UK research

The IEE conducts high quality evaluations of programmes and practices used in schools and Early Years settings, as well as interventions focused on the home learning environment. You can read about our ongoing and completed projects below.

We aim to share our findings as widely as possible, and do this through our publications and events, and by working with schools and other partners.

Improving teaching and learning

Much of our research evaluates innovative education programmes and practices implemented in UK classrooms. This work provides the evidence of effectiveness that schools need when making decisions on how best to maximise their pupils’ progress.

Better parenting

The home learning environment and parenting play vital roles in children’s school readiness and their subsequent development. We are working to identify programmes that make a real difference to children and their families.

Improving development and well-being

Schools play an important role in the mental and physical well-being of their pupils. Our research looks for the evidence that enables schools to effectively manage this role and maximise its positive impact on academic attainment.

Widening participation

Widening participation, fair access, social mobility, and entry into the professions are all of interest for the IEE because of their importance for young people from underprivileged backgrounds in improving their life chances and socio-economic status.

Evaluations for the EEF

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents. The EEF aims to improve knowledge and extend the evidence-base on what works to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. EEF projects are rigorously evaluated by independent experts in educational research, including the IEE.

Project list A-Z


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