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.

The twilights (one hour each) will deliver on two levels. Firstly, to give early-years teachers an opportunity to identify an area of their practice that they would like to develop and share across their school, and thus develop their leadership potential beyond their own classroom. Secondly, we will help the EYTs to focus their planning on an area that is part of their department or school’s improvement plan, and thus support the individual school and its leaders with specific contextual needs.

The programme will be underpinned by engagement with research findings to help ensure that resultant practice is evidence-informed. […]

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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Training Programme: Improving secondary science

10:00–15:00 on 13 December 2018

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

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 19 November 2018

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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