Improving Secondary Science – Twilight Training Programme

Programme Overview

Evidence-informed science teaching is not about fitting more into a tight timetable: it’s about using limited time and resources as smartly as possible, by focusing on what is most likely to have... […]

Posted on 11 December 2018
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Working with Parents -Twilight Training Programme

Programme overview

Parents play a crucial role in supporting their children’s learning, and levels of parental engagement are consistently associated with better academic outcomes. Evidence from the EEF  Posted on 11 December 2018
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The 12 Days of Christmas

On the 12th day of Christmas my Research School gave to me...OK, it's a bit early, but here are 12 easy to read research papers to feast on over the Christmas period. […]

Posted on 10 December 2018
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Flashcards in practice

As part of our ongoing endeavours to provide our students with effective revision material and support, the geography department at Durrington has recently developed a series of knowledge organisers intended to distil the core elements and... […]

Posted on 7 December 2018
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New guidance on working with parents

The Education Endowment Foundation’s latest guidance report - Working with Parents to Support Children’s Learning - reviews the best available research to offer schools and teachers four recommendations to support parental engagement. […]

Posted on 7 December 2018
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Questioning in PE

It is undeniable that questioning is imperative to improving students’ understanding of the world . However teachers are often over reliant on recall style questions surrounding surface knowledge, usually targeted at students who the teacher knows has sound knowledge within the field. Whilst establishing whether students have a firm grasp of the core knowledge they need to master the subject is important, questioning should aim to stimulate learners to analyse, evaluate and link ideas together. Essentially, questioning should generate thinking. This is an area of classroom practice which is sometimes lacking in the initial years of teaching. […]

Posted on 2 December 2018
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