The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement. We aim to: raise the attainment of 3-18 year-olds, particularly those facing disadvantage; develop their essential life skills; and prepare young people for the world of work and further study. We support teachers and senior leaders by providing free, independent and evidence-based resources designed to improve practice and boost learning. We do this by generating evidence of what works to improve teaching and learning, funding rigorous trials of promising but untested programmes and approaches. We then support schools, as well as early years and post-16 settings, across the country in using evidence to achieve the maximum possible benefit for young people.