Tag: Blackpool Research School

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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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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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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rED Blackpool session review: Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson

25 April 2018

In the second of our researchED Blackpool session reviews, Simon Cox summarises the talk by Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice. […]

Posted on: 25 April 2018
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Literacy – a matter of life and death?

23 April 2018

According to recent research by the National Literacy Trust (Feb 2018) there is a proven link between literacy levels and life expectancy. Since Blackpool is one of the most deprived areas in England and its life expectancy rates are the lowest for men and the second lowest for women in the country, then here it […]

Posted on: 23 April 2018
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rED Blackpool session review: Tom Sherrington

13 April 2018

In the first of our reviews of sessions from researchED Blackpool, held at Blackpool Research School on 24 March 2018, we look at Tom Sherrington’s session “No ‘Can Do’? – Making Assessment Actions Count”. I had not seen Tom speak before, but his Twitter ‘thought experiment’ from last year intrigued me and made me reflect […]

Posted on: 13 April 2018
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What’s going on this half term at Blackpool Research School? Summer Term 1

11 April 2018

After a hectic Spring term in which we launched our first ever training courses, held a conference for 300 delegates, and hosted two evidence fairs, you would think we would have given ourselves a rest over the coming weeks. But our work never stops here at Blackpool Research School, and we have a packed schedule […]

Posted on: 11 April 2018
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