Category: News

Being Brain Aware: How an understanding of the adolescent brain could improve outcomes for secondary schools

27 September 2018

Recently, neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore’s Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain has come to the fore in the world of educational research. In this book, Blakemore shares findings from research on how the brain changes and develops during adolescence (adolescence in this context starting at approximately at the age of 11 or 12 […]

Author: Fran Haynes
Posted on: 27 September 2018
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First reports from the IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants published

11 September 2018

The first two reports from projects funded by the IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants have now been published. […]

Posted on: 11 September 2018
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Twenty-third Research School appointed

19 January 2018

Highfield Nursery School – in collaboration with Kesgrave and Farlingaye Teaching School Alliance and Springfield Teaching School Alliance – will become the Research School and focal point of evidence-based practice to support the Ipswich Opportunity Area. […]

Posted on: 19 January 2018
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IEE funds seven new innovation evaluations aimed at improving pupil achievement

16 January 2018

A further seven projects have been awarded Research Schools Network Innovation Evaluation Grants, bringing the total number of innovation evaluation projects currently funded to 16. […]

Posted on: 16 January 2018
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What’s on next half term?

20 October 2017

As we all look forward to a well deserved half-term break, we wanted to thank you all for your support and engagement across the network.  It’s been a great first half term here at the Durrington Research School and there is clearly an appetite for schools to work together to develop a more evidence-informed approach […]

Posted on: 20 October 2017
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Welcome to the Durrington Research School

26 July 2017

The Durrington Research School will act as a regional hub for the Research Schools Network.  We will share what we know about putting research into practice, and support schools to make better use of evidence to inform their teaching and learning, so that they really make a difference in the classroom. We will do this […]

Posted on: 26 July 2017
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Justine Greening unveils new EEF/IEE Research Schools at the Social Mobility Summit

12 July 2017

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, today confirmed the 11 new Research Schools in to support social mobility ‘coldspots’. The announcement doubles the size of the Research Schools Network. […]

Posted on: 12 July 2017
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IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants

5 April 2017

IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants are awarded to provide funding for pilot evaluations of innovations of teaching and learning approaches that support the Research Schools Network’s goal to improve the attainment of pupils by increasing the use of evidence-based practices. […]

Posted on: 5 April 2017
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