Tag: evidence

A new generation of researchers

28 September 2018

It’s not often that I envy our sixth form students. Decisions about the future; teenage angst; expected to be simultaneously child and adult; the thought of leaving home and friends to begin the unknown at university and the all-consuming A Level examinations are, thankfully, in my past. EPQ however is an opportunity for our students […]

Posted on: 28 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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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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Blackpool researchED: It’s all over . . . I hope not!

10 April 2018

Well, it’s all over! 300 delegates from all over the country, 27 speakers, a Baroness, a hugely popular bookstore, boundless enthusiasm, lots of humour and even the sun shone. Blackpool’s first ever Research Ed Conference at St. Mary’s Catholic Academy was an undoubted success. All present listened eagerly to the messages delivered by the excellent […]

Posted on: 10 April 2018
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Evidence Fair 25th January 2018

26 January 2018

Our Evidence Fair series began last week with a visit from EEF chief Executive Sir Kevan Collins to Blackpool. Evidence Fairs are short twilight sessions designed to kickstart a dialogue around a particular aspect of evidence: our subsequent sessions for this academic year will focus on Feedback, Metacognition and Memory. […]

Author: Simon Cox and Ben Gordon
Posted on: 26 January 2018
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Don’t believe the Hype…

19 January 2018

As Teachers, we are extremely busy people determined to do the very best we can for students in our charge. We seek and in some cases are bombarded with many types of information, all claiming to be proven by the latest evidence, so how do we make sense of the evidence? […]

Posted on: 19 January 2018
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We’ve only just begun: an end of term reflection

18 December 2017

As we end our first term as a Research School, it is time to reflect on our successes, the challenges we have faced, the steep learning curve we have climbed, and on our upcoming plans. Our events to date have seen over 250 teachers and leaders come through our doors, with over 100 more due […]

Posted on: 18 December 2017
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Research evidence, keeping the main thing, the main thing – but what is the main thing?

16 October 2017

I started my tenth year at St Mary’s this year and my fourth as Head teacher. During this time we have always been focused on innovation and much of our work is based on literature and evidence from across the globe. […]

Author: Simon Eccles
Posted on: 16 October 2017
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