Training Programme Legacy Support

If you attended a Durrington Research School training programme in 2017-18, we want to offer you support this year to ensure that the ideas from the training programme are effectively implemented and evaluated this year back at your school. This might include: •A consultancy meeting to discuss and share ideas. •Supporting you with writing/refining a detailed implementation plan. •Supporting you with monitoring what has been implemented so far e.g. by lesson observations, work scrutiny, discussions with teachers and leaders etc. •Supporting you with planning how you will evaluate the impact of this work. •Leading a developmental session with a group of your staff. •Leading a whole staff twilight to follow up on the training programme. •Any other bespoke activity that would be useful. […]

Posted on 20 September 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD

Effective flashcards

As with many teaching and learning tools, flashcards will be nothing new to most teachers.  Many of us (myself not included sadly) will have revised for our own exams with lovingly created decks of brightly coloured card. […]

Posted on 19 September 2018
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First reports from the IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants published

The first two reports from projects funded by the IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants have now been published. […]

Posted on 11 September 2018
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What does an evidence-informed school look like?

As a network of Research Schools, we are spending a great deal of time working with schools from all over the country, to help them become more 'evidence-informed'. Whilst doing so, it's important that we step back and think about what we are trying to achieve. What are the 'active ingredients' of an evidence informed school? […]

Posted on 10 September 2018
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researchED Durrington 2019

‘ResearchED Durrington - Making evidence count for the classroom teacher’ In recent years there has been a significant shift in the teaching profession – one that is to be applauded. A growing number of teachers and school leaders have become interested in engaging with the research evidence around education and cognitive science and using this to improve their practice. This is a really welcome development. The experience that a child receives in school is too important to be left to chance. It will shape their future, for better or worse. With this in mind, effective teaching should not be based on hunches or guesses. It should instead draw from the wisdom of our most successful teachers and the available research evidence. This is what researchEd Durrington plans to bring you – effective evidence informed strategies that can be taken straight back to your classroom. […]

Posted on 10 September 2018
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EEF Blog: Grouping pupils by attainment – what does the evidence say?

Danielle Mason, Head of Research at the Education Endowment Foundation, unpacks the evidence on grouping pupils by attainment. […]

Posted on 7 September 2018
Posted in: Blog