Category: Blog

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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Physics exam on Wednesday? We’ll be ok, we’re self-regulating Sir!

22 May 2018

A rather misleading title for this blog but with the recent publication of EEF guidance on ‘Metacognition and Self-Regulated learning’ (for the purposes of this blog I will be discussing self-regulated learning and its components of cognition, metacognition and motivation).  I thought I would share my own opinions based on the available research. 1- Students […]

Posted on: 22 May 2018
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Are we doing a practical Sir?

17 May 2018

“Are we doing a practical Sir” screams the excited year 7 down the corridor as they realise that we have had a room change and the pristinely lined up year 10s groan knowing that period 3 Friday is now in a classroom. There has been a running debate in science teaching as to the value […]

Posted on: 17 May 2018
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ResearchED Blackpool session review: Tom Bennett

4 May 2018

In the latest of our session summaries from #rEDBlackpool, Phil Brown (Assistant Headteacher at St Mary’s Catholic Academy, Blackpool) shares his thoughts on Tom Bennett’s talk on “Creating a Culture”. […]

Author: Phil Brown
Posted on: 4 May 2018
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Models in Science Education

30 April 2018

It’s a Thursday afternoon, its year 9 electricity, it’s raining and there isn’t enough equipment to go around the department. Welcome to the reality of Science teaching, but rather than complain about this let’s see it as an opportunity! At times like this, I tend to unleash …. The model! Modelling in science has a […]

Posted on: 30 April 2018
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