Category: Blog

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

00:00 on 1 January 1970

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

00:00 on 1 January 1970

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

00:00 on 1 January 1970

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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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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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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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 […]

Posted on: 5 June 2018
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Vocabulary Enrichment at Secondary

22 May 2018

Having an English Language degree, the topic of vocabulary enrichment has always and continues to fascinate but also perplex me. Research into childhood vocabulary variation has consistently shown that there are vast variations in vocabulary size between children. For those within education, this will, sadly, come as no surprise. Take a moment to think of […]

Posted on: 22 May 2018
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