Category: Training/CPD

Supporting Struggling Readers at Secondary School

19 June 2018

We have been lucky enough to add a few new books to the Durrington Research School library this term, one of which is James and Dianne Murphy’s Thinking Reading: What Every Secondary Teachers Needs to Know about Reading. In this book, the authors cite research carried out in the US and published in Effective Instruction for Adolescent Struggling Readers. This paper provides some interesting research evidence and ideas for practice, which may or may not suit your context. However, there is plenty of food for thought to support the complex decision making required when it comes to supporting struggling readers in secondary school. […]

Posted on: 19 June 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence, Training/CPD

researchED Durrington 2018

30 April 2018

“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.” […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 30 April 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: 30 April 2018
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Cognitive load theory twilight session – FULLY BOOKED

23 May 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. […]

Posted on: 29 March 2018
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Meta-cognition Twilight Session – Fully Booked

27 June 2018

Meta-cognition and self-regulation has, alongside feedback, the highest impact rating of all the strands of the EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit. The concept is slippery, somewhat hard to define and as a result poses challenges to schools attempt to incorporate it into interventions. To support this, the EEF has published a guidance report on Meta-cognition. At this twilight the guidance report will be shared and unpicked with delegates, to provide practical takeaways for all teachers across all phases of education. […]

Posted on: 29 March 2018
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Attendance Twilight Session – FULLY BOOKED

21 May 2018

There is very strong evidence that links student attainment with attendance at school. Associated with this, there is a growing body of evidence around successful strategies schools can employ to improve the attendance of students who are at risk of high levels of absence. This twilight will explore the most up to date research around improving school attendance and how schools can then implement this effectively. […]

Posted on: 29 March 2018
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Literacy Twilight Session

16:00–17:00 on 22 March 2018

Join us on 22 March for a twilight session aimed at developing confidence and understanding in how to explicitly teach vocabulary using three specific strategies: Sentence stems, test sentences and images. […]

Posted on: 2 February 2018
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Training Programme – Improving Maths in Key Stage Two

11 July 2018

Good maths skills are essential for everyday life and a range of careers. Yet there remains a large and persistent attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. This three day training programme will support primary schools in implementing the recommendations from this guidance report in KS2, in a clear and well-structured way. […]

Posted on: 5 January 2018
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School Research Leads Development Programme

17 April 2018

A growing number of schools are beginning to recognise the impact a ‘Research Lead’ role could have in their school. This series of three twilights will support colleagues who are new to this role, or are interested in performing this role in the future. […]

Posted on: 7 December 2017
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Reflections on our improving memory training course

7 December 2017

On Friday last week 14 teachers from south coast schools met together at the Durrington Research School to discuss how we can improve memory in order to improve students’ performance in terminal exams. The three-day training course had been designed around applying principles from cognitive science to the classroom, and drew on the wealth of research in this area.  It was created in […]

Author: Chris Runeckles
Posted on: 7 December 2017
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