Category: Training/CPD

Early Career Teacher Development Programme

16:00–17:30 on 5 February 2019

This is a CPD programme comprising three twilight sessions aimed at early-years teachers or EYTs (year 2 to year 5).

Research suggests that professional context plays a large role in recruitment and retention of early-years teachers. Schools with high levels of retention are those where teachers feel they are working in a supportive CPD environment that enables them to develop their effectiveness both in their classrooms and a wider context. […]

Posted on: 14 November 2018
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Teaching & Learning Leadership Open Days

10:00–14:00 on 5 December 2018

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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Free Twilight: Using nudge theory to improve attendance

16:00–17:30 on 31 January 2019

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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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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researchED Durrington 2019

09:30–16:00 on 27 April 2019

‘ResearchED Durrington – Making evidence count for the classroom teacher’

In recent years there has been a significant shift in the teaching profession – one that is to be applauded. A growing number of teachers and school leaders have become interested in engaging with the research evidence around education and cognitive science and using this to improve their practice. This is a really welcome development. The experience that a child receives in school is too important to be left to chance. It will shape their future, for better or worse. With this in mind, effective teaching should not be based on hunches or guesses. It should instead draw from the wisdom of our most successful teachers and the available research evidence. This is what researchEd Durrington plans to bring you – effective evidence informed strategies that can be taken straight back to your classroom. […]

Posted on: 10 September 2018
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NQT support and development programme 2018-19

16:00–17:30 on 31 January 2019

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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Training programme – Improving memory

10:00–15:00 on 6 February 2019

Over recent years, schools and teachers have become increasingly interested in how students learn and the role of memory in this process. In this course, we will draw on evidence from cognitive science to explore how to design lessons, units of work and policies that encourage knowledge retention and put students on the path to success. This will be relevant and useful for primary and secondary colleagues. […]

Posted on: 27 June 2018
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Training programme – Evidence-informed principles that will improve teaching

10:00–15:00 on 23 January 2019

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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Training programme – Improving behaviour and attendance

10:00–15:00 on 5 March 2019

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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Training programme – Leading Learning

10:00–15:00 on 17 January 2019

We know that improving the quality of teaching in the classroom has the biggest impact on student outcomes. To do this, at a time when resources are being stretched, we need to improve the quality of our CPD. This innovative programme provides a comprehensive overview of the most important research evidence in education, including the EEF toolkit, so that school leaders can devise a high impact CPD programme (topics include metacognition, memory and mindset). The programme will support you with a range of evidence-based tools to help you lead learning with success and improve your CPD programme. […]

Posted on: 27 June 2018
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