Category: Training/CPD

Training programme – Effective use of the Pupil Premium fund

10:00–15:00 on 12 December 2018

This programme will address the following points:
•How can we best use data to define challenges and drive decisions about how to spend the Pupil Premium?
How can we use evidence effectively to tackle defined challenges?
What does evidence tell us about delivering and sustaining quality first teaching?
What do we want to happen and how will we really know if we’re on track and ultimately successful?
How can we best gather evidence about the effectiveness of Pupil Premium provision in our own, and other schools […]

Posted on: 27 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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An evidence informed approach to mentoring – twilight session – FULLY BOOKED

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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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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Explicit vocabulary instruction – twilight session

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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Revision strategies – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 15 November 2018

The EEF’s ‘Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning’ guide highlights the importance of explicitly teaching pupils how to organise and effectively manage their learning independently. These skills are especially crucial in the time leading up to examinations when pupils need to be revising outside of the classroom. However, many pupils lack the knowledge of how to revise effectively, and so time dedicated to revision is often wasted on unhelpful activities that have no impact on learning or outcomes. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
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The role of the school Research Lead – Twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 28 November 2018

A growing number of schools are beginning to recognise the impact a Research Lead role could have in their school. This is either an individual or a team of teachers, who support staff with understanding the research evidence that is relevant to their school context and how to mobilise it in their classrooms.

This series of 3 twilights will support colleagues who are new to this role, or are interested in performing this role in the future. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
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Using the EEF toolkit and other sources of evidence – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 7 February 2019

This session will help colleagues to unpick and understand the range of evidence sources available from the EEF, including the ‘teaching and learning toolkit’. We will also discuss and share practical ways in which teachers and leaders can then use this evidence to improve teaching. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
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Getting to grips with feedback – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 14 February 2019

This twilight session is aimed at primary and secondary classroom teachers and school leaders who want to ensure that the feedback students receive is both effective and manageable.

The twilight will explore the research evidence behind what kind of feedback is most likely to have a positive impact on students’ learning and outcomes, and will also consider how this evidence can be applied through practical strategies in the classroom. Drawing on the EEF’s paper A Marked Improvement in particular, part of the twilight session will be spent exploring the potential benefits and disadvantages of marking, and potential ways in which time spent on this type of feedback could be improved. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
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High Attaining Students – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 7 March 2019

This twilight session is aimed at primary and secondary classroom teachers and school leaders who are interested in supporting and stretching high-ability students. We will explore what the research says about the following questions:
•What teaching strategies are most likely to be effective when working with high-achievers?
•How do we increase the aspirations of all students?
•How do we make academic learning more socially desirable? […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
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