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Effective flashcards

19 September 2018

As with many teaching and learning tools, flashcards will be nothing new to most teachers.  Many of us (myself not included sadly) will have revised for our own exams with lovingly created decks of brightly coloured card.  Perhaps it is surprising then that there is not a huge volume of research regarding their effectiveness. Classic papers by Dunlosky, Rosenshine and others […]

Author: Chris Runeckles
Posted on: 19 September 2018
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What does an evidence-informed school look like?

10 September 2018

As a network of Research Schools, we are spending a great deal of time working with schools from all over the country, to help them become more ‘evidence-informed’. Whilst doing so, it’s important that we step back and think about what we are trying to achieve. What are the ‘active ingredients’ of an evidence informed school? […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 10 September 2018
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Subject Planning and Development Sessions

28 August 2018

This post describes how Durrington has used evidence around effective CPD to plan fortnightly ‘Subject Planning & Development Sessions. […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 28 August 2018
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Working Together in 2018-19

23 July 2018

On behalf of all of the Durrington Research School Team, we would like to say a very big thank you to all the teachers and leaders that we have worked with in our first year as a research school. Whether it has been at one of our training programmes, twilights, conferences or a school visit, it has been a real privilege to hear how schools are engaging with evidence informed practice. […]

Posted on: 23 July 2018
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Developing a ‘Disciplined Inquiry’ Approach

19 July 2018

Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to listen to John Tomsett talk about how Huntington have developed a ‘disciplined inquiry’ approach to teacher appraisal.  This is a way of encouraging teachers to think deeply about how they are going to improve their practice.  You can read more about the approach Huntington have taken, in this blog […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 19 July 2018
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Durrington Research School Training Programme 2018-19

27 June 2018

Now is the time of year in schools, when leaders are beginning to plan their improvement priorities and plans for next year. At the Durrington Research School, we have planned our training programme for next year, around key themes that we think will support schools with these priorities. […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 27 June 2018
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Training programme feedback and plans for 2018-19

13 June 2018

This post features some video feedback of our training programmes and a summary of our planned training programmes for 2018-19. […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 13 June 2018
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Digging deep into the EEF Implementation Guide

6 June 2018

This article explores five ‘implementation outcomes’ from the EEF guidance report on implementation in schools – active ingredients, fidelity, acceptability, reach and feasibility. […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 6 June 2018
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Reflections of day three of ‘Using the EEF Toolkit to address disadvantage in coastal areas’

15 May 2018

On Friday last week colleagues from schools across the south coast met for the third tine at the Durrington Research School. There were two aims for this final day of the training programme. Firstly, to consolidate our exploration of how the EEF Toolkit can support and enhance interventions for disadvantaged students, and secondly, to refine the mass of collated ideas from the previous two training days into a considered and practical implementation plan ready to take back to school. […]

Posted on: 15 May 2018
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Using cognitive load theory to improve slideshow presentations

19 April 2018

Written by Andy Tharby In recent years, the slideshow has become so ubiquitous that it has become synonymous with the lesson itself. ‘I just need to finish planning this lesson’ has come to mean ‘I just need to complete slides 56 and 57 of my PowerPoint slideshow.’ However, the jury is still out as to whether […]

Posted on: 19 April 2018
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