Category: Training/CPD

Addressing Gender Underperformance – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 14 March 2019

Many schools face a similar picture when unpicking data; that male students appear to be underachieving when compared to female students. This twilight will attempt to highlight some possible reasons for this and promote a pragmatic and evidence-informed approach to addressing the issue. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD

Improving teacher explanation and modelling – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 21 March 2019

Teacher explanation and modelling are two essential features of great teaching. This session will explore what the research evidence says about how to do this effectively and then how this can be mobilised by teachers […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD

Improving teacher questioning – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 2 May 2019

Teachers ask hundreds of questions every day. This session will explore:
• Why we ask questions?
• What the evidence says about how we can shape our questioning to support better learning?
• Where do we often go wrong with questioning?
• How can we use this in a practical and sustainable way in the classroom, to facilitate deeper learning? […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD

Using evidence to address workload – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 6 June 2019

In 2016 the Independent Teacher Workload Review Group published three documents exploring how teacher workload could be addressed around three areas:
• Marking
• Planning
• Data management
This session will explore the key points from these three reports and how they can be used in schools […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD

Using the EEF Implementation Guide – twilight session

16:00–17:30 on 13 June 2019

This session will talk you through how to effectively implement a new approach in schools, whether this be at a whole school level, or a smaller team, using the research evidence from the EEF implementation guide.
During the session you will also be given support with developing your own implementation plan for a new approach that you are planning. […]

Posted on: 26 June 2018
Posted in: Events, 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
Posted in: Blog, Training/CPD
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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
Posted in: Blog, Training/CPD