Training Programme – Evidence-informed principles that will improve teaching

20 June 2018


Come and join the authors of the award winning ‘Making every lesson count’ to explore:

  • What does the evidence suggest are the key features of effective teaching? How can teachers use this evidence to inform their day to day teaching and learning in the classroom? How can we mobilise this evidence into a cohesive teaching and learning/CPD strategy across a whole school?

The world of educational research and cognitive science is providing us with a growing body of evidence around how students learn.  We have distilled this into six pedagogical principles:

  • Challenge
  • Explanation
  • Modelling
  • Practice
  • Questioning
  • Feedback

Drawing on the work of researchers such as Daniel Willingham, Graham Nuthall, Barak Rosenshine and Robert Coe, we will unpick the research evidence that sits behind each of these six principles.  Most importantly though, we will discuss and share strategies that busy teachers can use, to mobilise this research in their own classrooms.  Throughout the programme, the focus will always be on developing teaching strategies that are practical and sustainable – but with high impact in terms of student learning.


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This is a three day training programme:

Day 1 – 12 December 2017

  • What is the problem we are trying to solve?
  • What does the research say about the issue?
  • How can we begin to mobilise this research in our different contexts?
  • Plan the work that will be carried out back in schools.


Day 2 – 23 March 2018

  • Review the mobilisation work that has been carried so far.
  • Consider additional evidence to deepen our understanding of the issue.
  • Evaluate the work we have carried out so far and refine our plans.


Day 3 – 20 June 2018

  • Consider how we can effectively evaluate the data we have gathered.
  • Present the findings from the in-school work we have carried out.
  • Plan our next steps so that we can widen the influence of our work.


Led by Shaun Allison, Andy Tharby (Durrington High School), with Jo Payne and Mel Scott (Vale Primary School)

Target audience: Primary & secondary T&L/CPD leaders & classroom teachers

Dates: 12 Dec, 23 March, 20 June (Each day will run from 10am – 3pm)

Cost: £295

Venue: The Research Centre, Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 1JX

Click here for online booking.

For further details please contact Lisa Edwards on

Posted on 11 September 2017
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