Our aim is to improve primary education outcomes for children
Our aim is to improve primary education outcomes for children. We fund research and interventions that help to understand the factors affecting educational opportunity and identify how educational disadvantage can be addressed.
Our work in primary education research (ages 4-11) explores the acquisition of skills and capabilities, such as oral language and communication, literacy and numeracy skills, digital skills and social and emotional development.
We also fund research designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning. This includes exploration of different pedological approaches, the shape and role of assessment and the nature of school effectiveness and improvement.