Thank You!

On behalf of all of the Durrington Research School Team, we would like to say a very big thank you to all the teachers and leaders that we have worked with in our first year as a research school. Whether it has been at one of our training programmes, twilights, conferences or a school visit, it has been a real privilege to hear how schools are engaging with evidence informed practice. […]

Posted on 23 July 2018
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Developing a ‘Disciplined Inquiry’ Approach

Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to listen to John Tomsett talk about how Huntington have developed a 'disciplined inquiry' approach to teacher appraisal. […]

Posted on 19 July 2018
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Research Bites: Purposeful Practice

What does it mean? Purposeful practice is practising at the edges of your capability.  It involves setting a clear goal, having several steps planned towards meeting that goal and getting regular feedback as you progress. […]

Posted on 12 July 2018
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2018-19 Training Programme Launch Event

To help you make an informed decision about registering your staff on one or more of our training programmes next year, we want to give you more information than can be posted on a website about each training programme. To do this, we are hosting a launch event. This post contains details of this event. […]

Posted on 9 July 2018
Posted in: Events

Research Bites: We remember what we think about

We will only remember something if we have paid attention to it. Lesson planning, therefore, should focus primarily on the thinking that students will do in the lesson. […]

Posted on 28 June 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

NQT support and development programme 2018-19

As the momentum towards a more evidence informed approach to teaching grows, it is imperative that NQTs ‘hit the ground running’ with teaching strategies that have been proven to support learning during their NQT year. To support schools with this, we are offering a one year support and development programme for NQTs, that will build on what they have learnt in their ITT year. […]

Posted on 27 June 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD