What’s happening this half term at Blackpool Research School?

5 June 2018

The final weeks of our first academic year as a Research School are now upon us. It’s been a very busy one and we would like to say a big thank you to anyone who has supported our work – we look forward to continuing to work with you, and on welcoming even more people to our training and events as we move into our second year.

As well as working with a number of local projects next year, including a cross-town literacy project involving all Blackpool secondary schools, and the expansion of our work into Cumbria as we take our KS2 and KS3 maths training on the road, we are also pleased to announce two brand new training courses for 2018-19.

Developing metacognition and memory (4 days – £345)
Improving Science teaching (3 days – £295)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both based upon EEF guidance reports, these are already proving to be popular. Please email Simon.cox.blackpool@researchschool.org.uk to reserve your place(s) – you can find further details on our website (www.blackpool.researchschool.org).

Here is a summary of what’s happening this half term:
This half term sees the release of the latest issue of our increasingly popular research school newsletter. If you aren’t already signed up to receive this in your inbox, please sign up here: https://blackpool.researchschool.org.uk/about- us/sign-up/
Friday 15 June sees the publication of the latest EEF guidance report, this time looking at literacy in the Early Years. Keep your eye on our Twitter feed (@ResearchSchSMCA) for more information – you will be able to download the report from here: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/tools/guidance-reports/

Wednesday 20 June is our final Evidence Fair of the year, looking at the hot topic of developing metacognition. The event is free, but open to ticket holders only – you can sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/metacognition-and-self-regulation-evidence-fair- tickets-45318543985
Monday 25 June is the final day of our 3-day training programme looking at the EEF guidance report “Improving Mathematics at Key Stages 2 and 3.

We are speaking at a number of events over the next few weeks, including Huntington Research School / Teach Sheffield’s research conference, Layton School’s Teach Meet, FCTSA’s senior leaders’ conference, the Catholic Teaching Alliance North conference, and Bradford Research School’s maths twilight session. We hope to see some of you there!

Monday 9 July: our on-going Journal Club meets for the final time this year from 3.45pm until 4.30pm – as usual we look at a paper and consider its implications for teaching and learning – this time we will discuss the EEF’s metacognition and self-regulated learning guidance report. Contact simon.cox.blackpool@researchschool.org.uk if you would like to join us.

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