Category: Events

Training programme – Improving behaviour and attendance

10:00–15:00 on 1 November 2018

If effective learning is to take place in schools, we need to ensure that students are attending school regularly and that a calm and purposeful atmosphere is created within classrooms and the wider school. This will give students the best possible chance of success. […]

Posted on: 27 June 2018
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Explicit vocabulary instruction – twilight session FULLY BOOKED

16:00–17:30 on 18 October 2018

Research evidence shows a clear link between students’ outcomes and their vocabulary knowledge. Furthermore, the research evidence also shows that there are profound differences in vocabulary knowledge among students from socioeconomic groups, with those from disadvantaged backgrounds having a considerable paucity of vocabulary compared to their peers. Once established, the differences in vocabulary knowledge remain. Consequently, the explicit teaching of vocabulary is an essential part of any classroom practice aimed at reducing the gaps in outcomes for these students. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
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Training programme – Evidence-informed principles that will improve teaching

10:00–15:00 on 17 October 2018

We know a great deal from the body of research evidence about what makes effective teaching. This training programme will explore this research evidence and then codify this into six evidence informed pedagogical principles, that teachers from all phases can implement in their classrooms. […]

Posted on: 27 June 2018
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Unpicking formative and summative assessment – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 10 October 2018

Finding the balance between formative and summative assessment is one of the trickiest challenges facing all schools and subject leaders. This course will first aim to unpick the key principles underpinning both forms of assessments. From there we will explore how and when to assess and practical tips for the differing forms assessment can take. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
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An evidence informed approach to mentoring – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 2 October 2018

It is essential that early years teachers (ITT, NQTs and RQTs) are supported effectively if they are going to grow and develop during these formative years. This session will examine what the research evidence says about effective mentoring and how to implement this in role. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
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Cognitive Load Theory – twilight session – FULLY BOOKED

16:00–17:30 on 27 September 2018

Educationalist Dylan Wiliam recently described cognitive load theory as ‘the single most important thing for teachers to know’. Indeed, there is a huge body of research that suggests that cognitive overload is one of the main reasons why students struggle to acquire and retain the content they have covered in lessons.
In this practical twilight session, delegates will be introduced to cognitive load theory and will discuss its implications for day-to-day teaching practice. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
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Training Programme Legacy Support

12:00 on 20 September 2018–12:00 on 23 July 2019

If you attended a Durrington Research School training programme in 2017-18, we want to offer you support this year to ensure that the ideas from the training programme are effectively implemented and evaluated this year back at your school.

This might include:
•A consultancy meeting to discuss and share ideas.
•Supporting you with writing/refining a detailed implementation plan.
•Supporting you with monitoring what has been implemented so far e.g. by lesson observations, work scrutiny, discussions with teachers and leaders etc.
•Supporting you with planning how you will evaluate the impact of this work.
•Leading a developmental session with a group of your staff.
•Leading a whole staff twilight to follow up on the training programme.
•Any other bespoke activity that would be useful. […]

Posted on: 20 September 2018
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NQT support and development programme 2018-19

16:00–19:30 on 13 September 2018

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
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2018-19 Training Programme Launch Event

16:30–17:30 on 11 September 2018

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