Category: Blog

Unpacking a School’s Guide to Implementation Part 2: Explore

18 February 2018

The new EEF guidance report Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation offers six recommendations to help schools give their innovations the very best chance by working carefully through the who, why, where, when and how of managing change. In this post we look at recommendation 3: Define the problem you want to solve and identify appropriate programmes or practices to implement. […]

Posted on: 18 February 2018
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Unpacking A School’s Guide to Implementation Part 1: Foundations

11 February 2018

The new EEF guidance report Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation offers six recommendations to help schools give their innovations the very best chance by working carefully through the who, why, where, when and how of managing change. Over a series of blog posts, we will explore those recommendations. […]

Posted on: 11 February 2018
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Improving Literacy in Key Stage One Guidance Report

4 February 2018

The EEF guidance reports try to take what we know about various aspects of teaching and summarise the evidence in a series of recommendations. One of the first reports to be published was Improving Literacy in Key Stage One. This report will form the foundation of our first (free) Research Roadshow workshop at Copthorne Primary School on Wednesday 21st February from 4 pm. […]

Author: Mark Miller
Posted on: 4 February 2018
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Bradford Opportunity Area Plan

20 January 2018

Bradford Research School will work with the Bradford Opportunity Area Board to support their work in the city. We summarise the key messages from the Opportunity Area Plan. […]

Posted on: 20 January 2018
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50 Things to do before you’re Five

14 January 2018

Studies of communication and language approaches in the Early Years “consistently show positive benefits for young children’s learning, including their spoken language skills, their expressive vocabulary and their early reading skills. One exciting Bradford project which aims to develop children’s language skills is 50 Things to do before You’re Five. […]

Author: Mark Miller
Posted on: 14 January 2018
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Teaching mathematical problem solving: what the research says

20 December 2017

With problem solving being one of the main aims of the mathematics national curriculum, it has certainly been high on the agenda in schools for the last few years. But exactly what problem solving is, and how best to teach it, is not always clear. We look at what the evidence tells us about problem solving. […]

Author: Aidan Severs
Posted on: 20 December 2017
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Why you might be getting feedback wrong! (part 2)

15 December 2017

In the first instalment of our two-part article about feedback we looked at five myths about marking and used the EEF’s review of the evidence surrounding marking (A marked improvement?) to dispel those myths. […]

Author: Aidan Severs
Posted on: 15 December 2017
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Bradford Research School Launch

9 December 2017

On Thursday we hosted the launch of Bradford Research School in the stunning ‘heartspace’ of Dixons McMillan Academy. Here is what happened. […]

Author: Mark Miller
Posted on: 9 December 2017
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Why you might be getting feedback wrong! (part 1)

8 December 2017

What do we mean by marking? Marking: writing comments on children’s work for the purpose of giving feedback. There are lots of myths surrounding marking that might mean you’re not doing it right. […]

Author: Aidan Severs
Posted on: 8 December 2017
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Armed with Research: Learning from the Literacy Octopus

1 December 2017

Three independent evaluations of randomised controlled trials published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) suggest that providing light-touch support for teachers to engage with research is not an effective way to improve pupil outcomes. As a Research School with a desire to ensure that the best evidence finds its way to teachers in a way that has impact on practice, these findings obviously lead us to consider how we can best achieve this. […]

Author: Mark Miller
Posted on: 1 December 2017
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