aimed at improving research literacy in the educational communities, dismantling myths in education, getting the best research where it is needed most, and providing a platform for educators, academics, and all other parties to meet and discuss what does and doesn't work in the great project of raising our children.


Best Evidence in Brief is a fortnightly e-newsletter produced by the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) at the University of York, and the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University.

The Education Endowment Foundation is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement. We support teachers and senior leaders by providing free, independent and evidence-based resources designed to improve practice and boost learning.

Research Schools Network acts as regional hubs for the Research Schools Network. Through the network, they share what they know about putting research into practice, and support schools to make better use of evidence to inform their teaching and learning so that they really make a difference in the classroom.


The Confident Teacher is a blog by Alex Quigley, author of 'The Confident Teacher', 'Teach Now! English' and Director of Learning and Research at Huntington Secondary School, York. He writes regularly for the TES and Teach Secondary magazine, Project Lead of the RISE (Research-leads Improving Students' Education) Project.

The Learning Scientists are cognitive psychological scientists interested in research on education. Our main research focus is on the science of learning. (Hence, "The Learning Scientists"!) Our vision is to make scientific research on learning more accessible to students, teachers, and other educators.