Category: Blog

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

18 September 2018

              Our second year as a Research School sees us busier than ever, with a number of upcoming events and training packages for your diary. We look forward, as ever, to working with teachers from across Blackpool, Lancashire, and Cumbria.   Launch events for EYFS literacy and Secondary Science […]

Posted on: 18 September 2018
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Ensuring students don’t clam up in Science

12 September 2018

In the wake of GCSE results this summer , it is timely to revisit one of the more talked about questions as far as the class of 2018 were concerned in Science, the Oyster question!(AQA Biology Paper 2). Why didn’t you teach us about Oysters screams social media in the hours following the exam, the […]

Posted on: 12 September 2018
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When do practicals work well in science? A Schools Week Article

10 September 2018

Our Deputy Director of Blackpool Research School has just had an article posted on Schools Week: When do practicals work well in science? Below is a snippet of the article which you can read in full by following the link at the end. Do pupils learn more science when they’re taught in classrooms – with […]

Posted on: 10 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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Research into Practice: the piece of research having the biggest impact on the way I teach

11 July 2018

In this blog post, Jessica Walmsley discusses the piece of research having the biggest impact on the way she teaches […]

Posted on: 11 July 2018
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Some Summer Reads . . . . My Top Ten Educational Books

29 June 2018

Looking for some inspiration for summer reading? Here, Louise Wareing (research lead) presents her top recommendations. […]

Author: Louise Wareing
Posted on: 29 June 2018
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Training courses for 2018-19 at Blackpool Research School

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Our training courses for next year are based around common themes that have come up through our discussions with teachers and leaders from across our local area. We have held our prices for 2018-19 at £295 for 3-day courses, and £345 for 4-day courses, which represents excellent value for money when compared with other providers. […]

Posted on: 28 June 2018
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Developing Metacognition and Memory

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A three-day programme aimed at leaders with responsibility for Teaching & Learning, middle leaders, and teachers at all phases. […]

Posted on: 28 June 2018
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Effective Use of the Pupil Premium Fund

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A FREE course delivered through five twilight (16.00 – 17.30) sessions across the academic year. This is aimed at headteachers and senior leaders with responsibility for the Pupil Premium. What are the principles and conditions needed for effective use of the Pupil Premium? We will explore these in detail before looking at how effective implementation, […]

Posted on: 28 June 2018
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Improving Science Teaching

00:00 on 1 January 1970

A 3-day programme aimed at Science Leaders in MATs, secondary schools, and primary schools, and Science teachers in secondary schools. With a renewed focus on Science in primary schools and the introduction of more challenging GCSE and A level courses, combined with linear assessment, pupils are tasked with learning more and retaining it for longer. […]

Posted on: 28 June 2018
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