Research case study: Shifting students’ beliefs about how much study is normal

Too many year 11 students as they approach their Christmas mocks and summer exams, do too little personal revision (outside of school organised revision sessions). Conversely, others will get very anxious about not doing enough. This is often based (incorrectly) on how much revision they think their peers do. […]

Posted on 11 October 2018
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Metacognitive reading strategies for the English Language GCSE

By Andy Tharby English is a subject that requires that students know and practise a wide range of strategies for planning, monitoring and evaluating their work. […]

Posted on 30 September 2018
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Being Brain Aware: How an understanding of the adolescent brain could improve outcomes for secondary schools

Recently, neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore’s Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain has come to the fore in the world of educational research. […]

Posted on 27 September 2018
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Teaching & Learning Leadership Open Days

Join us for a day at Durrington High School to hear about, discuss and see how we have focused on improving teaching and learning and CPD by adopting a more evidence informed approach to school improvement. […]

Posted on 27 September 2018
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Training Programme: Improving secondary science

On Friday 21st September 2018 the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) published its latest guidance report, designed to support secondary science teaching. Improving secondary science reviews the best available research and offers schools and science teachers seven clear and actionable recommendations on how to boost their pupils’ attainment in science. […]

Posted on 24 September 2018
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Free Twilight: Using nudge theory to improve attendance

A research driven approach to improving attendance and outcomes for disadvantaged secondary students. •Are you looking to improve the attendance and also outcomes of you disadvantaged students? •Do you need to help shift their engagement within the school community? •Do you need a research driven, quick, easy and cheap easy strategy to make gains? […]

Posted on 24 September 2018
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