Supporting Struggling Readers at Secondary School

We have been lucky enough to add a few new books to the Durrington Research School library this term, one of which is James and Dianne Murphy’s Thinking Reading: What Every Secondary Teachers Needs to Know about Reading. In this book, the authors cite research carried out in the US and published in Effective Instruction for Adolescent Struggling Readers. This paper provides some interesting research evidence and ideas for practice, which may or may not suit your context. However, there is plenty of food for thought to support the complex decision making required when it comes to supporting struggling readers in secondary school. […]

Posted on 19 June 2018
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Focusing on the formative at KS3

The removal of Key Stage 3 levels left a vacuum that all schools have had to fill. […]

Posted on 15 June 2018
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New guidance on preparing for literacy

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, Preparing for Literacy, which reviews the best available research to offer early years professionals practical “do’s and don’ts” to make sure all children start school with the foundations they need to read and write well. […]

Posted on 15 June 2018
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Training programme feedback and plans for 2018-19

This post features some video feedback of our training programmes and a summary of our planned training programmes for 2018-19. […]

Posted on 13 June 2018
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Has a solution to retention been found?

Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School, discusses the problem of retaining early career teachers in light of the EEF evaluation of RETAIN: a one-year professional development programme for early career teachers teaching in Key Stage 1. […]

Posted on 8 June 2018
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Digging deep into the EEF Implementation Guide

This article explores five 'implementation outcomes' from the EEF guidance report on implementation in schools - active ingredients, fidelity, acceptability, reach and feasibility. […]

Posted on 6 June 2018
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