Category: Blog

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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Sentence Combining to Improve Writing Fluency

20 November 2017

One of the seven key recommendations of the EEF’s recently published KS2 literacy guidance is to ‘Develop pupils’ transcription and sentence construction skills through extensive practice’. We look at practical strategies to address this. […]

Author: Mark Miller
Posted on: 20 November 2017
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What The Research Says About Primary Literacy Priorities In Bradford

31 October 2017

Over the last year the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) released their Literacy guidance documents for key stages one and two. There’s a lot of information in them to take in, but which aspects of it are most pertinent to Bradford schools? Of course, each school differs, but are there any common themes for schools in the Bradford area? […]

Author: Aidan Severs
Posted on: 31 October 2017
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Born in Bradford

16 October 2017

The Born in Bradford birth cohort study is one of the largest in the world. In this post we look at the massive birth cohort study and some projects that have implications for schools. […]

Author: Mark Miller
Posted on: 16 October 2017
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