Evidence for the Frontline

Evidence for the Frontline (E4F) is a support service for schools. Teachers submit questions and are matched with evidence resources, given advice by a university researcher, or put in touch with another school with relevant experience to help them to answer that question.

We know that it is important for people using research findings to have the opportunity to interact with others so the site encourages dialogue between teachers and researchers, and teachers and their colleagues.

The project is being funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), and was originally developed by CEBE, the Coalition for Evidence-based Education. The service is based at Sandringham School in St Albans, and the other partners involved include the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) at the University of York, and the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) who are the independent evaluators.

A development phase took place from May to September 2015, with 11 schools collaborating with Sandringham School and the IEE to shape the scheme as a whole. A pilot phase began in September 2015 with 20 additional schools joining the project. An evaluation of the first pilot year will be published in early 2017.

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