Category: Blog

Thinking about metacognition

30 October 2017

At Durrington High School we run a half-termly journal club where teachers come to discuss a useful and relevant education research paper. Our first paper of the academic year was Metacognition: Study Strategies, Monitoring, and Motivation by William Peirce (2003) which is a useful review of the literature surrounding metacognition. […]

Author: Andy Tharby
Posted on: 30 October 2017
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What’s on next half term?

20 October 2017

As we all look forward to a well deserved half-term break, we wanted to thank you all for your support and engagement across the network.  It’s been a great first half term here at the Durrington Research School and there is clearly an appetite for schools to work together to develop a more evidence-informed approach […]

Posted on: 20 October 2017
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Life Lessons – New report from the Sutton Trust

12 October 2017

Today the Sutton Trust published a report ‘Life Lessons – Improving essential life skills for young people’. Sir Peter Lampl outlines the focus of this report: […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 12 October 2017
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Evidence-based guidance for improving literacy

22 September 2017

One of the challenges when trying to use research evidence to improve teaching practice in schools can be the amount of evidence to wade through, and its inaccessibility. With this in mind, guidance reports from the EEF do some of this heavy lifting for you. And a key part of the role of the Research Schools Network is to turn these guidance reports into training programmes that help schools use them in practice. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 22 September 2017
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Aiming high for quality CPD

22 September 2017

The Research Schools Network aims to put the use of research evidence into the hands of schools and practitioners. One of the three main strands of its work is training, offering CPD that uses the best research evidence to challenged existing practice. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 22 September 2017
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How can teachers become more evidence-informed?

17 September 2017

In this blog post, Shaun Allison, Director of Durrington Research School, looks at how teachers can be more evidence informed. […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 17 September 2017
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Expanding the Research Schools Network

12 July 2017

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, today confirmed the 11 new Research Schools in Opportunity Areas. The announcement doubles the size of the Research Schools Network. From an original project with eleven schools, we have now grown to 22. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 12 July 2017
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Expanding the Research Schools Network

12 July 2017

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, today confirmed the 11 new Research Schools in Opportunity Areas. The announcement doubles the size of the Research Schools Network. From an original project with eleven schools, we have now grown to 22. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 12 July 2017
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