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EBE partners with Cambridge University to transform teaching through new thinking

Evidence Based Education (EBE) is working with Cambridge University to improve the quality of teaching across the world.

The Sunderland-based teacher training business has joined forces with Cambridge Assessment International Education to publish a review of what is being dubbed the education sector’s recruitment and retainment crisis.

The review aims to give educators a career-long and personalised framework for improving practice while helping them understand how to nurture their staff and improve the overall education experience.

The review concluded that teacher feedback is crucial to achieving better student performance and highlighted four key areas that could improve the quality of teaching.

Professor Rob Coe, director of research and development at EBE, said: “The strong link between the quality of teaching and student outcomes has been widely proven and if we get professional development right, the impact it can have on the culture of schools and the quality of learning could be transformational for generations to come.”

EBE is creating a Great Teaching Toolkit, which will be free to download, helping teachers in the UK and overseas understand how they can improve the quality of their work.

Professor Coe added: “If we want teachers to learn how to become better teachers, then they too require constant feedback and a practical toolkit to help them grow.”

EBE was founded in 2015 and delivers both online and on-site training to teachers and schools nationally and internationally.

Jack Deverson, co-founder and managing director of EBE, said: “As a growing self-funded business, I’m incredibly proud of what our team continues to achieve, even in these difficult circumstances.

“We’re delighted to be doing it all from the North East too – which is fast establishing itself as a hotbed for innovative, fast-growing businesses.

“We hope to launch the toolkit next year, and our intention is that it will be free to use for teachers around the world.”