Category: Blog

Strategies to Memorise Quotations

7 October 2018

The new English Literature GCSE has a huge amount of content and with that the number of quotations students should know has increased. With so many quotations to learn, we want to support our students in being able to memorise them efficiently. Here are two evidence-informed strategies. […]

Posted on: 7 October 2018
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5 Reasons Why ‘Improving Secondary Science’ isn’t just for Science Teachers

30 September 2018

The recently published Improving Secondary Science guidance report is a treasure trove of evidence-informed recommendations for secondary science teachers, heads of science departments and senior leaders. But to limit the report to science teachers would mean that the rest of us have to miss out on a fantastic exploration of many important concepts in teaching. Here are five reasons you should read the guidance report – even if you’re not a science teacher. […]

Posted on: 30 September 2018
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EEF Blog: Grouping pupils by attainment – what does the evidence say?

7 September 2018

Danielle Mason, Head of Research at the Education Endowment Foundation, unpacks the evidence on grouping pupils by attainment. […]

Author: Danielle Mason, Head of Research, EEF
Posted on: 7 September 2018
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Metacognition: 5 Blogs from the Research Schools Network

15 July 2018

In April, the EEF published their guidance report on Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning. Across the Research Schools Network, there have been many different takes on the report and on the topic of Metacognition. Here are five of our favourite blogs from across the network on this topic. […]

Posted on: 15 July 2018
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A week in the life of Bradford Research School

1 July 2018

With the Research Schools Network a relatively new phenomenon, we often get asked what we actually do. So, here is a week in my life as Head of Bradford Research School. […]

Author: Mark Miller
Posted on: 1 July 2018
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Exploring the Toolkit: 5 Key Questions to Ask

24 June 2018

Recent research from the NFER showed that “59% of senior leaders and 23% of teachers use the Sutton Trust/EEF Toolkit to inform evidence-based teaching methods.” There are 46 topics in total in the Teaching and Learning Toolkit and the Early Years Toolkit, ranging from Phonics to School Uniform. In a series of posts, we are exploring how to make […]

Posted on: 24 June 2018
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Things You Should Continue Doing In The Early Years (And What The Research Says About Why)

17 June 2018

Following the release of the EEF’s Preparing for Literacy guidance report, Aidan Severs highlights some common Early Years practices that the ‘Preparing for Literacy’ guidance report confirms as best bets – things you should definitely continue to do in your Nursery and Reception classrooms. […]

Author: Aidan Severs
Posted on: 17 June 2018
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Improving communication, language and literacy in the early years

15 June 2018

Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School, introduces the EEF’s Preparing for Literacy guidance report and explains how this evidence is brought to life at Highfield Nursery School and Children’s Centre. […]

Author: Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School
Posted on: 15 June 2018
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Why should ITT trainees engage with educational research?

10 June 2018

Katie Waring, Head of ITT at Bradford Birth-19 SCITT, argues why ITT trainees should engage with research. […]

Author: Katie Waring
Posted on: 10 June 2018
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Has a solution to retention been found?

8 June 2018

Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School, discusses the problem of retaining early career teachers in light of the EEF evaluation of RETAIN: a one-year professional development programme for early career teachers teaching in Key Stage 1. […]

Author: Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School
Posted on: 8 June 2018
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