Education project will bring together world’s teachers

7 Jun 18

A new £9.8m project to improve education by bringing together teachers from around the world has been launched today.

An initiative of the Education Endowment Foundation and BHP Billiton Foundation, it will enable teachers from different countries to share knowledge and boost attainment.

EEF chief executive Sir Kevan Collins said: “While more and more children have access to education than ever before, the quality of the education they receive varies dramatically, both across and within countries.

“Too often it’s children from disadvantaged backgrounds that miss out on the quality of education they need to thrive in adult life.”

The five-year project will develop a resource toolkit to practitioners identify what works, for which students, and in which circumstances.

It will also test different teaching and learning approaches and build a network so that organisations can learn from best practice.

Sir Kevan added: “With the BHP Billiton Foundation’s support, we’ll be able to give teachers and schools across the world access to reliable information and the support they need to make the best decisions about what’s most likely to transform their students’ life chances.”

EEF is a grant-making charity set up in 2011 with £125m from the Department for Education which has awarded £96.3m to 160 projects in more than 10,000 schools across England.

BHP Billiton Foundation is funded by global resource company BHP.

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